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SHIRLEY/PAPANUI COMMUNITY BOARD
4 FEBRUARY 1998
A meeting of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board
was held on Wednesday 4 February 1998 at 4.00 pm
|PRESENT:||Mrs Yvonne Palmer (Chairperson), Mrs Judith Bruce, Mrs Anne Carroll, Mr Graham Condon, Mr Newton Dodge, Mr Garry Moore, Mr Steve Wright.|
|APOLOGIES:||Apologies were received from Sue Wells and Mr
Mr Garry Moore retired at 5.46 pm and was present for clauses 6 and 7, part of clause 8, and clauses 19 and 20.
The Board reports that:
PART A - MATTERS REQUIRING A COUNCIL DECISION
1. PACKE RESERVE RR 6625
|Community Manager||Barbara Lindsay, Committee Secretary|
|Corporate Plan Output: Elected Member Advice|
The following report was put to the 24 November 1997 Board meeting, when a decision was deferred pending the holding of a site meeting with the Chairperson and Shirley Board members. This was held on 21 January attended by Mrs Palmer, Mrs Bruce, Mrs Carroll and Mr Wright.
'The Friends of Packe Street Park asked the Board to consider adopting the following motion:
"That the Shirley/Papanui Community Board recommend to the Council that a letter be sent to the owner of 117 Canon Street, St Albans, requesting a first refusal option if/whenever his property is put on the market."
The property owner is aware of this request. A report from the Secretary of the Friends of the Park, 125-129 Packe Street Inc has been distributed to Community Board members.
In supporting the recommendation, the Shirley members ask the Council that should such a purchase proceed at some future time, consideration be given to disposing of the house and drive access of 117 Canon Street and retaining the rear portion of the site in accordance with the Safer Parks policy.'
|2.||BELFAST ROAD/MARSHLAND ROAD INTERSECTION GIVE WAY SIGN||RR 6796|
|City Streets Manager||Brian Neill|
|Corporate Plan Output: Traffic Signs and Markings|
The purpose of this report is to gain the Council's approval for the installation of a "Give Way" sign against Belfast Road at its intersection with Marshland Road.
Belfast Road is a minor arterial link between Main North Road (State Highway 1) and Marshland Road. Traffic volumes along Belfast Road are low for a minor arterial. However, the growth rate along Marshland Road is increasing around 8% per year. 3,000 vehicles per day use Belfast Road with 15,000 vehicles per day on Marshland Road.
Traditionally Belfast Road has been used by stock trucks travelling to and from the CFM meatworks. Trucking is a high proportion of the traffic using this road as there are other industries located at the Main North Road end of the road.
Many of these vehicles and an increasing number of motorists are turning onto Belfast Road from Marshland Road where a separate right turn lane has been installed with appropriate advance directional guide signs for motorists travelling west.
In most highway situations side road traffic (in this case Belfast Road) is required to give way to traffic on the Main Road. At the present time with no control on Belfast Road itself right turning traffic from the side road has right of way over right turning traffic into Belfast Road.
At T-junctions of minor roads it is not often necessary to control traffic movements. However, where traffic volumes are higher in rural environments there are safety benefits in controlling side road traffic such as at the Belfast Road/Marshland Road intersection.
Traffic volumes along Belfast and Marshland Roads are increasing as is the potential for right turning traffic conflicts. Placing a "Give Way" sign against Belfast Road at its intersection with Marshland Road would serve to overcome potential hazards and establish clear right of way for "main road" traffic.
|3.||BARBADOES STREET/EDGEWARE ROAD INTERSECTION: PROPOSED TRAFFIC SIGNALS||RR 6870|
|City Streets Manager||Lindsay Eagle, Area Engineer|
|Corporate Plan Output: Street Markings and Signs|
The purpose of this report is to seek the Council's approval for changes to parking restrictions necessary for the operation of traffic signals at this intersection and to remove the existing traffic control Stop restrictions against Edgeware Road.
The proposal to install traffic signals at the intersection of Barbadoes Street and Edgeware Road was considered by the Board in October and approved by the Council in November 1997. The installation of signals was recommended primarily as a safety option.
The traffic lane layout with the signalised intersection requires changes to the kerbside parking and the removal of the existing control Stop signs and splitter islands from the Edgeware Road approaches. Relocation of the inbound bus stop has also been proposed because it would be too close to the intersection. Further discussion with residents, Canterbury Regional Council and local businesses concerning the parking and Bus Stop location has been undertaken, and favourably concluded.
As both Barbadoes Street and Edgeware Road are classified as Collector roads, the Board's recommendation is referred to the Council for resolution.
4. P30 PARKING RESTRICTION -- HAREWOOD ROAD RR 6205
|City Streets Manager||Bill Greenwood, Area Traffic Engineer|
|Corporate Plan Output: Parking Management|
The following report was submitted to the 1 October 1997 Board meeting and a recommendation was deferred pending the holding of a meeting with residents in the vicinity to discuss parking issues. This meeting was held on 19 November 1997, attended by Barry Cook, Area Engineer.
"The purpose of this report is for the Council to consider the installation of a time limit parking restriction in Harewood Road, between the Sanitarium Health Food Company and the Main North Railway.
An approach has been made from the businesses operating premises on the north side of Harewood Road, between the Sanitarium Health Food Company and the Main North Railway. Businesses in this area are experiencing problems with staff from the adjacent Papanui Shopping Centre parking all day along their property frontages.
As a result of this all day parking, customers of the businesses in the area have very limited parking available to them. Both businesses have therefore approached the Council requesting the installation of 120 minute time limit parking restriction in this area.
The installation of a two hour parking restriction is not considered appropriate. To assist enforcement activity it is current practice to install very similar time limit restrictions throughout an area. This allows the enforcement staff to better manage the parking. A P30 parking restriction currently exists east of the railway. It would be appropriate to provide some customer carparking in the vicinity of the properties outlined above by the installation of a 30 minute time limit restriction. To install a time limit restriction in this area would likely result in relocation of this all day parking along the frontage of the Sanitarium Health Food Company grounds and to a lesser extent the residential properties west of St James Avenue.
On balance the installation of a 30 minute time limit restriction in this section of Harewood Road would provide on-street customer parking for the businesses in the area. It is likely that a restriction in this area could lead to similar requests from other businesses across the road or in Restell Street."
|Recommendation:||That a parking restriction with a maximum period of 30 minutes be installed on the north side of Harewood Road, commencing at the Main North Railway and extending in a westerly direction to the eastern boundary of the Sanitarium Health Food Company.|
5. MARSHLAND ROAD - BUS STOP RR 6898
|City Streets Manager||Lindsay Eagle, Area Engineer|
|Corporate Plan Output: Street Markings and Signs|
The purpose of this report is to seek the Council's approval for the installation of a bus stop on Marshland Road.
The Shirley Residents' Group and the Canterbury Regional Council have requested that an additional out bound bus stop be located on Marshland Road, midway between the stops north of Shirley Road and Hammersley Avenue. The existing bus stops are about 500 metres apart, further than is normally desirable on a well patronised route.
This area of kerbside parking opposite the Palms is used extensively by shoppers and staff. The lack of a clear area of kerb at any time, prevents drivers of buses from letting down passengers at an intermediate location between the points provided.
The most suitable location for an additional intermediate bus stop is immediately to the north of the intersection with Hercules Street. The resident owners of no. 39 on the corner of Marshland Road have been approached and have agreed with the siting of the proposed bus stop along the Marshland Road frontage to their property.
As Marshland Road is classified as a Minor Arterial road, the Board's recommendation is referred to the Council for resolution.
PART B - REPORTS FOR INFORMATION
6. PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRATEGY
A report from the Assistant Transportation Planner encouraged all Community Boards to put forward submissions on the Public Transport Strategy Discussion Document.
Officer representatives from both the Canterbury Regional Council and the City Council made a presentation and answered questions relating to the discussion document, "Two Futures, One Choice". In response to a query as to why there was such a tight deadline for submissions (27 February 1998) the meeting was advised it could be extended by two weeks (ie 13 March 1998). The Board expressed interest in a meeting, to be organised jointly by the Canterbury Regional Council and Christchurch City Council for elected members to hear Dr Peter Newman during one of his visits to the city.
It was noted that a public meeting will be held in the Papanui Service Centre Boardroom on 10 February at 7.00 pm.
To facilitate an opportunity for discussion between members of the public and staff from both councils, the Board decided that a meeting be arranged to prepare a submission from the Shirley/Papanui Community Board on the Public Transport Strategy Discussion Document .
(a) Innes Road/Rutland Street Intersection
Mr Leon Morel, accompanied by Messrs Cullen and Hallams, presented a petition from householders and residents which sought the installation of a roundabout at the Innes Road/Rutland Street intersection. In receiving the petition, the Board decided that a public meeting involving householders and residents, the Community Board and traffic engineers be arranged and a report prepared for the Board's consideration.
(b) Olivine Street
Mr Ralph Ross presented a petition from the residents, requesting that speed bumps be installed in Olivine Street. The petition was received by the Board and a report requested on this issue.
(c) Halliwell Avenue/Tulloch Place
A petition from the Halliwell Avenue Neighbourhood Watch Group was submitted by Mr Dick Ramsey. The residents requested that two hour parking restrictions be applied on Halliwell Avenue and Tulloch Place between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm daily. The Board received the petition, and decided that, once a report on the matter is available, a meeting will be held with residents to discuss the issue further.
|8.||1998/99 CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME PROJECT PROPOSALS - REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING ON 2 DECEMBER 1997|
Following consideration of this report, the Board decided that the report be received and that a Special Meeting be held on Tuesday 3 March 1998 at 5.00 pm in the Papanui Service Centre Board Room to consider the allocation of the Project Funds.
The Board was advised that temporary premises had been found for the Redwood Creche at Northcote School and a new tender for the alterations had been accepted, with work to be carried out between 19 January and 27 March 1998. The Board decided that a letter of thanks be sent to Northcote School for providing temporary accommodation for the Creche.
9. NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEK
The Committee Secretary reported, informing of progress toward holding Neighbourhood Week over the whole of Christchurch during 1-7 March.
The Board decided:
10. COUNCIL POLICY ON SEEKING COMMUNITY NEWS
A report prepared by the Community Manager provided the Board with information on the recently adopted Policy on Seeking Community Views.
The Policy, adopted by the Council on 17 December 1997, will encourage innovative ways for the Board and the Council to access the views of the silent majority and groups that have not historically been involved in consultation. The Board decided that the Policy on seeking community views be followed up by the Board in its decision making.
11. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - YOUTH HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
The Recreation Co-ordinator reported on the well attended January Youth Holiday Programme, which included mountain biking, rock climbing, yachting, tramping and sea kayaking activities. The Board decided that the information be received and that a letter be sent to the supervisors thanking them for their time.
12. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - PAPANUI COMMUNITY DAY
An outline of the Papanui Community Fun Day, prepared by the Recreation Co-ordinator, was submitted to the Board. Held in conjunction with a series of Fun in the Park days organised and supported by five community groups, the estimated numbers attending were between 250 and 300 people. It was suggested that, had the event not been held so close to Christmas, a better representation from community groups may have been experienced. The Board decided that the Recreation Co-ordinators be thanked for organising the events.
13. 1997/98 ROADING PROGRAMME
The Board received a report and schedule, prepared by the Projects Engineer, which provided an update on progress for Roading and Traffic projects in the Shirley/Papanui area, as programmed for the 1997/98 financial year.
|14.||RIGHT TURN PHASES AT TRAFFIC SIGNALS LANGDONS/MAIN NORTH ROADS/MARY STREET INTERSECTION|
This report, prepared by the Traffic Systems Team Leader, informed the Community Board of the criteria used in determining whether or not to install a right turn (green arrow) phase at a signalised intersection, with particular reference to the intersection of Langdons Road/Main North Road/Mary Street. Overhead projections of delays vs right turn volumes at this intersection were presented. With regard to accident statistics, it was acknowledged that accidents not reported to the police would not be included. The report concluded that a right turn phase at Langdons/Main North/Mary was not justified in terms of crash reductions or intersection efficiencies. The meeting acknowledged that driver education was a key point in dealing with intersection issues. The use of articles and photographs in local newspapers was suggested as a means to reinforce the use of correct intersection procedures.
Following discussion, the Board decided that the information be received.
15. CORNWALL STREET RECONSTRUCTION
Following consideration of a report from the Area Engineer, which outlined the design of the proposed reconstruction of part of Cornwall Street, the Board decided that the plan be circulated for public comment.
16. RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS
The Board considered a report from the Committee Secretary of a meeting held with the Chairperson of the Environmental Committee on 5 November 1997. This meeting had been requested by the Board following receipt of a petition in relation to Valentines Restaurant on the corner of Main North Road and Northcote Road and a subsequent report by the Legal Services Manager. The Board decided that the information be received, and that members recognise that changes have been implemented in this area.
17. TURNING POINT 2000
A report prepared by the Community Manager provided an opportunity for the Board to consider involvement in Turning Point 2000. A spokesperson from the Turning Point 2000 is to be invited to speak to a Board seminar on the focus of Turning Point 2000. The Board decided that a committee of the Board be established to progress discussion further, and that consideration be given to allocating funding for Turning Point 2000 project/s when the Board considers its Project Funds in March.
PART C - REPORT ON DELEGATED DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMUNITY BOARD
18. DEPUTATIONS BY APPOINTMENT
Community Watch - Papanui
Mrs Yvonne Palmer vacated the chair at this time and Mr Garry Moore chaired the meeting during the deputation by appointment from Mr Brian Palmer, who spoke to the application for funding from the Papanui Community Watch Group. The drive for increased membership and the subsequent potential for extended involvement in the community was noted. The Board considered Mr Palmer's submission in conjunction with Clause 21 of the agenda and decided a grant of $1,000 from Discretionary Funds be made to the Papanui Community Watch group for annual operating costs and the purchase of new equipment.
Mrs Yvonne Palmer resumed the chair for the remainder of the meeting.
19. CONFIRMATION OF MEETING REPORT
The Board resolved that the report of the ordinary meeting of 24 November 1997, as circulated, be confirmed.
20. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
1998/99 Capital Works Programme Project Proposals - report of the committee meeting on 2 December 1997
The Board resolved that the additional information provided by the Community Manager be received.
21. ST ALBANS YOUTH ACTIVITIES
The Community Activities Officer reported on the activities organised for young people in the St Albans area. Margreet Stronks spoke to the meeting on these activities and also outlined the needs relating to:
The Board resolved that the information be received, that the St Albans Residents' Association be thanked for its contribution to this project and that the Shirley Board members meet with the residents as soon as possible to consider the requests from the Association.
22. JANET STEWART RESERVE
The Community Liaison Officer reported, informing the Board that a further planting day is planned in late August/September 1998 along the lines of those successfully organised during 1996 and 1997. The Board resolved that the request for funds ($250) to cover costs of food, hot drinks, instant orange juice and a portable toilet for the 1998 Janet Stewart Reserve Planting Day, be approved from the 1998/99 Discretionary Funds.
23. PROPOSED ROAD NAME CHANGES
The Board considered a report prepared by the Subdivision Officer which sought approval from the Board of one change of road name, and the approval of one new right of way name. The Board resolved to approve the name STROUD LANE for the new Right of Way at 16-20 Blair Avenue, and approve the change of road name for that part of Winters Road as described in the report, to QUEEN ELIZABETH II DRIVE.
|24.||HAREWOOD ROAD/RESTELL STREET INTERSECTION DEVELOPMENT|
The Area Engineer's report informed the Board of the outcome of a meeting with local business people who were concerned about the effects of the proposal to prevent right turns at the Harewood Road/Restell Street intersection, and to ask the Board to reconsider the proposals.
The Board resolved that further options to resolve this issue be investigated and, should a solution not be forthcoming, further consideration be given by the Board to the extension of the median island and the proposed improvements at the Harewood Road/Restell Street intersection, as illustrated in the information leaflet.
|25.||WATERWAYS ENHANCEMENT: DUDLEY CREEK (McFADDENS ROAD)|
Consideration was given to a report prepared by the Project Manager, which advised the Board of developments relating to the waterway enhancement of Dudley Creek in the area where McFaddens Road meets with Jamieson Avenue. Landscape plans are close to completion. The Water Services Unit has funds which would enable the completion of the waterway enhancement. However, the City Streets Unit is unable to fund the roading portion of the work. The Board resolved that $5000 be provided from Discretionary Funds which will enable the completion of the roading design work for the waterway enhancement project of Dudley Creek in the vicinity of McFaddens Road/ Jamieson Avenue.
26. COMMUNITY WATCH - PAPANUI
This clause was dealt with in conjunction with Clause 18 Deputations by Appointment at the beginning of the meeting.
27. IDENTIFICATION PLAQUES - DISCRETIONARY FUNDING
A report from the Committee Secretary reminded the Board that at the 29 October 1997 meeting it had agreed for plaques to be installed for appropriate projects.
A plaque has been mounted at the Papanui Plunket premises in Bellvue Avenue to acknowledge the Board's support of the enhancement work undertaken in the vicinity of the entrance to the Plunket Rooms, the pedestrian underpass under the railway line and Dudley Creek. The cost of the plaque was $115 plus $51 for installation. The Board resolved that staff allocation of $166 for a plaque at the Papanui Plunket Rooms in Bellvue Avenue be confirmed.
28. NEIGHBOURHOOD SOCIAL EVENT
The Board considered a report from the Committee Secretary advising a request from the Innesmay Neighbourhood Group for a grant of $150 to cover the purchase of food for a neighbourhood barbecue organised by the group.
The residents had been invited to suggest possible names for the park being created off Rutland Street and had decided to hold a social event at the start of Neighbourhood Week, thereby serving a dual purpose.
The Board noted that involvement will include "groups of residents" as well as registered "residents' groups".
The Board resolved:
The meeting concluded at 7.15 pm
CONSIDERED THIS 4TH DAY OF MARCH 1998
Y S A PALMER