Both Wilmot and Sheffield win the Tasmanian awards for their categories last Friday.
The awards are about far more than a lack of litter. The strengths of Kentish many community groups made us successful as did the success of the new Medical Centre.
Special thanks to our General Manager Gerald Monson for encouraging us to apply and Aleasha Goss for coordinating the whole process. She is an impressive staff member.
Kentish Councillors will be moving to iPads soon. They won’t own them, we will save some paper. Some other Councils have already made the move. I will probably train them in how to use them. That will be fun.
Dogs are like small children, cats are like teenagers. What do you think?
It used to be about how tidy your town was. The competition has broadened its outlook. Kentish is in the running for the current round of tidy towns. We should know this Friday coming. We are in with a good chance.
October 2014 will see all your current councillors out on the street! All seats will become vacant, so we will have 9 seats up for grabs.
What sort of councillor would you make? Why not consider standing for elections? If you have too many friends then Council is a great way to shed a few.
Seriously, the more people who stand, the more choices the community will have.
Some people will only ever throw stones, being afraid to stand for election. Consider standing for local government elections in October 2014.
Kentish Council recently approved a gold mine at Moina. The minerals extracted will be transported to Beaconsfield for processing. Moina has a mining history spanning over 100 years. The new mine will be located in a plantation ares, effecting making an existing hole much larger.
I note further exploration having on the Gog range. It will be interesting whether the exploration will move towards an actual mine. Kentish has significant mineral deposits I think we can expect more applications for mining in the short term future.
We are looking at a big damage bill from the ongoing rains. The figures are rubbery but don’t expect any change out of half a million dollars. We have more than 100 bridges so flooding is a major problem for us.
The budget is blown before we have barely started the year.
It was a beautiful day last Thursday. I went for a walk through the Medical Centre grounds. There were around 20 children out on an excursion. Most were riding scooters around the bike park. It is great to see this facility being used.
This was not Council’s idea. Thanks to those who for the Road Safety Park established.
Living so close to such a beautiful place, I always ask myself why we don’t visit more often.
We have bought a parks pass so I reckon we better use it.
The Blue Green Shed has been dented by a vehicle. I requested barriers be installed. They are now in place. Now can be indent it?