Thumbs down to glass recycling bin
Our household is currently encumbered with four bins, one of which is superfluous since the previous green waste collection has been replaced by the FOGO bin.
Consider such mundane issues regarding the accommodating of these bins on your premises. I sympathise with the occupants of flats, apartments, townhouses and retirement villages.
Reflecting on our present generation's preoccupation with this recycling problem, consider how many great cities of our world are built on the refuse of generations past, which we now excavate and celebrate as treasure?
How much responsibility lies with packaging laws governing manufacturers and retailers who provide the packaging, charge for it, make us responsible for disposal, where once again we are subject to payment?
Why did I ever question the inclusion of Clear Thinking as part of the English syllabus during my schooling years?
Regarding ratepayers' opportunity for comment on this issue, once again it appears limited to those familiar with modern technology. Fortunately, I am still sufficiently mobile to present at council offices to have my say: No com.au.
Brian Kavanagh, Warrnambool
More questions than answers
As a Warrnambool ratepayer the misuse of council credit cards raises more questions than answers. Why wasn't the situation discovered and disclosed through rigorous and transparent auditing?
Why did it require an independent journalist searching under 'Freedom of Information' to bring action to bear?
Why haven't city councillors or council employees been asking difficult questions?
Mayor Tony Herbert says this situation was 'picked up' last September-2018 which is 10 months ago.
The wheels of action and accountability seem to turn very slowly. The saying goes: "Looks like a rat, smells like a rat, poos like a rat, probably is a rat!"
Warrnambool City Council wishes to increase our rates above Victorian recommendations yet serves up a reply from Mayor Herbert with: "We can empathise and understand the community's views".
This fiasco served with other bizarre expenditures like redesigning city roundabouts, that is Koroit and Timor Streets, from two lanes to one, make me wonder whether the city council really does understand the views of their community.
One would hope that the relatively new council chief executive officer Peter Schneider acts decisively with purpose, rigour, transparency and relative speed to win back some element of trust from Warrnambool ratepayers.
We don't need or want Warrnambool City Council employees thinking they have the opportunity or right to 'dine out' at the expense of ratepayers.
Don Steel, Warrnambool
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