Wilf Sprengel, Ocean Shores
It’s time we ratepayers have our say and not have a council that carries on like the proverbial pork chop.
The Tyagrah nude beach dispute saw our mayor cast his vote in favour of the misbehaving nudists to carry on, not giving any thought to the majority of Tyagarah residents who pleaded for its closure.
It’s time that those councillors who voted against its closure are designated to the dustbin at the next Council election. Once this Shire was divided into wards – like the current Gold Coast Council – and we in Ocean Shores, like them, had councillors who pulled their weight behind positive popular ward wants and needs. Today our needs are still not listened to.
Several years ago when the NSW government was encouraging Shires to merge, at Ocean Shores we applied to the Tweed Council to take on board the section of Byron Shire north of the Brunswick River. After inspection the mayor of Tweed, Mr Boyd, publicly announced that they could not afford to take us on board as our infrastructure was that poor.
Nothing has changed, it is still disgusting that we are considering a name change to ‘Pot Hole Shores’.
We are sick of petty fighting and pointless arguments. We are sick of Greens encouraging nude beaches, swimming and bike rides, and to cap it all off trying to introduce a nipple day. I would not be surprised if the next move will be for a prick day.
So at the next Council elections let’s see candidates who will remember they are the servants of the people.