South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - Jack Groos R Young

The vot­ers ticked for the ex­pe­ri­enced lead­ers to take the helm again.

Take the plan­ning for a new In­for­ma­tion cen­tre, they have been toy­ing with that idea for the last eight years,so they must have gained some in­sight over that time.

Fru­gal­ity might have been a fac­tor as well when coun­cil­lors com­man­deered a re­serve for a com­mer­cial un­der­tak­ing but why a rab­bit proof fence?

The sit­ing of the units do not look so op­ti­mal ei­ther.

A green tinge has set­tled on the rest­ing places in Leith Place over the years, some al­ter­na­tive shades have been added re­cently.

How many years has it been that we have seen plants in the planter box si­t­u­ated near Noel Leem­ings’ store.

So I have added some colour as I could not face an­other term look­ing at wood­chips. sur­prise the dis­trict felt. SWN (p6 Oct 5, 2016) ‘‘Once again it does not look good when a Mayor favours one can­di­date over the oth­ers.’’

By now you know who the new Mayor for South Waikato pre­sum­ably is Leighton and if the en­dorse­ment helped or hin­dered any can­di­date.

Neil Sin­clair re­turns the chains of of­fice and re­tires af­ter 12 years of sign­ing away the wa­ter rights of the dis­trict for 35 and 50 years. (I un­der­stand three year terms for the wa­ter rights but not ten to 15 times that length).

At $3 per litre that’s $1 bil­lion re­tail in­come over half a cen­tury of time.

The coun­cil gets $400 a year to check the pipes.

The en­dorse­ment is to keep a lid on in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to deals that cost the dis­trict dearly pre­sum­ably.

Leighton Collins please tell us what you think of the per­for­mance of the new mayor over the next three years.

We need your truth­ful­ness in point­ing out the folly of the out­go­ing and to guide to the in­com­ing coun­cil­lors.

A reader will miss gra­ham Dun­stall’s green fin­gers

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