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Short list drawn up for special projects

September 10th, 2012
[by David Armstrong]

The short list of Motueka's 2012-13 Special Projects has been chosen by the Community Board, and will be advertised shortly to gauge the preferences of the wider community.

The list resulted from initial voting by community board members following the gathering of 22 suggestions made to them last month as the best ways of spending the ward's targeted rate for small projects plus some of last year's operating surplus. (See our earlier story.)

The total of the estimated costs of these 13 items is $70,000, and the suggested allocation, subject to the 2012-13 budget being finalised, is $44,000.

The top 13 items, to be presented to the board by chairman David Ogilvie at the September meeting tomorrow, are ordered below according to the preferences of the board members. Along with their rough costings, they are:

  • Upgrade Memorial Hall kitchen and supper room ($10,000)
  • 'Welcome to Motueka' signage at the western entry ($5,000)
  • Pram crossings for mobile scooters (maximum of 5) ($7,500
  • Light to illuminate 'Motueka' sign at southern entrance ($5,000)
  • Additional security cameras ($5,000)
  • Light to illuminate the kaka beak sculpture ($3,500)
  • Series of murals along central High Street ($2,000)
  • Shared pathway from Talbot Street to Manoy Street (250m) ($10,000)
  • Kerb and channel along Hursthouse Street (300m) ($6,000)
  • Cycle lanes along Pah Street, Grey Street and Whakarewa Street (350m) ($5,000)
  • Water fountain for drinking, sited in High Street ($1,000)
  • Water fountain feature at the museum frontage ($5,000)
  • Contribution to a Litter Cart operation ($5,000)

Advertisements will be placed in the local papers and on this website shortly, giving all residents an opportunity to express their preferences.


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