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What's happening in your community. Recruitment Process Begins for New Chief Executive Devastating Damage to Native Trees Our Greenspace staff were dismayed to discover significant damage to trees and vegetation at Matawai Park in Rangiora earlier this week Matawai Park is protected and classed as a Scenic Reserve under the Reserves Management Act. 2020/21 Rates Council Chief Executive Jim Palmer has announced he is leaving in March 2021, after serving the community in this role for 17 years. Instalment Due Mr Palmer reflected con his time at the Council and shared how he felt fortunate to be leaving the Council in a strong position, with a committed and skilled team of colleagues and elected members who will continue to lead the organisation and continue building our excellent community The Council will appoint an external recruiter by September to help select the new Chief Executive. This means that damaging or cutting down trees or any other vegetation isn't allowed. Your first 2020/21 rates instalment is due. Also the last day to claim a discount for early payment is approaching. It appears that the trees and vegetation have been damaged or removed to make bike tracks and jumps. Contractors have removed the jumps, fenced off the track and will be replacing destroyed trees with seedlings. We'd like to remind you that the frst instalment of the 2020/21 rates is due on The Matawai Park Advisory Group have planted a wide range of native trees and plants to create an urban forest. While the activity in question is suited to parks, this isn't the right one and if people are keen to see more bike tracks please give the Greenspace Team a call on 0800 965 468 20 August 2020. Ivory Street Upgrade Upgrades to Ivory Street are progressing well with the section between Alfred and Buckham Streets almost complete. Please note that a 10% penalty will be added to any part of the first instalment that remains unpaid after 27 August 2020. If you are intending to pay the total rates to claim the discount, please arrange payment of your total 2020/21 rates by 27 August 2020. Contractors will move into the next section between Alfred Street and Queen Street during the week of 17 August Work will then continue on the west side of Ivory Street, moving north from Queen Street, before moving to the east side and working south towards Countdown. This stage will take about two months to complete. Earthquake 10th Anniversary Commemoration Event As the 10th Anniversary of the first Canterbury Quake approaches, All Together Kaiapol (formerly If you are having difficulty paying your rates, we encourage you to get in touch with us to talk through suitable payment options Internet/Telephone Banking Payments are Welcome A temporary speed limit of 30km is in place through the work area. Please take care and we thank you for your patience while we complete this upgrade. to mark the anniversary. While it will be held on Wiliams Street in Kaiapoi, the commemoration will be an event for the whole District. Some of the attractions proposed include food stalls, live music and a fireworks display. To help us process your payment please Use the valuation number as a reference Alternate Route Advised - Skew Bridge Repairs if you are paying the rates for more than one property. send the remittance advices marked "internet banking" or e-mail property valuation references and details of payment to rates@wmk.govt.r payments to account number 01-0877-0129222-00 LET'S TALK ABOUT CEMETERIES please make sure the valuation number reference on your payment is the same as on your rates invoice. We're planning for how we develop and maintain our cemeteries to make sure we have enough space set aside for future interments. Payments by Visa or MasterCard Payments may be made orline using Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account at waimakaririgovt.nz A draft Cenmetery Strategy has been developed and we're keen to hear your thoughts Residents who cross Skew Bridge near Silverstream are advised to use an alternate route from Monday 17 August. The Strategy broadly outlines the objectives and actions needed to plan for demand, and manage our cemeteries for the next 20 years. An EFTPOS online fee of 220% of the total amount of the payment is charged for all payments made by credit card (a minimum charge applies The bridge will remain open to traffic. however It will be one-lane only with temporary two-way traffic lights in place. This will cause delays, so using the altemative route is advised if you can A Cemeteries Policy will guide the day to-day management of Council cemeteries including things like memorial headstone selections, how you can decorate plots and the reservation of ashes or burial plots. We be asking for your feedback on that later this year after the Strategy has been confimed The temporary traffic lights will be in place unti repairs to a beam under the bridge are completed, which wil take around four weeks Stay up to date with what's happening in the District by signing up to the Council's e-news. Let us know what you think before Spm on Monday 31 August. Work is mainly needed undermeath the bridge, and requires concrete to cure which takes time. We'l be working to get the repairs completed as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience To join visit waimakariri.govt.nz and scroll down until you see the sign up button. Find out more at waimakariri govt.nz/letstalk WAIMAKARIRI waimakariri.govt.nz DISTRICT COUNCIL What's happening in your community. Recruitment Process Begins for New Chief Executive Devastating Damage to Native Trees Our Greenspace staff were dismayed to discover significant damage to trees and vegetation at Matawai Park in Rangiora earlier this week Matawai Park is protected and classed as a Scenic Reserve under the Reserves Management Act. 2020/21 Rates Council Chief Executive Jim Palmer has announced he is leaving in March 2021, after serving the community in this role for 17 years. Instalment Due Mr Palmer reflected con his time at the Council and shared how he felt fortunate to be leaving the Council in a strong position, with a committed and skilled team of colleagues and elected members who will continue to lead the organisation and continue building our excellent community The Council will appoint an external recruiter by September to help select the new Chief Executive. This means that damaging or cutting down trees or any other vegetation isn't allowed. Your first 2020/21 rates instalment is due. Also the last day to claim a discount for early payment is approaching. It appears that the trees and vegetation have been damaged or removed to make bike tracks and jumps. Contractors have removed the jumps, fenced off the track and will be replacing destroyed trees with seedlings. We'd like to remind you that the frst instalment of the 2020/21 rates is due on The Matawai Park Advisory Group have planted a wide range of native trees and plants to create an urban forest. While the activity in question is suited to parks, this isn't the right one and if people are keen to see more bike tracks please give the Greenspace Team a call on 0800 965 468 20 August 2020. Ivory Street Upgrade Upgrades to Ivory Street are progressing well with the section between Alfred and Buckham Streets almost complete. Please note that a 10% penalty will be added to any part of the first instalment that remains unpaid after 27 August 2020. If you are intending to pay the total rates to claim the discount, please arrange payment of your total 2020/21 rates by 27 August 2020. Contractors will move into the next section between Alfred Street and Queen Street during the week of 17 August Work will then continue on the west side of Ivory Street, moving north from Queen Street, before moving to the east side and working south towards Countdown. This stage will take about two months to complete. Earthquake 10th Anniversary Commemoration Event As the 10th Anniversary of the first Canterbury Quake approaches, All Together Kaiapol (formerly If you are having difficulty paying your rates, we encourage you to get in touch with us to talk through suitable payment options Internet/Telephone Banking Payments are Welcome A temporary speed limit of 30km is in place through the work area. Please take care and we thank you for your patience while we complete this upgrade. to mark the anniversary. While it will be held on Wiliams Street in Kaiapoi, the commemoration will be an event for the whole District. Some of the attractions proposed include food stalls, live music and a fireworks display. To help us process your payment please Use the valuation number as a reference Alternate Route Advised - Skew Bridge Repairs if you are paying the rates for more than one property. send the remittance advices marked "internet banking" or e-mail property valuation references and details of payment to rates@wmk.govt.r payments to account number 01-0877-0129222-00 LET'S TALK ABOUT CEMETERIES please make sure the valuation number reference on your payment is the same as on your rates invoice. We're planning for how we develop and maintain our cemeteries to make sure we have enough space set aside for future interments. Payments by Visa or MasterCard Payments may be made orline using Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account at waimakaririgovt.nz A draft Cenmetery Strategy has been developed and we're keen to hear your thoughts Residents who cross Skew Bridge near Silverstream are advised to use an alternate route from Monday 17 August. The Strategy broadly outlines the objectives and actions needed to plan for demand, and manage our cemeteries for the next 20 years. An EFTPOS online fee of 220% of the total amount of the payment is charged for all payments made by credit card (a minimum charge applies The bridge will remain open to traffic. however It will be one-lane only with temporary two-way traffic lights in place. This will cause delays, so using the altemative route is advised if you can A Cemeteries Policy will guide the day to-day management of Council cemeteries including things like memorial headstone selections, how you can decorate plots and the reservation of ashes or burial plots. We be asking for your feedback on that later this year after the Strategy has been confimed The temporary traffic lights will be in place unti repairs to a beam under the bridge are completed, which wil take around four weeks Stay up to date with what's happening in the District by signing up to the Council's e-news. Let us know what you think before Spm on Monday 31 August. Work is mainly needed undermeath the bridge, and requires concrete to cure which takes time. We'l be working to get the repairs completed as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience To join visit waimakariri.govt.nz and scroll down until you see the sign up button. Find out more at waimakariri govt.nz/letstalk WAIMAKARIRI waimakariri.govt.nz DISTRICT COUNCIL