Could some councillors up their work rate?
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all, within certain bounds, set our own pay or pension increases?
Well, that's what our councillors had the opportunity to do at their last meeting.
The NSW Local Government Remunerations Tribunal set the maximum pay for our level of Councillors at $30,410 per annum.
Guess how much our Councillors increased their pay to?
Would you believe $30,410, the maximum possible?
Perhaps all those new non-complying housing developments have to be approved, to increase the rate base, to compensate for these substantial increases.
I just wonder if a Council election were being held this weekend whether we would think that some of our councillors could up their work rate before putting their hand out for more.
Let me take this opportunity to say how wonderful it is to see a tiny section of Ocean Beach and McMasters Rds being re-surfaced.
Let us hope that this continues and more of our car-wrecking roads are on the short list.
Unfortunately, the pothole fixers are still locked in the 18th century.
Email, 4 Jun 2019
Laurie Powell, Woy Woy