Fighting snail mail with council power
LENGTHY mail delivery times by post does not affect just the residents of the North Burnett, but councillors too.
“I know at least a thousand items that have been posted to Biggenden, and have never arrived in Biggenden,” Cr Robbie Radel said.
The issue was heavily discussed at a recent North Burnett Regional Council meeting, brought up by the fact that an event invitation for council employees showed up just hours before the event itself.
The consensus was action needed to be taken, and it needed to be taken now.
Deputy Mayor Faye Whelan said going by some of the stories she had heard from residents, it was just not acceptable.
“A resident had something posted on April 20, and it didn’t arrive at another Monto address until May 6,” Cr Whelan said.
To adjust to the slow delivery, the council has even made changes.
For example, with wandering dogs, the registration timeframe has been changed from five to 10 days to account for the longer delivery time.
Mayor Rachel Chambers will bring up the problem with Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd as a current issue, rather than simply an election issue.