Shire of Mundaring on track to deliver agenda

Shire of Mundaring on track to deliver agenda

SHIRE of Mundaring councillors considered 10 requests from electors at their council meeting on Tuesday.

The public motions presented at the annual electors’ meeting held on December 13 had to be considered at the earliest subsequent council meeting to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.

Mundaring in Transition asked for the council to create a working group to investigate a project based on the Darebin Solar Savers initiative, with councillors agreeing to make the request.

Councillors agreed to request the environmental advisory committee create a working group to explore local interest in a solar project.

Cr Lynn Fisher proposed a revision of a motion to have council agendas made available earlier and won the vote to have the documents accessible to councillors and the public two weekends before a council meeting.

Mt Helena Residents and Ratepayers Association appealed for greater support for Mt Helena Aquatic Centre after the Shire last year reduced its opening hours, a move seen by many as a threat to a local facility.

Council asked Shire officers to provide a service level report on the aquatic centre at the March 13 council meeting.

Association president Joan Quinn said families new to the area were unaware the pool was for public use because it was at Mt Helena Senior High School.

A concerned resident who lives nearby recently posted a handmade sign on his fence to draw attention to the pool’s location.

More than 1229 people have signed a ‘save Mt Helena pool’ petition at www.change.com.

In a separate motion, council resolved the Shire report on the safety and financial implications of an upgrade to tracks and trails between the northeast of Mt Helena and the northwest of Chidlow.

The matter will be discussed at the March 13 council meeting.

A recommendation to adopt a “caretaker mode” policy during an election period gained support.

Councillors voted 5-7 against a request to separate the Shire’s community service delivery costs from office administrative costs.

In addition, they resolved the performance indicators for the chief executive officer will not be published on the Shire website.

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