Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie
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Posted April 22, 2020
Council Matters ,
Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie spoke with Brian Gentil this morning.
Her Council had their first online council meeting yesterday (Tuesday 21 April) - Brian asked, how did it go?
Mayor Sandra was happy with the Zoom meeting and is looking forward to sitting around the table with her Councillors again. “It’s a very useful tool to have going forward she said,” about technology enabling council meetings and work to continue.
Council supported a COVID-19 business and economic development response package.Mayor Sandra explained what they hope to achieve, saying her Economic Development team are doing an outstanding job and are there to help.
Financial support for lodgement of council consenting/licencing fees to businesses may be available under certain circumstances.
The government assistance package is also worth looking into.
Penalties for late rates payments will be frozen for a month, Mayor Sandra said and reminded people having trouble to talk to Thames Coromandel District Council.
“It’s really important that you share and share sooner rather than later”.
Mayor Sandra touched on the process for submissions to their Annual Plan. 233 submissions have been received with 54 wishing to be heard.
Brian asked Mayor Sandra about her plans for Anzac Day. She likes to mark the day by standing at the going down of the sun and she talked about the Stand At Dawn campaign and other Anzac activities.
For more information about Thames Coromandel District Council services and activites make sure you keep up to date on the TCDC websitehttps://www.tcdc.govt.nz/
Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview with Mayor Sandra Goudie.