Councillor with principle
Congratulations to Lyn Corban for refusing the payment offered to the councillors from the balance of Barrie Herlihy’s salary.
She is an honest councillor that we can be proud of.
Could the balance of remuneration sitting in the funds after the passing of Cr Herlihy be re-allocated to his widow. 2. Donated to charities. 3. Contribute to the costly $80,000 on-going court case over dog versus council. Plus pound fees for the same dog.
4. Refund to the account that paid out when the council was sued by RAL for $380,000 plus costs?
5. Reimburse $250,000 for the blowout.
How can pay increases be justified when we have witnessed so many costly errors made by public servants.
Twenty families are going to be struggling after being made redundant with more next year. How do they feel about councillors getting a pay increase while unemployment is ripe in South Waikato?
Had these costly errors made by councillors, or those employed by the council, occurred in a private enterprise, those responsible would not be employed. Perhaps the consumer needs to have more say in the use of the surplus funds.
I am sure there are a lot of questions that need to be asked by the public as to why, when funds can be moved around to fund costly errors, that a Christmas box to the councillors from a deceased person’s remuneration cannot be used for the town’s betterment. S Christensen