Poor judgment over salary
I wish also to voice my disappointment at the lack of vision in the redistribution of the late Mr Herlihy’s salary.
I dismiss the explanation and judgment in this case as very, very poor, when many other options existed.
Now, however, whilst the council feast on this salary, they may like to continue the thinking well outside the square and come up with a cunning plan, free of ratepayers monies to repay the ‘‘RAL $380,000-plus costs’’ for breaking the law!
The breaking of commercial tender laws has nothing to do with ratepayers and council must recoup this penalty payment from those responsible.
Has the council (got) insurance (for) such circumstances? If not, I suggest de-motions, salary and perk reductions and the like until such funds are found, in direct contrast to what they have decided to do with Mr Herlihy’s salary.
What measures (has) the council has taken a) to reprimand the offenders and b) to avoid a reoccurrence of this type.
I request the mayor reply in kind. G Edmeades
Putaruru. information that I would be away for several months?
I will take annual leave from my job at the Achievement Trust as I do every year from Christmas Eve to January 31.
Council closes from our last meeting on December 13 till January 24.
We are paid salary regardless of time off, which I was not in favour of.
Let me tell you how I try and save costs in council, I don’t eat lunch there – I buy/ bring my own.
I don’t sip the wine out the back after council meetings, I go home and drink my own and I don’t attend Christmas dinners and social get-togethers.
As to missing meetings, we are entitled to leave of absence.
So, my ‘‘emotional outburst’’ came from the heart and was not a ‘‘sanctimonious clap-trap’’ as you put it.
Let me assure you I don’t have to impress ratepayers to vote for me, my reputation and worth speaks for itself. Cr Lyn Corban
Tokoroa the Arapuni Bowling Club, plus rain water outlet from the recently installed car park causing erosion and flooding to land behind recently installed toilets.
Within a few days of councillor Lee’s visit contractors started to repair the footpaths, the trees overgrowing Pioneer Cres were removed, and now there has been much work to combat the flooding problem behind the bowling club.
Thank you Cr Lee for your much appreciated effort. B Stevens and J Glendinning.
Arapuni involved with Oh Scrooge – well done.
My night out was a lot more enjoyable than sitting in front of the television.
To those that missed the show – what a shame. J Bishop Putaruru
We all know that the SWDC has had a bad run lately, why don’t they use this remuneration to whack back some of their accrued debt?
Or give it to a local charity in the name of the late Mr Herlihy and family? Or even a portion to the late Mr Herlihy’s family to help with funeral costs etc?
How about the seating at the brand, spanking new Sports and Events Centre in the Herlihy Family name? I’m sure he would be proud of that?
Whatever the case is, surely the council could come up with something better than to split it amongst themselves?
I applaud Mrs Corban for her stance and I know a lot more people in the community also are supporting her in this.
Not one person I asked about this particular story could fathom accepting this decision. Most were horrified, others were angry. T Numanga