Rebuild attracts most votes
Nearly half of all submissions received by the Matamata Piako District Council want the town’s memorial centre, library and office rebuilt. In total, 440 submissions were received by the council on what it should do with the Matamata facilities.
With some postal votes still to arrive, the council has said preliminary results are: Repair – 62 votes Renovate – 93 votes Rebuild – 242 votes Other: 43 submissions
Mayor Jan Barnes wanted to thank everyone who provided the council with feedback about what it should do with the Matamata facilities.
‘‘We received a number of great ideas and suggestions, and we will be considering all of these at our next council meeting,’’ she said.
OPINION: Richmond Downs’ Matt Dodd casts his vote in the repair, renovate or rebuild debate. Council staff were in Matamata last Thursday seeking the public’s feedback.
The next council meeting is scheduled for July 9, from 9.15am at the council chambers in Te Aroha. The meeting is open to the public.