Majority a conspiracy?
On Saturday, December 8 I received a letter from the Matamata Piako District Council indicating that 79 per cent of received submissions from the community regarding funding of Te Aroha Event Centre were in favour of contributing $2 million of ratepayers’ money to this project.
Why can’t the Te Aroha ratepayers fund their own events centre, like the Matamata community did for their Memorial Centre years ago.
However I suspect that when the council advised that it would ask the community for their thoughts regarding whether to supply or not to supply some funds ($2 million) towards this project some Te Aroha ratepayers would have got their heads together and suggested that if we can record more votes than either Matamata or Morrinsville together in favour of council funding, the council will have to acknowledge that the majority of submissions were in favour of contributing the money required and raising the rates accordingly.
That will then put the council in a position where they will not be able to turn us down for the two million dollars thus having all rate payers paying for a facility that we want.
At this stage if the writer’s thoughts are correct everything is going to plan.