CAT NUM­BERS WORRY

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I amaware of a young fe­male cat about to have her fourth lit­ter. There is noth­ing in law forc­ing her owner to have her spayed.

About a year ago Coun­cil com­mit­ted fi­nan­cially to get­ting cat num­bers un­der con­trol. What is hap­pen­ing on that front?

Has Coun­cil got the courage to make mi­cro chip­ping and neu­ter­ing com­pul­sory.

Ev­ery cat would then be traced back to an owner who would be obliged by law to be ac­count­able for their cat’ s wel­fare.

Les­ley Had­don, Glen­holme. with its all in­clu­sive ex­cite­ment of mul­ti­ple road cross­ings will win over lo­cal and vis­it­ing cy­clists.

All but one of the gen­eral pub­lic in­ter­viewed dis­ap­proved of green cor­ri­dor route and sev­eral sug­gested Coun­cil should have opted for the route around Sul­phur Point to the Lake­front for which Coun­cil paid pro­fes­sional con­sul­tants, who, one would hope, should have known what they were con­sult­ing about.

But we must know by now that Coun­cil knows what’s best for us. Reg­u­larly cy­cle with groups, friends and fam­ily and apart from a one-off re­con­noitre of the route two years ago have avoided it and never rec­om­mend it, favour­ing the scenic Sul­phur Poin­tLake­front route.

The prospect of pass­ing by shops only ap­peals if shop­ping is the prime mo­tive and cy­clists are rarely out for leisurely shop­ping, in a large part be­cause get­ting said shop­ping home is an is­sue.

Can I sug­gest Coun­cil ac­cepts it made a bad de­ci­sion, erase the green cor­ri­dor and re­store park­ing and space for shop­pers in the cbd.

Paddi Hodgkiss change) di­vi­sion of Coun­cil – in fact did it twice!

How much is this ser­vice cost­ing the Coun­cil or the ratepay­ers?

Who, in the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor is mon­i­tor­ing the ef­fec­tive­ness of its ser­vices?

The ma­chine trav­els too fast, that it needs to ei­ther go slower, get a new broom or vac­uum sys­tem, as it is not col­lect­ing the fine silt. It is merely mov­ing the dirt around.

I nearly filled up a quar­ter of the new red rub­bish bins, with what the street cleaner had left be­hind.

When you ap­ply for a re­source con­sent, one of the con­di­tions is not to let any sed­i­ment get into the Coun­cil storm wa­ter sys­tem, yet by not mon­i­tor­ing the street clean­ing ser­vices, the Coun­cil is let­ting silt reg­u­larly en­ter the stormwa­ter sys­tem them­selves.

Can Coun­cil for­get the feel good projects, and en­sure that the ba­sics are be­ing done. In this case, will a new broom sweep clean?

Tracey McLeod

The mayor at the Green Cor­ri­dor open­ing.

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