Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie
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Posted July 21, 2020
Thames Coromandel Mayor and Brian Gentil gave a big UPS to the dedicated people out working around the district after wild weather last week affected roads in the Coromandel.
Mayor Sandra Goudie said the roads are open again thanks to contractors and Council staff and with Stop Go going on, the Coromandel lifeline is still navigable. Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare called Mayor Sandra to check how her district was coping before heading to the harder hit North.
Brian Gentil asked about another boil water notice for Coromandel Town as a result of all that rainfall last week?
Mayor Sandra explained how heavy rain has meant increased sediment in the water reaching the water treatment plant in Coromandel Town is not helping the plant’s clarifier to operate normally.
Boiling water for a minimum of two minutes is necessary at the moment for Coromandel Town residents.
Fresh water is available to the public – Council have water tankers stationed on Kapanga Rd opposite the Council office in Coro Town.
Staff are also checking in with cafes and restaurants to see if they need any assistance.
Thames Coromandel District Council is working on water supply across the district.
It’s time to register your dog. You can do it all online now or pop into a Council offices before 31 July. Don’t forgot as the late penalty fee applies from 1 August. Mayor Sandra said, “if you love your dog you’ll chip it.” Council is providing a low cost ‘Microchip Monday’ service for dog owners for the month of August.
Visit tcdc.govt.nz for all the details, call into your council office or give them a ring.
Mayor Sandra said she has been planting trees and plants that offer food for birds.
She also spoke about how important and useful Zoom meetings have become because with the challenge of distance online meetings allows for easy communication. “It’s a very, very important tool that we now have in our toolbox that we can use,” Mayor Sandra said.
Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview with Mayor Sandra.