Coun­cil meet­ings

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

It has al­ways been my un­der­stand­ing that elected coun­cil­lors re­ceive pay­ment for their ser­vices but a de­duc­tion is made if they fail to at­tend a sched­uled meet­ing of coun­cil.

If this is the case, can I take it that coun­cil­lor Cor­ban, who I un­der­stand will be away for some months, will have the de­duc­tions made? If not, why not. Given her re­cent pub­lished emo­tional out­burst in de­clin­ing an in­crease which she is per­fectly en­ti­tled to re­ceive.

Ac­cept­ing pay­ment for nonat­ten­dance would re­duce the sin­cer­ity of that pre­vi­ous state­ment to sanc­ti­mo­nious clap-trap.

But could it be they were made sim­ply to im­press gullible ratepay­ers so they may be in­duced to vote for her at the next elec­tions? F Law­ton Toko­roa

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