A lderman Kristie Johnston will tomorrow call on Glenorchy City Council to provide each residential rateable property with two free tip passes a year in a bid to reduce illegal rubbish dumping, encourage residents to maintain their properties and to provide much needed support to Glenorchy residents.
Alderman Kristie Johnston said“Since I launched my Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce on 28 April 2014 I have been overwhelmed by the number of ratepayers who have contacted me to express their appreciation for my initiative, volunteer their time, nominate areas to be cleaned up, and provide suggestions about how to improve waste management in the city”.
“One of the common concerns I heard was that the fees at the Jackson Street Waste Management Centre deterred residents from maintaining properties, conducting their own clean ups, and disposing of rubbish legally. I have listened to the people of Glenorchy and decided to act” said Ald Johnston.
Ald Johnston said that by providing two free passes each year to residential ratepayers Council would:
Encourage and support residents to maintain their properties;
Encourage and support residents to improve the visual appearance of their properties;
Reduce the incidence of illegal rubbish dumping;
Improve the health and quality of our natural environments through the reduction of illegal rubbish dumping in our waterways and reserves;
Provide a financial saving to Council by reducing the amount of illegal rubbish dumping to be collected by our work crew; and
Increase the sense of community pride and wellbeing through actively encouraging and supporting a cleaner city.
“I am urging my fellow alderman to support this practical and common-sense motion which will improve the city’s visual appearance and support our ratepayers” said Ald Johnston.
Glenorchy City Council will discuss this motion at its next Council Meeting on Monday 12 May 2014 (tomorrow) at 3pm.