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Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013


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WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2013. Sun Newspapers 25 DECISIONS OF COUNCIL 30 July 2013 :\IQLJ[[VJVUYTH[PVUH[[OLUL_[6YKPUHY`*V\UJPS4LL[PUNZJOLK\SLK;\LZKH (\N\Z[ THAT Council declares a charge of $420.00 per annum per residential dwelling in respect of kerbside garbage collection, recycling collection services and the waste transfer station provided to, or which Council is willing and able to provide to, each residential dwelling within the municipality: The services are a kerbside collection service of two (2) garbage collection visits per week with a maximum of one 120 litre mobile bin per garbage collection visit; a kerbside recycling collection service of one (1) visit per fortnight with a maximum of one 240 litre mobile bin per recycling collection visit; and the provision, management and operation of a waste transfer station. *(990,+ 9LSL]HU[PU[LYLZ[YH[L THAT the relevant interest rate for the late payment of YH[LZHUKJOHYNLZPZ_LKPUHJJVYKHUJL^P[O:LJ[PVU 162 of the Act at the rate of 18% per annum and is to be calculated on a daily basis. *(990,+ 7H`TLU[ THAT rates and charges declared under this declaration may be paid by four (4) approximately equal instalments on the following dates, namely: -PYZ[0UZ[HSTLU[-YPKH :LW[LTILY :LJVUK0UZ[HSTLU[>LKULZKH 5V]LTILY Third Instalment, Monday, 27 January 2014 Fourth Instalment, Thursday, 27 March 2014 H+L[HPSZVMK\LKH[LZHUKZWLJPLKHTV\U[Z^PSSIL SPZ[LKVU[OLYLSL]HU[5V[PJLVM9H[LZHUK*OHYNLZ (b) Variations to those options for payment will be administered according to the conditions outlined VU[OLMYVU[HUKYL]LYZLVM[OL5V[PJLVM9H[LZHUK Charges. (c) A ratepayer who fails to abide by such conditions may be sued for recovery of the principal amount of the rates and charges, late payment penalties, and costs reasonably incurred by Council in recovering or attempting to recover the rates and charges. *(990,+ (4,5+4,5; ;/(; PU HJJVYKHUJL ^P[O :LJ[PVU VM [OL 3VJHS .V]LYUTLU[ (J[ H JHZO PUJLU[P]L VM IL provided to encourage the prompt payment of rates HUK JOHYNLZ MVY [OL UHUJPHS `LHY LUKPUN [O 1\UL 2014. THAT the incentive be offered through the conduct of a draw to be known at the Early Bird Draw whereby the City of Palmerston will offer a monetary prize to two successful recipient at $1,500 each in accordance with the terms and conditions attached, amended to require participants to be natural persons. *(990,+ ;OLHTLUKTLU[ILJHTL[OLTV[PVU^OPJO^HZW\[ HUK*(990,+ (KVW[PVUVM4\UPJPWHS7SHU (UU\HS)\KNL[ ;/(; *V\UJPS HKVW[ [OL (UU\HS )\KNL[ YLLJ[PUNHUPUJYLHZLVM9H[LZVM *(990,+ Alderman Bunker called for a division as a consequence the result of the above decision was set aside. <WVUKP]PKPUN MV\YTLTILYZ]V[LK PU [OLHMYTH[P]L three members voted in the negative. 4LTILYZ =V[PUN PU [OL (MYTH[P]L; Mayor Abbott, Alderman Forrest, Alderman Carter, Alderman McKinnon 4LTILYZ =V[PUN PU [OL 5LNH[P]L" Deputy Mayor Byrne, Alderman Bunker, Alderman Malone ;OL4H`VYKLJSHYLK[OL4V[PVU*(990,+ THAT Council adopt the City of Palmerston Municipal 7SHUYLLJ[PUNHUPUJYLHZLVM9H[LZVM HUKPUJVYWVYH[L[OL(UU\HS)\KNL[ *(990,+ Deputy Mayor Byrne called for a division as a consequence the result of the above decision was set aside. <WVUKP]PKPUN MV\YTLTILYZ]V[LK PU [OLHMYTH[P]L three members voted in the negative. 4LTILYZ =V[PUN PU [OL (MYTH[P]L" Mayor Abbott, Alderman Forrest, Alderman Carter, Alderman McKinnon 4LTILYZ =V[PUN PU [OL 5LNH[P]L; Deputy Mayor Byrne, Alderman Bunker, Alderman Malone ;OL4H`VYKLJSHYLK[OL46;065*(990,+ Need for friends remains I WAS reflecting the other day how things were at an earlier time. Things have changed. It was the little things that sprang back into my mind, such as push, pull tail light switches, running boards, foot-operated dimmer switches, hand-operated windscreen wipers, side curtains, bonnet mascots, white wall tires, chrome and more chrome. Crank handles came as standard equipment on all cars. You couldnt take a relatively short excursion in the family car and not see a variety of cars immobile, either broken down or with a boiling radiator. Many of us have adapted to a plethora of changes. One thing that hasnt altered, is most of us become more dependant on friendship and fellowship. Nostalgia gives way for the need to be part of a group, to keep fit, exercise our mind and develop new interests. Probus isnt like the older cars. Probus is a newer, sleeker, smoother version that I and other retirees or semi retirees want to ride into the future. Call 0417 082 182 for more. Eean Thorne, secretary, Probus Club of Darwin, Inc. Get in quick to secure spots for celebrations National Ambassador for Ageing, Noeline Brown. SENIORS Month has been a big hit so far, and all but two Council on the Ageing NT events for this year are now sold out. One you can still get a booking for is Celebrating Seniors with the Lord Mayor on Saturday, August 10, between 10.30am and 1pm at Spillett Park in Smith St. The Chinese dragon will welcome everyone at 11am, and there will be music from the Darwin Brass Band, Noleen Triney, a singalong and fashion parade for seniors, by seniors. This is a free event, but please make a booking so we can get the catering right. A special visitor to the NT for Seniors Month, Noeline Brown, who is an actress, comedian and the National Ambassador for Ageing, will be meeting with seniors in Palmerston at 11am on Friday, August 9, at Palmerston City Council Function Room. Phone to secure your spot. At 5.30pm on Friday, August 9, Ms Brown and Monica Stewart will be special guests at a conversation with women being held at the Darwin Hilton Ballroom. These two inspirational women will talk about ageing well and following your passions. Again, these events are free, but bookings are required as numbers are limited. There was a great response to the suggestion in this column a couple of weeks ago that Seniors Month be moved from August to June in future. Nine out of 10 seniors wanted it moved to June, with a handful preferring the wet season. No one wanted to retain August and most cited the number of other events that competed with Seniors Month. People thought to hold Seniors Month earlier would give locals a better opportunity to participate. I will be writing to the Minister for Seniors next week, passing on your views and suggesting an overhaul of the managing of Seniors Month takes place once this month is over. Clearly, Territory seniors get engaged in the large number of events on offer, but a significant number still miss out on getting tickets because the Seniors Month calendar is not available early enough. COTA NT will soon be writing to all the organisations who put together Seniors Month events in the hope we can get a program ready by March/April 2014. If we can get this coordinated early, more seniors will participate and more events could be scheduled to minimise competition between functions. If you would like to become involved in the planning and preparation, phone me on 8941 1004 or 0438 411 911. Robyn Lesley is CEO for, Council on the Ageing (NT) Inc.

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