Mayor's message

 Mayor Don Thwaites

Mayor's Message 19 September 2017

The Kentish Latrobe Road Safety partnership recommended speed limits on Nook Rd be reviewed to consider the high number of residential and farm properties accessing the road, the road surface width and the limited sight distances for drivers.  Council supported a reduction to 80km/h and this has now passed all the Department of State Growth approval processes.  The reduction applies between Sheffield Main Rd at Acacia Hills all the way through to Sheffield.  Signs will shortly be erected.  Note West Nook Rd remains the same.

The Kentish Mens Shed group is having an Open Day on 28th September from 10am to 2pm at their Spring St workshop.  This very active and innovative group are extending their premises, building a blacksmith workshop, restoring an old tractor and have a host of other projects.  There will be a sausage sizzle and a cuppa so come and have a look.

Council has a meeting tonight at the Council chambers.  One of the items for discussion is the potential introduction of a third bin service to collect food organic and garden organic (FOGO) waste.  This initiative is part of a NW Coast push to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.  The positive - it would remove all the yucky stuff (technical term!) from the general bin and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that come from dumping this stuff in landfill. The negative - a cost impost of up to $2.50 pw.  Grab an agenda from Council or on our website to read more.

And a reminder that we have some community meetings coming up-7pm at Wilmot on 21/9 at the Memorial Hall and Sheffield on 28/9 at the Town Hall. 

Don Thwaites, Mayor

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