Saturday, December 3, 2011

Issues to resolve - last Council meeting 13th Dec

The last normal Council meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday 13th December.
There are several long outstanding important issues that I will be pressing for a resolution and that have been the subject of many postings over the past almost six months.

Chiefly these are-
-The allocation for the usage of the new indoor basketball facilities at the soon to be opened Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC)
Councillors put a hold on the Expression of Interest process earlier in the year whilst seeking legal advice on the initial offer made to an out of municipality association. As reported widely, recently mediated talks have been conducted between the Oakleigh Warriors and the McKinnon basketball associations with a goal of reaching a satisfactory compromise.
Throughout this saga I have consistently stated and strongly advocated that any outcome must include access for all our local clubs.

-The concern at the very large increase in Council childcare fees set to be introduced in Jan 2012.
In September I requested a report that would rank the new Council fees against other providers. Until recently no other providers had released their 2012 fee schedules- all seemingly waiting for the minimum 30 day notice requirement before acting. With this timeline now passed I will look forward to this report being available at the December 13th meeting.
Councillors have been consistantly advised that Council fees are in the average range- it will be interesting to see if this is still the case!

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