THE stench of rotten eggs is becoming a familiar but unwanted workplace hazard for staff at the Moyne Shire Council’s Port Fairy office.
The office has been the target of another egging with workers arriving yesterday morning to find rotten eggs smashed in front of the office.
A similar attack happened in February this year and in October last year.
Acting Sergeant John Keats, from Warrnambool police, said officers received a call from Moyne Shire staff early yesterday morning.
On arrival he said they found several empty egg boxes with the eggs smashed on the paving and against the door.
“The eggs had made a considerable mess and they were rotten and had obviously been brewed for a while because the smell was horrendous,” Acting Sergeant Keats said.
“Ratepayers were unable to access the building until council staff had cleaned up the mess and the smell of the eggs through the building would have made it very uncomfortable for the office workers.
“We gathered evidence at the site and we will pass that on to the investigating officer,” the acting sergeant said.
After the previous egging in February, police said if the culprit is found they could face a charge of criminal damage.
Anyone found guilty of criminal damage could face a range of penalties which include imprisonment.
Moyne Shire mayor James Purcell said the latest egging was very disappointing.
“If this is the work of a disgruntled ratepayer then I understand the first time this happened as a way of making a point,” Cr Purcell said.
“But to do it again and again, it is past making a point and becomes a real issue and is costing the ratepayers money with the clean-up each time.
“I would be happy to have a chat off the record to whoever is responsible and discuss any grievances they may have.”