DON’T BE PUT OFF COUNCIL
RE: Neil Sinclair’s article in South Waikato News (July 27). Don’t let this article put you off standing for Council.
Many people in our community, like me, enjoy a lot of reading including research and legislation.
If you get in to Council, all that reading has a greater purpose – you will make a difference to the people in our district.
The NZ Federated Farmers Manifesto is a useful and well laid out document, worth reading because it tells Council how things are for farmers and what can be done to make them more effective.
My copy is out with local farmers, getting their thoughts on it. These types of documents help Council understand the people they represent.
Finally, don’t be fearful of the Local Govt Act amendment and Neil’s reference to ‘Amalgamation by Stealth’.
The current Council had to put in their ‘submission’ on Thursday, 28 July so the South Waikato ’position’ is set.
The new Council will only need to follow that process through.
If you want to make a difference in South Waikato and represent our people, Join me and get your nomination form in to SWDC by 12 noon, August 12.
Tracey Deane Was it Mayor Sinclair, or his Council, that voted down a Community Board for Tokoroa?
The vote came up as a response to a submission in the six yearly representation review.
Local Government Commission gave the Mayor and Councillors a second chance but again Council voted a majority no.
(Shaking ones head) SWDC dropped the ball forward, tripped over it and fell knocking out their proverbial front teeth.
Community is left with two black eye and badly bruised. What an outrage. Community Boards train up elected representatives.
For Goodness sake Mr Neil Sinclair you served on the Putaruru Community Board before advocated to close it down.