Re­duced rates un­likely

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

May I voice my con­cerns re­gard­ing the re-eval­u­a­tions of Toko­roa res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties.

Sev­eral peo­ple of my ac­quain­tance have had their prop­er­ties de­val­ued in spite of in­te­rior im­prove­ments made in the last three years.

We had a rates rise last year, are we go­ing to get a re­duc­tion this year with the de­val­u­a­tion?

I think not, as the coun­cil has to pay for the Jimbo de­ba­cle, and all the other mis­takes per­formed by coun­cil staff. On top of re­pay­ing loans for the South Waikato Events Cen­tre.

In th­ese cash strapped times it was ill-con­ceived.

But it’s done now and we have to wear it! An­other gripe I have is with the an­i­mal con­trol peo­ple, when re­quested to come and col­lect a ku­nikuni piglet three years ago their only com­ment was ‘‘you catch it we’ll take it away’’. Our com­ment to them was ‘‘do you ex­pect a cou­ple of 70-year-olds to do a rugby tackle on the pig? They just laughed.

J Woods, Toko­roa for your friendly ap­proach to help make sure our day went off with­out a hitch.

I know with the two of you at the helm this event cen­tre will do well. Toko­roa, you should be very proud of what you have on your doorstep, we here in Man­gakino think it’s pretty awe­some and will def­i­nitely use it again. Con­grat­u­la­tions to those who had the fore­sight to see this project through.

Munro whanau, Man­gakino

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