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Council Matters with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams

Council Matters with Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams

Posted May 01, 2020
Council Matters , Podcasts

Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams phoned in to the Gold FM studio to have a chat about council matters. He’s looking forward to a break over the weekend as his diary has been rolling through from Monday to Monday.

With the COVID-19 Alert Level going from Level 4 to Level 3 Toby explained the differences for council staff that are able to get out and about and have a tidy up while still being safe in their bubbles.

Mayor Toby and Brian talked about the Hauraki District Annual Plan being signed off on Wednesday.

When projects start up it’s planned to help local contractors as council plays their part to get the local economy going again.

Brian mentioned the rates and the reduced increase that has been proposed which Mayor Toby said has been done to help smooth future issues. A zero rate increase would mean having to put planned projects back.

The focus going forward will be on localism and how the council can assist to stimulate local businesses and help local contractors.

Brian asked whether the Mayor has had any takeaways yet. Mayor Toby said his family has supported the local L&P Cafe by buying a take out meal.

Council will try to keep fees and charges the same and put processes in place to help out with rates and deferred payments.

Charges like dog registrations and elderly housing are going to stay the same and other key things are being considered to support the community.

The Zoom Council Meeting on Wednesday had quite a few people watching which Brian and the Mayor agreed went quite well.

The Hauraki District Annual Plan will go out for the public to see soon and work on the Long Term Plan is ongoing.

Council services continue and residents are welcome to contact the council with any queries or assistance with service requests and more.

Freephone 0800 734 834 and visit www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz for further information and contact details.