Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 15 March 2018

A workshop is to be hosted by the NSW Trustee & Guardian’s staff at the Oberon Courthouse on Friday 13 April 2018 to offer advice on Wills, Power of Attorney and a Enduring Guardianship. You can make an appointment to attend by calling 1300 723 037.

If any resident is not receiving the Community Newsetter, which is delivered monthly, could you please contact Council. We need to keep our database updated.
With the new structure of the Chifley Police District, look out for the introduction of Regional Enforcement Squads. The new roaming squads will be a proactive in targeting and disrupting the mid-level supply of drugs will focus on property crime and other key crime issues. The Oberon Police Station is moving toward being fully staffed and I am pleased to see such a visible police presence around town.
Thank you to the women of Oberon who joined me for International Women’s Day last week. It was a great afternoon. Our keynote speaker Nyree Reynolds made many new friends and is truly inspirational. We raised $230 through raffles and donations, which will be forwarded to UNIFEM on behalf of the women of Oberon. I was pleased to welcome one of our Young Citizens of the Year Hannah Dusselaar and representatives from Oberon High School accompanied by New Deputy Principal Fiona Abbott, again good connections were made. I would also like to thank the Burraga community for hosting Councillors and staff at their Seniors Festival Week Lunch last week. You can always depend on a warm welcome in Burraga. 
Council has now been briefed by proponents and opponents of the fluoride debate. A report will be prepared by Council Staff and the issue of whether council will or will not review the current determined position not to add fluoride to the town water supply. The report will come before the April or May Council Meeting. If you have not yet notified Council of your thoughts on this issue I urge you to do so in the near future. We have received quite a lot of information and opinion from good folk outside of the Oberon community, I would like to hear from actual Oberon residents, I am particularly keen to hear from parents of young children. My email address is all emails will be circulated to all Councillors for their information. Alternately you can drop a note into council. 

The OTHR Heritage Rally on the weekend was a great success. The weather was kind and there was a wonderful display of heritage vehicles, very popular around town were the steam engines. Thank you to all those involved in organising this event. The station precinct is looking really good and that’s down to the OTHR volunteers.
I can advise that work will soon commence on the relocation of the Abercrombie Bridge and associated roadworks, our neighboring Council Upper Lachlan Shire have finally secured all the necessary approvals. 
When the road upgrade is complete the drive to Goulburn and beyond will be much more comfortable.

Community Groups will have by now received through the mail, applications from the Council 356 Donation program. Each year council supports our schools, sporting groups and community organisations with funding for projects or to assist with running costs. If you have not yet received a form please contact Council ASAP, or download from Council webpage. Applications close March 23.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz