Al­ley­way set for coun­cil de­bate

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the Weka Place al­ley­way is com­plete and a re­port with the find­ings will be dis­cussed at to­mor­row’s South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil meet­ing.

The coun­cil’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­cluded look­ing at the con­di­tion of the walk­way which re­vealed no lit­ter, ev­i­dence of graf­fiti and the path to be in rea­son­able con­di­tion.

It also as­sessed the ser­vices run­ning through the walk­way, in­clud­ing wa­ter main, storm wa­ter lines, man­hole and grav­ity sewer.

Af­ter dis­cus­sions with po­lice it was also re­vealed that 38 in­ci­dents of wil­ful dam­age has oc­curred over the last six years with the most no­table be­ing the bru­tal as­sault on Toko­roa grand­par­ents Bob and Mar­garet Gabolin­scy.

The coun­cil’s road­ing man- ager Gor­don Naidoo said af­ter talk­ing to res­i­dents di­rectly af­fected by the al­ley­way, 87 per cent do not want it closed while 13 per cent do, 58 per cent do not want it closed at night, 42 per cent said they did.

Mr Naidoo also con­firmed that 80 per cent of peo­ple sur­veyed were chil­dren.

The Coun­cil will dis­cuss and re­solve the is­sue at this week’s meet­ing.

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