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WDC Notices

22 Nov 2016

WAITOMO DISTRICT RATES REMINDER

This is a friendly reminder that the second instalment of your 2016/17 rates in due by 5pm, Wednesday 30 November 2016. Rates invoices were posted out in November. Payments received after 5pm, November 30 will attract a 10% penalty.

Rates payments can be made at the Waitomo District Council office, Queen Street Te Kuiti, over the phone by credit card or by Internet Banking using your valuation number as your reference.

Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 for further assistance.


COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

The following meetings of the Waitomo District Council are scheduled for November and December 2016:

Council Meeting - Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 9.00am 

Council Meeting - Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 9.00am

An invitation is extended to members of the public to attend these meetings for observation purposes.  Any member(s) of the public wishing to speak at a Council meeting are required to gain approval from the Mayor at least two working days prior to the meeting.

A copy of the agenda will be available on Council’s Website two working days before the meeting.


APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY FUNDING - DISCRETIONARY GRANTS DECEMBER FUNDING ROUND

Applications for the December Discretionary Grants funding round must be received by 5pm, Thursday 1st December 2016.

Community clubs, groups and organisations operating within the Waitomo District on a not-for-profit basis may be eligible to apply.

Please read WDC’s Community Development Fund Policy to check your eligibility or contact Donna Macdonald- Community Development Coordinator on 07-878-0800 for further assistance.

Application forms and policy details are available on our website or by contacting our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357.


NOTICE OF BIRD CONTROL PROGRAMME - TE KUITI WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

During this time of year there is a large duck and swan population that congregates in Te Kuiti and they settle on any water body that is available. The ponds at the Te Kuiti Wastewater Treatment Plant are no exception. These ducks and swans can become a nuisance by invading nearby farmland, damaging crops and can cause the spread of infectious diseases.

Council will soon commence the programme using an acoustic deterrent device, to discourage the ducks and swans from populating the pond.

The loud bang created by the device may be heard randomly but should not cause concern, as it is harmless. The device will not be used overnight and on weekends, to minimise any annoyance to the residents of Te Kuiti.

The bird control programme runs annually from November to March.