Council News - Thursday 13 August 2015

Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz

Update on Meals on Wheels: The first week with the new facilitator Bathurst Meals on Wheels resulted in a few hiccups, but I have been informed that all clients received meals and were happy with the quality. I am keen to hear feedback from clients and volunteers over the next few weeks. Susan Lee the new Oberon Coordinator started in the position on Monday 10 August.

Save the date August 29 for the 56th Burraga Show. Enjoy Sheep yarding and shearing competitions plus judging of Merinos, British and other breeds plus all the good things associated with a country show.  Always a great day.

The Oberon proposal to remain a standalone council received seven submissions by the July 31 deadline; these submissions can be viewed on the IPART website www.ipart.nsw.gov.au click on Fit For the Future/submissions There are members of the community planning further action between now and when the review is complete and submitted to NSW Government (31/10/15); you may want to consider writing to local member Paul Toole and Premier Baird advising them how you feel about a forced merger with any other Council. Watch for the development of any planned actions you may wish to support. Many voices create a roar.

For the convenience of the community I will be available each Monday from 1pm at the Council Chambers. If you have an issue you wish to discuss or simply would like a chat and get to know me a little better, please ring Sharon Swannell to schedule a time 6329 8151. It is my intention to visit the Villages for the same purpose on a regular basis.

Nominations close Thursday August 13 for NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards. An opportunity for volunteers, businesses or community organisations that have made a difference to be recognised. Please ring Sharon Swannell for more information.

For those who received a bag of poppy seeds at the WW1 Commemorations in April, have you planted them yet? Mine are shooting all over the place. I expect a great display in November.

Congratulations to popular OPS teacher Jocelyn Armstrong for being awarded the Herb Clarke Memorial Trophy at the 2015 Regional W2A Competition held in Bathurst. Sue Clarke from NetWaste – facilitators of the competition will be at Oberon Library on August 19 to present Joc with her award.

Courtesy of the State Government Driver Awareness Program Flashing 40km/hour lights are due to be installed over the coming weeks around our local Schools including the Villages, anything that improves the safety of our school children is a good thing.

If you are travelling to Bathurst from Wednesday 12 August, don’t forget the Lee St/Stockland Drive diversion will be operational.