Issue No. 46 - 20 April 2002
This year our Service Management Plan includes some new categories - options for work, rescheduled work and exclusions. These categories provide additional details about our functions.
Options for work: Within some functions, funding is available but decisions are still to be made about which projects or works will be done in 2002/03. The Council will select priorities from the listed items after hearing public submissions and debating the issues.
Rescheduled work: This is work that has been allocated funding in the previous 10-Year Plan but which has now been brought forward or rescheduled to subsequent years.
Exclusions: These items have not been included in the 2002/03 Annual Plan and there is no funding allowance for them in the 10-Year Plan 2002-2012.
More information is available in the Draft Service Management Plan.
How to have your sayYou can make a written submission to the annual planning process or ring the hotline on 349 0501. Submission forms and draft plans are available from the Customer Services Desk and the District Library. Submissions close on 3 May 2002.
The Council is proposing to stop its kerbside recycling collection service.
In its Draft Annual Plan (2002/03), the Council signals its intention to save money by stopping the service. This means that unless someone in the private sector decides to provide the service, there will be no kerbside recycling collection from 1 July 2002.
What would it cost to keep the service?
If the Council continued to pick up recyclables from the kerbside, each ratepayer would pay $18 per year for that service - but you could save up to $60 per year on rubbish collection fees by saving space in rubbish bags.
What will happen to recyclables?
It is possible that if the Council withdraws from the service, the private sector may provide a kerbside collection service.
There are facilities for recycling at both waste transfer stations so regardless of whether or not the Council picks up recyclables, you will still be able to drop off recyclables at the transfer stations.
What do you think?
You can have your say about recycling through the Council's Annual Plan submission process. Pick up copies of our plans and a submission form from the Customer Services Desk or the District Library.
Need to know more?
For further information about recycling, please contact Stuart Hylton on 349 0001.
What's on in and around Wanganui
April 20-21: Autumn Flower Show
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Vacancy - Education Officer, Sarjeant Gallery
Applications close on Friday, 10 May 2002.
Summary of the Wanganui District Council and UCOL 'vision' workshops
'Vision' workshops were held on 9, 10 and 11 April 2002 as part of the community consultation process looking at the future direction and operation of Wanganui UCOL.
Participants were asked: What do you want tertiary education to look like in Wanganui in the next year, and in the next five years?
The most commonly expressed responses across all workshops were that Wanganui UCOL should:
Participants were also asked: What would be a good permanent name for the campus?
The main response was:
The above is a very brief summary of the most commonly suggested initiatives that Wanganui UCOL should take in the future. A more detailed summary and the full report are available on the consultation web site or please call 0800 428 852 if you would like a copy of the report sent to you.
Community consultation now moves to sector-based workshops, to be held next week, followed by final workshops to work through governance issues including a draft community charter and terms of reference for a Regional Advisory Committee.
The Wanganui District Council and UCOL would like to thank all those who took part in the workshops for their contributions to the development of tertiary education in the region. Further information is available on the consultation web site.
Municipal Services - ANZAC Day, Thursday, 25 April 2002
The following holiday arrangements will be observed by the Council during ANZAC Day 2002:
Municipal Office Building
Whanganui Regional Museum
District Library Services
Attention is also drawn to the after hours services listed in the telephone directory under "Wanganui District Council".
Next Week's Council Meetings
Environment - Special
Council - Special*
* It is expected that this meeting will be held with the public excluded.
Agendas are available at the Customer Services Desk, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui and the Wanganui District Library two working days prior to the meeting.
The Council welcomes members of the public to attend its meetings.