Council sets budget for 2010-11

DERWENT Valley ratepayers would pay about $40 extra on their rates this year following an increase of four per cent, Mayor Martyn Evans last this week. The council held a special meeting last Monday night to set the rates for the new financial year.

Mayor Evans said the council continued to seek public submissions for consideration in the budget and this year four such requests had been funded. These are:

  • The first stage of upgrading an unsealed footpath at Dixon St, New Norfolk
  • An allocation towards the investigation and design of a walkway at WesterwayA start on repairs to Glen Dhu Rd
  • A start on the sealing, widening and drainage of Tarrants Rd, Granton

The mayor said capital works spending this financial year would be in the order of $2.2 million. He highlighted the following initiatives:

  • Upgrading Glenora Road
  • Kerb and guttering in Station St, New Norfolk
  • A start on roadworks at Golding and Montagu Sts, New Norfolk
  • Stormwater improvements at Lachlan Rd and Lower Swamp Rd, Lachlan
  • The purchase of a cleaner for graffiti removal

The Council will also be involved in the following community activities:

  • Participation in the Drug Education Network (Good Sports) program
    Sponsorship of the Launceston/New Norfolk Cycling Classic
    Participation in the Lower Derwent Flood Warning Upgrade Project

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