I have been informed that the postal vote election we have just had was very expensive.
Apparently a postal vote costs three to four times more than the normal system of voting at a booth on Election Day.
This decision was made by the outgoing council.
Why I wonder did they not choose the cheapest option.
It is amazing that the outgoing council should choose the expensive option, especially when last year income was down about $4 million from budget income and expenses $1.2 million greater than budget.
I only hope that voters did not make the mistake of electing the previous council candidates who did not met budget targets for income, expenditure and asset renewal, which for the past four years was less than 50 per cent of the council’s own target which is a minimum of more than 100 per cent asset renewal.
I am looking forward to a new council which could have the knowledge and drive to improve Bass Coast Shire Council’s years of very poor performance.
John Swarbrick, Rhyll.