Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 26 November 2015

We have a Fit for the Future free column this week (almost)

Thank you to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers who were involved in the Annual Local Government Golf Day last Friday. A very successful event with $1322.40 being raised for Can Assist. The generous sponsorship of this event is overwhelming. Despite the heat all had a great time. And thanks to the Oberon Golf Club volunteers the course looked wonderful.

Rainbow and Brown Trout fingerlings have been released into the Oberon Dam ensuring good fishing into the future.

UMCC weed control has been taking place in the Oberon area with thirty five property inspections over the past month mostly identifying blackberry infestations; aerial spraying has been carried out over ten properties.  

Save the Date – Wednesday December 16. Council are hosting a Welcome to Oberon event at the Robert Hopper Community Centre in Fleming St. We invite residents to bring along a neighbour or acquaintance new to the town for the purpose of meeting people and seeing what community facilities/organisations are available to help with settling in and the sometimes difficult process of meeting new friends. Look out for further information.

The pool is now open and just in time for the very warm weather experienced last week; I have received very positive comments in relation to the new roof. I encourage you all to use the pool as often as you can, we are lucky to have such a facility.

The new Mayfield Fire Shed is one step closer to realisation this week with council approving the purchase of land at Wisemans Creek to locate the building.

In keeping with the commitment for council to become more efficient staff will soon be undertaking two separate surveys which will assist future organisational development and work practices.

The Finance team completed the 2014/15 Audit which has been signed off by Council’s Auditors. We are in a healthy financial position and have identified some areas of improvement to aim for during 2015/16. It is important, especially in the current climate to continually strive for efficiency gains and best work practice.

Oberon Youth Council is pressing on with their Skate park proposal, hosting fundraising and community information sessions. OYC will be assisting with the school holiday workshops to be held at the Library and at the upcoming Australia day Event on January 26th 2016. It is rewarding for me to see our young people so engaged with the community.

Good to see local identity Mickey Pye nominated for two Golden Guitar Awards at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January. We wish Mickey, who has given so generously of his time to encourage the musical talent of Oberon’s young people, the best of luck.