Latest News from Councillor John Morgan - Thursday 6 October 2016

Hi Cr John Morgan here, it’s my turn this week to pass on some points of interest regarding Council and upcoming community events.

The election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor was held at the beginning of the September council meeting, both incumbent were re-elected unopposed. Congratulations, Mayor Kathy Sajowitz & Deputy Mayor Kerry Gibbons.

What’s happening with Council amalgamation? Well not much! No further news regarding the Oberon legal challenge. Some councils had a win of sorts last week where judgement was given that the Boundaries Commission delegates report had defects and failed to consider some aspects as required by the Local Government Act. These councils were advised that amalgamation could not proceed. There is now a push by those councils to have the Boundaries Commission Delegate re-examine the council in full rather than just addressing the missing sections.

Government representatives will be in Oberon this week to explain forthcoming changes to the pension scheme. A meeting has been arranged for Friday 7 October at the Robert Hooper Community Centre. Bookings are requested via Sue Fisher-Smith at the Oberon Neighbourhood Centre, phone 6336 0909.

Save the date!  On Friday 25 November 2016 a Melodies & Memories Concert featuring Keith Potger AO, founding member of “The Seekers” will be held at the Robert Hooper Community Centre.  The event is supported by Friends of the Oberon Library. Tickets are available from the Oberon Library or the Cobweb Craft Shop, $25 per person.

Keep an eye out for the Pool Shade Sales, which are soon to be installed additions to the swimming centre, just in time for the swimming season.

Additional furniture and a barbecue area will be installed at the Common shortly. These surely will be popular in summer.

While our Dam level may be approaching Maximum spare a thought for the people of FORBES who are experiencing floods at levels not seen for 60 years.

Preparations are well under way for the Bathurst 1000 car races next weekend. This event has huge support in the community…no lawn mowing that day!

Clr John Morgan