Men­shed’s help­ing hand

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - By Han­nah Nichols

A do­na­tion from Jer­ilderie Shire Coun­cil to Jer­ilderie Men­shed will sub­stan­tially re­duce the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s rate bills for this fi­nan­cial year.

Coun­cil made the $750.50 do­na­tion af­ter a re­quest from Jer­ilderie Men­shed to have the rates on their shed waived.

Jer­ilderie Shire Coun­cil gen­eral man­ager Craig Mof­fitt said coun­cil is un­able to waive any rates, but still wanted to as­sist the rel­a­tively new or­gan­i­sa­tion.

In it’s first year, last year, Mr Mof­fitt said coun­cil­lors agreed to do­nate money to the Jer­ilderie Men­shed which was equiv­a­lent to full rates.

This year, the do­na­tion rep­re­sents have the rate price.

Mr Mof­fitt said coun­cil was not in a po­si­tion to keep fully sup­port­ing the Men­shed, but would continue to as­sist where pos­si­ble.

‘‘The Men­shed now has some in­come, but we wanted to keep up a lit­tle bit of sup­port,’’ he said.

‘‘Coun­cil has re­sponded to the Men­shed’s re­quest for as­sis­tance on rates pay­ment for the last two years.

‘‘If they make such a re­quest next year, I ex­pect the coun­cil will con­sider any such re­quest on its mer­its.

‘‘It is not com­mon for coun­cil to waive rates, any re­quest is con­sid­ered on its mer­its and the abil­ity of the or­gan­i­sa­tion to meet the charges as well as the level of con­tri­bu­tion by the or­gan­i­sa­tion to the community.’’

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