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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Saturday, Oc­to­ber 1, 1966 — Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Hill­side, Clrs J Pain, J M Lo­gan, Mrs J Shar­land and Ald J S McNeil­lie, are to be asked to call a meet­ing of Hill­side ratepay­ers to ex­plain the “whys and where­fores” of the coun­cil’s sew­er­age scheme for the area

At its last meet­ing coun­cil agreed in prin­ci­ple to link Hill­side with the City’s wa­ter­borne sew­er­age scheme. The project is to cost £30 000 and to be un­der­taken over a 10-year pe­riod.

Since pub­li­ca­tion of the scheme, sev­eral protests have come from prop­erty own­ers who con­tend that sep­tic tanks are ad­e­quate for the area. The coun­cil sug­gests that prop­erty own­ers should pay an out­right charge for the new scheme.

Mr V D Browne of Weir Av­enue, Hill­side, one of the prop­erty own­ers against the scheme be­ing im­ple­mented at present, said yes­ter­day he had been ap­proached by some Hill­side ratepay­ers about a meet­ing. He is to write to the Town Clerk ask­ing that Hill­side rep­re­sen­ta­tives call a meet­ing.

Mr Brown said he and oth­ers were con­test­ing the scheme on prin­ci­ples. “The tim­ing is wrong, and a bur­den will be placed on peo­ple through their be­ing made to pay out money un­nec­es­sar­ily.

“Sub-di­vi­sion of cer­tain prop­er­ties will not com­pen­sate be­cause there are no buy­ers. The main is­sue is that other things are more im­por­tant, and if the coun­cil wishes to keep peo­ple in em­ploy­ment it should fix the roads and pave­ments”.

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