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From the CEO
There is a changing of the baton at the shire. At October’s Ordinary Meeting of Council we farewelled two experienced Councillors; Gordon Davidson, who retired after 26 years, and Carly Smith who retired after six years.
Gordon has been a Councillor for twenty-six years and the Shire President for the past sixteen years. Throughout his time, he has not only been heavily involved in Council and Council Committees but also a great representative of the shire at external organisations such as the South-West Catchment Council, 4WDL, Central Country Zone and Regional Road Group. He is not only respected within Council but also throughout the many shires that he has worked with. Personally, Gordon has provided much advice over our four years working together. Being able to lean on his experience has been invaluable for my development in my role. On behalf of staff, Council and myself, I wish him in the best with his future plans.
Carly has been a Councillor for the past six years. Following the retirement of some quite experienced Councillors in 2013, Carly took a step up in her role and has continued to develop and is a strong voice on Council, always willing to stand up for what she believes is right. During my time I have appreciated Carly’s support and her open and honest approach to Council. I never had to wonder where I stood! Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Carly will be leaving Council sooner than I hoped but on behalf of staff, Council and myself, I wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
At a Special Meeting of Council on Monday 23rd October 2017 a new era commenced. Council voted in Cr Jacki Ball as Shire President and Cr Julie Ramm as Deputy Shire President. Two new Councillors were also welcomed, being Bevan Doney and Amy Knight. Congratulations to the President, Deputy President, new and returning Councillors. Despite the change, I believe that Council has been left in safe hands. https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/posts/854179114757962?comment_id=854695328039674¬if_id=1508905893662310¬if_t=feed_comment
COUNCILLOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Cr Jaqueline Ball (North) - Shire President
email@example.com, 9863 7234, 0407 473 195 (Expiry of term 2021)
Cr Julie Ramm (South) - Deputy Shire President
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0429 642 014 (Expiry of term 2019)
Cr Patrick O’Neill (North)
email@example.com, 9864 9029, 0428 993 231 (Expiry of term 2019)
Cr Catherine Watkins (South)
firstname.lastname@example.org, 9864 6046, 0400 328 305 (Expiry of term 2019)
Cr Grant Lukins (South)
email@example.com, 9864 6039, 0428 646 039 (Expiry of term 2021)
Cr Marilyn Hasleby (Dumbleyung)
firstname.lastname@example.org, 9863 4794, 0448 946 924 (Expiry of term 2021)
Cr Nicholas Green (Dumbleyung)
email@example.com, 9863 4646, 0447 604 190 (Expiry of term 2019)
Cr Bevan Doney (North)
firstname.lastname@example.org, 9864 7899, 0429 812 236 (Expiry of term 2021)
Cr Amy Knight (Dumbleyung)
email@example.com, 0433 762 252 (Expiry of term 2019)
Bushfire Season is nearly upon us.
Please ensure that your firebreaks and block clearing are completed by 31st October 2017. Inspections will be undertaken in the first week of November.
The Bushfire Ban Hotline is available to call 24 hours a day to keep you updated with harvest bans throughout summer. The number for this is 9487 5410.
The Shire also has a SMS notification system that is used in the event of Harvest Bans, Fire notification and Road Closures. If you would like to be added to this notification system, please ring the Shire on 9863 4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be safe throughout the Bushfire Season.
RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD
19th September to 31st October
1st February to 31st March
Restricted Burning Period – It is unlawful to set fire to the bush during this time except in accordance with a PERMIT OBTAINED. The Restricted Burning Period can be varied i.e. shortened, extended, suspended, reimposed by the Shire 14 days at a time if seasonal conditions require.
PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD
1st November to 31st January
Burning is also prohibited on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Prohibited Burning Period – means that the time of the year during when it is declared by the Minister to be unlawful to set fire to the bush. Protective burning and burning to harvest clover can be carried out during this time only in accordance with a permit obtained.
Prepare your home and property for the bushfire season. It is everyone’s responsibility.
The below website links contain everything you need to know about fire safety. Cant access the links? Just contact the shire office if you have any questions.
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Shire of Dumbleyung 2017 Community Survey | NOW OPEN
Can you spare a few moments to take our survey? It is for the Shire of Dumbleyung's Strategic Community Plan.
Your feedback is important in the future direction of our shire. We would like to hear from everyone, so we will not stop until we have at least 75% of completed surveys submitted to the shire. We are also offering the chance to win one of ten $50 local shopping vouchers as incentive to complete your survey, plus it supports our local businesses.
It is preferred for surveys to be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WJ3TDW
We also be a hard copy mailed out for those unable to complete the survey online. It’s EASY, once you have received the survey, fill it in, staple where marked and post. The Survey comes with a pre-printed “replied paid stamp” so postage to you is FREE.
We look forward to receiving your feedback.
LAST CHANCE | Citizen of the Year Awards
Do you know an outstanding community member or group who deserves a little recognition for their efforts?
Nominate them today for the Shire of Dumbleyung Community Citizen of the Year Award! NOMINATIONS CLOSE 31ST OCT 2017.
Request a nomination form at the shire office or nominate online:
Awards presented at the annual shire Australia Day Breakfast *see poster for details: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.354413364734542.1073741829.354363821406163/833849953457545/?type=3&theater
Waste Sites Updates
Recently we have been working on improving our waste sites with an aim to manning the site in the New Year. Unfortunately, despite the time and expense that has gone into these upgrades, there have been several incidents of users dumping their rubbish in the wrong areas. This just causes more expense in trying to properly maintain the site.
In order to ensure that ratepayers funds used effectively, we have begun restricting hours to the waste site as of the 23rd October 2017. From this date, the waste site will only be open from Saturday to Monday.
When using the waste site, please follow the correct procedures. There are four areas for waste disposal, Waste Oil, Green Waste, Scrap Metal and General Waste.
If you have a mixed load and do not want to separate it, please dump in the ‘General Waste’ section (Excludes Waste Oils). Read more
The Annual General Meeting for the Dumbleyung LCDC and Zone will be held at the Shire Council Chambers in Dumbleyung.
WHEN: THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017
WHERE: Dumbleyung Shire Council Chambers
TIME: LCDC AGM – 2 pm
ZONE AGM - 3 pm
More information: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/a.618650531644156.1073741849.354363821406163/848125295363344/?type=3&theater