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”.