Ma­jor­ity a con­spir­acy?

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

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.

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