GDC needs to prioritise fixing sewerage issues

LETTER

Amber Dunn is a lovely person and it is her turn now to stand up and tell us for the 20th year that the council has to do something about the sewer overflows.

I put it to the Mayor and council that they are completely out of touch and the public are sick of their carry-on.

The council seems to only be interested in striking a low rates rise every year, to keep us happy, and there is no money to fix the problems we are having.

I believe ratepayers in Gisborne have to bite the bullet and cough up. The extra money collected should only be used for the purpose of fixing our sewerage and stormwater issues.

The council should put the rates up and also take out a separate loan then get on with the job in hand, instead of treating us to a whole lot of bull---t every year.

I bike around Gisborne all the time and there are not that many students riding bikes to school. Sure it would be great for the kids to be able to ride out to Campion College, but at present it is more important to get the wastewater systems upgraded.

An alternative to the proposed river-side cycleway is to use Gladstone Road. The cycle lane can be made wider and all that would be needed is yellow lines and stop signs on all roads entering Gladstone Road, with orange flashing lights telling drivers to be wary. They have these in Canada, all powered by solar.

At say Herbert Road, change the road to one-way with half of Herbert Road to be for bikes and link up at Botanical Gardens-Aberdeen Rd from Herbert, one-way also.

I envisage getting a lot of flak about rates increases, but the work has to be done. I have broad shoulders so I can take it.

Ray Hill

Amber Dunn is a lovely person and it is her turn now to stand up and tell us for the 20th year that the council has to do something about the sewer overflows.

I put it to the Mayor and council that they are completely out of touch and the public are sick of their carry-on.

The council seems to only be interested in striking a low rates rise every year, to keep us happy, and there is no money to fix the problems we are having.

I believe ratepayers in Gisborne have to bite the bullet and cough up. The extra money collected should only be used for the purpose of fixing our sewerage and stormwater issues.

The council should put the rates up and also take out a separate loan then get on with the job in hand, instead of treating us to a whole lot of bull---t every year.

I bike around Gisborne all the time and there are not that many students riding bikes to school. Sure it would be great for the kids to be able to ride out to Campion College, but at present it is more important to get the wastewater systems upgraded.

An alternative to the proposed river-side cycleway is to use Gladstone Road. The cycle lane can be made wider and all that would be needed is yellow lines and stop signs on all roads entering Gladstone Road, with orange flashing lights telling drivers to be wary. They have these in Canada, all powered by solar.

At say Herbert Road, change the road to one-way with half of Herbert Road to be for bikes and link up at Botanical Gardens-Aberdeen Rd from Herbert, one-way also.

I envisage getting a lot of flak about rates increases, but the work has to be done. I have broad shoulders so I can take it.

Ray Hill

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