Kāpiti Councillors Jocelyn Prvanov, Sophie Handford, Bernie Randall and Jackie Elliott have co-signed a Notice of Motion asking the Council to retain the Waikanae Recycling Centre until Waikanae residents have been consulted on whether they wish to pay a $17 annual community rate to keep it open.
This, says Cr Elliott, follows her initiative in preparing the notice, lodged with the Chief Executive yesterday (Tuesday, June 15).
The Chief Executive could hold off this consultation until the 2022/2023 annual planning process, which would bring any future closure in line with other commercial lease renegotiation on the site, says Cr Elliott.
“It is important that the decisions of the Long Term Plan reflect the wishes of the community and, as in this case where every submitter was against the closure, it is up to the councillors to use the process available to us to achieve this” says Cr Elliott.
The Notice of Motion was delivered to the Chief Executive’s office and brings the decision to close or not to close back to the vote of council at the meeting of 24th June.
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