Alleyway set for council debate
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.