It has been reported that the mayor has said: ‘‘we have listened to the feedback we have received from the community and have removed some projects from our proposed plan’’.
‘‘Included in the removal was the proposed (pan tax). This has been replaced by a fairer way to charge, while still making sure high users are paying their share.’’
However it does appear to the writer that all ratepayers are subsidising a service provided by our council that is producing some amount of waste water.
On any given day up to 10 and more tourist buses can be seen parked by the Hetana St toilets.
Can the mayor please tell the ratepayers why these people who are using the toilets are not paying a waste water charge?
It would appear that it is very easy for our council to give money away to noncore activities but find it too difficult to charge people who use our services that affect our core activities.
It looks as though it is far easier to up the rate demand and let the ratepayers pay. animal lover I would be horrified to see any animal trapped and suffering and trying to escape. It is inhumane in my opinion to use these glue traps instead of the usual mousetraps that usually kill instantly.
I think no-one should be allowed to sell these glue traps especially these shops that obviously don’t care who buys them as long as they make a few dollars without an ounce of humanity.
If we see these glue traps in a shop we should at least make our concerns known to the sellers.