Our mayor has suggested that a fence could be installed along a section of the railway line between Matamata and Waharoa to prevent children crossing the tracks and endangering their lives on the way to a swimming hole.
What has happened to personal responsibility?
Is the mayor going to fence all the roads, rivers and drains in the district as well to protect our children from danger? Of course not, what a ridiculous idea.
The council don’t even seem to be able to afford to install a fresh water tap at the motorhome dump station or mow the roadside grass that can create a fire hazard, so how can they afford a costly fence or even spend millions of ratepayers’ money on an event centre in Te Aroha?
Let the council take a step back and consider what it was set up for.
Roads, drainage, water supply, rubbish collection, building approval that the ratepayers can’t deal with as individuals and not all the warm fuzzy social activities that they seem to be more involved with nowadays.