Monday, December 14, 2009

Two-for-one offer

WHY not come along to this week's council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night. This month only, there are two meetings for your entertainment and edification. At 6pm the council will hold its annual general meeting. You can download a copy of the annual report from the council website (click here) or collect a copy from the council chambers in Circle St. Councillors were advised this meeting will be held in the council social rooms, but the agenda lists the courthouse as the venue, so if you are coming along please try the social rooms first and then the council chambers. This is your opportunity to question the council on its performance and the public can move motions which must be considered by the council at next month's meeting.

At 6.30pm the monthly meeting for December will be held in the courthouse. I promise this one will end well before 11.30pm. There is a light agenda, but I have three motions on notice and a handful of questions. My motions ask the council to investigate options for an indoor swimming pool at New Norfolk; to set aside a room for councillors to use as a shared office; and that the council offer to formalise the Willow Court Working Party. This last one is pretty important. One councillor got it into his head that I was trying to abolish that group. Far from it. It has served a valuable purpose so far and I hope it will continue to do so. My only problem is that it meets in secret and everyone knows how much that type of thing grates with me.

I hope to see you tomorrow night at one or both of our meetings. Let me know what you think of my ideas. I won't be offended if you tell me I'm dreamin'.

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