Council forgets about ratepayers
The last Courier identified Waipa¯ District Council helping its very own staff to purchase e-bikes.
The premise of this underlying message is so silly I am shocked to say that the CEO and CFO support this, it obviously highlights that council has deviated from its obligations to maintain the district for the ratepayers (not providing for and protecting its council staff).
I am sure these well paid staff can afford their own bike, instead council again is diverting funds to provide — get this ‘interest free’ loans to staff to purchase these e-bikes — disregarding whether ratepayers would benefit from this by having the same access to the ‘interest free’ loans.
That aside, this shows a blatant disregard by council for its ratepayers, their ignorance and strong reluctance to maintain the district.
Clear evidence of this, is the disregard to maintaining Te Awamutu’s water supply, an issue council has known about and been presented over 20 years ago, yet they divert funds from actually doing anything about it.
They continue twiddling their fingers, pulling funds off ratepayers. Is it these funds they are using for council staff’s e-bikes? Or is it the funds from the recently handed over Palmer St council units to Habitat For Humanity, or the funds for creating the belated Pirongia Cycle Track that we heard so much about?
By the time that council procrastinates over the purchase of these e-bikes the cost would go a long way to putting on an environmentally friendly bus service that would achieve the same goal, but also service the ratepayers who have been again forgotten about here.