Lock­ing an­noys coun­cil­lor

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A Mata­mata-Pi­ako dis­trict coun­cil­lor be­lieves se­cu­rity at the lo­cal author­ity’s Te Aroha head­quar­ters is over the top.

Bob McGrail called the lock­ing of doors at the en­trance to the of­fice of the mayor and se­nior man­age­ment an af­front.

Mr McGrail said he was em­bar­rassed that the pub­lic was be­ing locked out, when the coun­cil had tra- di­tion­ally been open and wel­com­ing to in­quiries.

He could not see a prob­lem with the tra­di­tional method where vis­i­tors reg­is­tered at the re­cep­tion area.

Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Don McLeod said the move was part of a trial by health and safety staff at the Ken­rick St of­fice.

The is­sue will be re­viewed af­ter the three-week trial.

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