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COTTES­LOE Coun­cil is be­ing sent back to cut grass at a kin­der­garten class­room af­ter it shifted the cost of the main­te­nance to the pre-school, which now claims its strug­gling to pay for the mow­ing.

“The staff can nip across from Har­vey Field and mow that tiny piece of lawn,” Cr Melissa Harkins said. Broome Street’s Seav­iew Kin­der­garten asked for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance when it claimed it could not af­ford its an­nual $850 bill for mow­ing and $932 for wa­ter.

The fi­nan­cial hur­dle ap­peared af­ter a 2013 lease re­v­ersed a pre­vi­ous agree­ment that the coun­cil was re­spon­si­ble for main­te­nance and the kin­der­garten paid min­i­mal rent.

It was agreed the coun­cil would be re­spon­si­ble for the kin­der­garten’s grass in a two-year trial.

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