Golden wed­ding for Tony and Carmelina

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

That is the max­i­mum al­low­able in­crease un­der the State Gov­ern­ment’s rate cap pol­icy and is 0.25 per cent higher than the al­low­able max­i­mum in 2017-2-18.

The coun­cil ex­pects rates will ac­count for about $76.6 mil­lion of to­tal in­come of al­most $116 mil­lion.

Waste dis­posal charges amount­ing to about $11.6 mil­lion will basically cover the cost of the ser­vices and op­er­at­ing and cap­i­tal grants are bud­geted at $16.9 mil­lion, down about $1.8 mil­lion on the cur­rent year.

The garbage charge will rise by $10 per rate­able prop­erty but will be more than off­set by a $12.85 de­crease in the green waste charge.

An un­der­ly­ing re­sult of a loss of just over half a mil­lion dol­lars for the year is fore­cast and coun­cil ex­pects small losses rang­ing from about $200,000 to $420,000 will be in­curred over the fol­low­ing three years.

Car­dinia shire’s pro­posed cap­i­tal works pro­gram for the next year cost­ing $55.5 mil­lion is a 25 oer cent jump on the cur­rent year.

It will be funded by $22.3 mil­lion of coun­cil cash, $10.2 mil­lion in grants and con­tri­bu­tions and bor­row­ings of more than $23 mil­lion.

“It was meant to be,” Bun­yip woman Carmelina Ar­rigo says of her mar­riage to Tony 50 years ago.

The well-known and com­mu­nity minded cou­ple’s golden an­niver­sary has a “story book” feel to it that spans half­way around the world.

Their first con­tact was a chance meet­ing at a soc­cer game in Si­cily where they ex­changed greet­ings and then went their sep­a­rate ways.

Those ways, un­be­known to each other, in­cluded mi­grat­ing to Aus­tralia; Tony set­tling with his par­ents at Bun­yip and Carmelina in Syd­ney.

Trav­el­ling to Syd­ney to at­tend a fam­ily bap­tism Tony said he could hardly be­lieve his eyes when he saw that Carmelina was also at the chris­ten­ing.

The long-dis­tance ro­mance blos­somed lead­ing to the cou­ple be­com­ing en­gaged in Novem­ber 1967 and mar­ry­ing six months later at St Fi­acre Catholic Church in Le­ich­hardt, NSW.

There was a fam­ily cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th an­niver­sary over a long lunch at an Ital­ian restau­rant in Ly­gon St, Carl­ton, or­gan­ised by their three chil­dren, Francesco (Frank), Vit­to­ria (Vicky) and Domenica (Mimma), and a re­lax­ing sight­see­ing tour of Mel­bourne by tram.

Frank and Carmelina also boast five grand­chil­dren – Olivia, Thomas, Marisa, So­phie and Chloe – and agree their happy mar­riage was built on mu­tual love, re­spect and want­ing to please each other.

The Ar­ri­gos have been sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tors to the Bun­yip com­mu­nity.

Both Carmelina and Tony were foun­da­tion mem­bers of the Bun­yip soc­cer club and Bun­yip com­mu­nity mar­ket.

Carmelina is also an ac­tive mem­ber at the Bun­yip com­mu­nity shop while Tony’s is on nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees.

Among those are the Bun­yip com­mu­nity mar­ket and Bun­yip News­let­ter com­mit­tee of which he is the cur­rent pres­i­dent of both, Bun­yip re­serve and Hil­lview Bun­yip Aged Care where he is a mem­ber of the board of man­age­ment.

Bun­yip’s Frank and Carmelina Ar­rigo made a stun­ning cou­ple on their wed­ding day 50 years ago and still do to­day. With their fam­ily they cel­e­brated their golden an­niver­sary with a sight­see­ing tram tour of Mel­bourne and a “long lunch” at an Ital­ian restau­rant in Carl­ton.

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