With the weather warming up and demand on Gore’s water supply increasing, it’s time for people to start thinking about water usage.
3 Waters Asset Manager Sarah Dowling said the recent spell of hot weather saw a spike in water consumption in Gore. The peak time was usually from 5pm to 8pm, when people get home from work and either water their garden or start getting tea ready.
“While it’s understandable that people feel they need to water their garden after a hot day, it is better if they do it after the peak evening period.”
Councillors meet for the last time this year next Tuesday 10 December, in the Council chambers. The meeting will start at the earlier time of 3pm. Issues before the councillors include rezoning land in Mataura’s Bridge Street and north Gore, submissions on a strategy regarding the District’s parks and leisure facilities, possible changes to the Youth Council’s constitution and a review of dog control work for 2013. For more information download the agenda here.
Mataura Community Board extraordinary vacancy election
The extraordinary vacancy created by a lack of candidates for the Mataura Community Board in the October triennial local body elections will be contested by an election, to be held on Tuesday 11 February 2014.
Nominations for the vacancy will close at noon on Monday 16 December. You can download the nomination form below.
Thirty-five submissions received on proposal designation
The Gore District Council’s notice of requirement for the designation of land around its main water supply for Gore has received 35 submissions.
Chief Executive Stephen Parry said the submissions still have to be analysed but at this stage it appears the majority oppose the notice of requirement. There were also submissions supporting the proposal and a couple were neutral.
Recycling bins being inspected to help raise awareness
WasteNet Southland staff will be inspecting people’s yellow recycling bins and providing helpful information to people about correct recycling to reduce the amount of contamination.
WasteNet Southland Senior Waste Officer Donna Peterson said concerns over the amount of contamination going into the yellow recycling bins had prompted WasteNet Southland to undertake a Summer Recycling Bin Inspection Programme to try and better inform people about what was suitable to be recycled.
The Gore District Council’s cleaning contracts for its public toilets and civic buildings are open for tender. Interested parties can get tender documents for each contract from the Civic Administration Building, 29 Civic Avenue, Gore, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download them below. Tenders close at 5pm Tuesday 10 December 2013. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
This year sees the first Gore Youth Awards, which are designed to showcase the amazing achievements and contributions that young people or groups of young people have made in the Gore District over the last year.
The Gore District Council is working with the Community Networking Trust, through the Social Sector Trials project, in overseeing delivery of the programme. However, it is being led by the district’s youth via the Gore District Youth Council and Youth Advisory Group, which is part of the trials.