Mayor's message

 Mayor Don Thwaites


Mayor's Message 14 November 2017

Each year Council is required to hold an Annual General Meeting and this year it will be held at 6.15pm on Tuesday 21 November at the Claude Road Hall, just before the November ordinary meeting.  The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for Council to present the Annual Report which is a summary of the activities and finances associated with the previous financial year.  It is also an opportunity to ask questions of Councils activities and decisions during that time.  Council is charged with making decisions on how best to maintain our present assets, how to make the most of what we have and to make plans for the future.  We make decisions on everything from our own code of conduct to community grants and where footpaths should go – and everything in between.  All welcome.

Last week 17 interested members of the public attended a Council briefing from Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation representatives.  There were many questions and answers about the political, technical and social aspects of the project, dam levels, how it might affect local employment, power prices and reliability.  This is a really important project that is unfolding with real implications for us all so I applaud the Hydro for their communications and willingness to engage with the public.  More information is available on their website https://www.hydro.com.au/energy/battery-nation

The Sheffield electric vehicle charging station is now working, and some cars have used it already with the owners enjoying a meal and coffee while charging.  It is free at the moment for a honeymoon period, but charges will shortly be introduced.  With moderate use it will pay for itself in a few years.  A good investment in my view.

Don Thwaites, Mayor

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