Rebuild at­tracts most votes

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

Photo: TERESA HAT­TAN

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.

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