‘Taieri Aquatic Centre’, email from M. Stedman via B. Feather

Received Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at 5:43 p.m.
BLACK FRIDAY with screwy light

From: Bill Feather [Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board]
Sent: Friday, 13 February 2015 1:19 p.m.
To: Blackie Catlow; Martin Dillon; Sarah Nitis; Grace Ockwell [DCC]; Maurice Prendergast; Mick Reece [DCC]; Mark Willis; Kate Wilson [Councillor];
Subject: FW: Invitation to discuss the Spatial Plan meeting date to be rescheduled

—– Forwarded Message
From: Michael Stedman
Sent: Friday, 13 February 2015 10:15 a.m.
To: Bill Feather
Subject: Fwd: Invitation to discuss the Spatial Plan

The meeting with the Taieri Community Facilities Trust to discus (sic) the Spatial Plan ands it’s (sic) potential impact of the proposed Aquatic Centre on the (sic) Tuesday the 17th is to be rescheduled and broadened.

After extremely useful discussions with Mayor Dave Cull we have agreed to reschedule and expend (sic) the scope of the meeting.

Dave, and I agree, felt a wider and fuller discussion about the proposal would assist everyone. To that end Dave will ask Staff to prepare a presentation on all the areas that need to be discussed and considered.

I am delighted at the prospect of a wider discussion. The benefits of Council and the Community talking to each over major initiatives can’t be overstated and continues the immensely valuable relationship the Trust has established with both Councillors and Staff.

The proposed date will be sometime in early March.

Michael Stedman
Chair [Taieri Community Facilities Trust]
—— End of Forwarded Message

*Italics and brackets added by whatifdunedin

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16.7.14 Stadium: Exploiting CST model for new Mosgiel Pool #GOBs
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20.1.14 DCC Draft Annual Plan 2014/15 [see this comment & ff]
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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7 responses to “‘Taieri Aquatic Centre’, email from M. Stedman via B. Feather

  1. Anonymous

    That makes me boak. Tail wagging the dog.

  2. Night Rider

    I wondered why the Bath St bin was empty. Someone beat me to it.

  3. Elizabeth

    Bin raiding, like dumpster diving gets competitive – What if? has new agents this year that frankly, leave no stone unturned thus far. 2015 will be full of interesting turf wars.

  4. Rob Hamlin

    Looks like Frankenstein’s seriously coming to life here, dunnit? Why waste so much time on a single unfunded item in the long term plan? A wider (secret) discussion? One suspects that it will emerge from this funded, immediate, a different item and most certainly in a different place.

  5. Calvin Oaten

    “Useful” discussions with Dave. Read, “I will give it my full backing Michael, after all, what’s a Mayor for but to assist his friends achieve their ends. Of course there would have to be some assurances of votes when the time comes.” “What’s that you say? The money? Not a problem, we can borrow it as a bridging facility while your friends on the ‘Plain’ raise it. Just like we did for the Private Funding promised for the Stadium. Yes, you’re right that didn’t in fact eventuate but the city managed to cover up from the citizens the full effects of that. Can we do that again? Of course we can. It just means hoodwinking a few of the councillors, but with the exception of that pesky Vandervis man, I can manipulate them without too much trouble. Do I think you will get your new aquatic centre for Mosgiel? Absolutely Michael, I give you my word, and everyone knows the value of that.”

  6. Night Rider

    Overheard on my way back from the peninsula at 11.30pm last night.
    Dave why are you organizing this meeting for Michael about the pools.
    Kate I said I was organizing a meeting for the fools not about the bloody pools.

  7. Elizabeth

    Taieri Aquatic Centre (proposed)
    Michael Stedman presents to the DCC Public Forum on behalf of the Taieri Community Facilities Trust. The project to date.

    Dunedin City Council Published on Dec 21, 2014

    Dunedin City Council – Public Forum – December 15 2014
    Coverage of the Dunedin City Council Public Forum held on Monday December 15 2014.

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