THE Ward 9 committee meeting held at Jauka Hall last week was very concise as committee members were all on the same page about the issues that needed to be discussed.
The lights at Mkrakra Street have not yet been fixed and it was proposed that the department should inform the police to patrol around that area while the matter is being dealt with.
In the previous meeting, it was stated that funding for water-borne sewerage was applied for and it has now been approved. It was decided that the area that will be attended to first is Kenton-on-Sea as it is in the most critical condition.
Ward 9 councillor Skura Venene suggested that there street barriers should be erected in an area where they are critically needed to prevent cars colliding into people’s houses, something which has happened numerous times.
The director of community protection services informed the committee that in order to attend to the issue of lights in Centenary Park, funds were taken from other operational budgets that had not been used.
Collection of refuse
Committee members agreed that refuse is a health hazard in the community because there are still some areas where refuse has not been collected and then starts spreading in the streets.
New Year’s Day
There is still an issue of safety on the beaches and the availability of emergency response for New Year’s Day.
There is no capital budget but committee members requested that people need to be encouraged to sign their indigent grant (IGG) forms every year and that this applies only to those that qualify to do so.