Un­ac­cept­able debt

Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY -

THANK­FULLY, the fed­eral elec­tion is now be­hind us.

Let us now pre­pare for forth­com­ing lo­cal coun­cil elec­tions. I be­lieve some change is nec­es­sary for this Lock­yer Val­ley Re­gion. Heaven for­bid, we be­come con­trolled by po­lit­i­cal party mem­bers.

We re­quire ded­i­cated, grass root, gen­uine con­cerned elected mem­bers into coun­cil.

This coun­cil is far too deep in debt, through older coun­cil­lors, too am­bi­tious, out of step with re­al­ity, squan­der­ing our rate­able income on un­ac­cept­able ex­pen­sive schemes.

Un­der for­mer and some older ex­ist­ing coun­cil­lor di­rec­tion, too many mis­man­aged, con­tracts such as road­way, bridges and other in­fras­truc­tural con­tracts, leav­ing ratepay­ers with un­wanted debt.

Th­ese coun­cil­lors must be re­moved. They have no con­science. Con­versely, we re­quire sup­port for more re­cently elected mem­bers, to en­cour­age their ef­forts to­ward bet­ter man­age­ment and de­sire to bite the bul­let to lower our debt to a more man­age­able level, well down from the cur­rent $25 mil­lion we ap­pear to be in­debted at.

I cer­tainly do not envy th­ese newer Coun­cil­lors sit­u­a­tion in try­ing to haul in the debt, whilst the land val­u­a­tions in­crease ran­domly.

We des­per­ately re­quire to have bet­ter switched on coun­cil­lors elected into our re­gional coun­cil, to bal­ance or as­sist more re­cently elected mem­bers.

— B Fowke, Re­gency Downs

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