Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams
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Posted September 21, 2020
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Hauraki District Mayor Toby Adams updated us on Council Matters on Friday morning. Mayor Toby said he is joining in the celebrations at Kopu on Saturday 19 September when Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters signs off on a new $9 million marine precinct.
The Three Waters review was on the agenda at this week’s Council meeting. Mayor Toby explained how the government has put money into infrastructure upgrades based on land mass and population. The Hauraki district has about $3.2 million which will be used to bring forward some of the projects in the Long Term Plan mainly.
Brian asked the Mayor what an Extraordinary Meeting is and why they are held. Mayor Toby explained that when there is too much to be done within the usual twice monthly Council Meetings an extra meeting is held to fit in items like submissions which were on the agenda this week.
A number of changes have been signed off and will be available for to the public on Council’s website soon.
An independent survey company presented this year’s satisfaction survey. The Mayor said with COVID things could have been worse and there are definitely some points that can be improved on - one being communication, which is something Council will focus on.
Brian and Mayor Toby talked about the issue with COVID masks being discarded.
Sport Waikato is going through a restructure. Hauraki District Council will now have one instead of three co-ordinators to encourage and support sporting activities. The Mayor and Brian discussed what the changes involve and how numbers participating haven’t increased.
The Mayor is looking forward to Daylight Saving and a bit more sun ‘to get the guns out and work on his tan’.
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