Steel stormwater pipes on The Esplanade are causing Council and some residents grief. They are rusting and then collapsing.
A few weeks ago, a garbage truck put its wheel through one. Not good.
Council is now working to pull them out and replace them. This will deal with the collapsing pipes and will also improve the storm water system. Any storm water improvements that can be made are a good thing given the flooding history of the town.
There are also willows re growing in Redwater Creek that need dealing with. These are on the radar.
I am so glad I live in Kentish.
With the Mayor away my workload has increased. We have had two community meetings and a Council meeting recently that I have chaired.
I have enjoyed filling in this time more than previously. As with the rest of life, not everything has gone smoothly. So be it. I feel honoured to get a chance to lead the Council for a short time. Happy to hand back to the Mayor next week.
I heard one local resident say that Anzac Day is just a celebration of war. Having attended two Anzac Day services today I would say that the celebration of war was not to be seen.
Anzac Day services are pretty solemn affairs, focussing on those who have fought against aggressors. Some lost their lives, leaving much anguish for family and friends.
My son Daniel has recently joined cubs in Devonport. He marched with his pack today. I remember marching with my Cub pack years ago.
At the dawn service in Sheffield I suspect there was more than 100 people in attendance. Very surprising and an increase on previous years.
We recently had the Mayor of Devonport in town. You may know Devonport City Council has bold plans for their CBD.
To the Councils credit they have come to Sheffield to seek feedback from local residents about their plans. And this, even though local residents are not ratepayers. Well done to the Council.
It has been 10 years since CORES got going. Many of us remember the spate of suicides back then. They destroyed so many lives.
Tonight was a chance to get together and celebrate the organizations successes in training people to intervene in the lives of people contemplating suicide.
I did the training 7 or so years ago. A few years later I had a friend who told me he was thinking of killing himself. I used the skills I learnt with him.
The fellow pictured lost 2 close friends to suicide. Can you imagine it?
He is a part of a suicide prevention group that has formed in Hay NSW. Out of the rubble has come a positive response.
Our wedding anniversary today. My life is good.
The Mayor will be away until early May so you will need to contact me in his absence. 0438 012280. Timintas@gmail.com
Bryan Green has announced that Local Government elections have been postponed 12 months. Looks like I will stay as Deputy Mayor for longer than expected.
When elections are held, everyone will be kicked out and all seats will be vacant. Please think long and hard about who you elect.
You will be forced to vote also, or get a fine. The Mayor and deputy you elect will be in the role for 4 years.
So there are the changes coming next year. I wonder when amalgamation talks will begin in earnest?
Railton Primary saw a big turn out for Tassie As Day. I took the kids down. The stars if the day arrived in a helicopter which had my youngest son Tom mesmerized.
Well done to Rodney McCarthy and the RADDAi group for organizing this community event at such short notice.