Is the Administrator from a different planet?

Council Administrator, Dick Persson

Forum –

Can someone help me understand why in the midst of a financial crisis the (Central Coast Council) Administrator is planning to spend approximately $28M building a regional library?

Its’ not only the cost of building the library, but the cost to run it and the huge salaries of those professionals who will work there.

The region already has numerous libraries, halls and venues for the public to meet.

In case anyone hadn’t noticed, most people now access information online from their homes or the local libraries that already exist.

The Administrator is talking about raising rates by 15 per cent, while spending on unnecessary infrastructure, but can’t get the rubbish picked up on the street or weeds removed from public land.

As a ratepayer I feel these people who run our institutions come from a different planet and we, the shareholders, have no say in the running of the Council.

The recent survey on the rate increase is a great example. The way the survey was structured only allowed for the outcome they wanted.

Come on guys, you can do better.

Email, Feb 20
Garry Clifford, Glenning Valley

5 Comments on "Is the Administrator from a different planet?"

  1. Vince Willis | March 1, 2021 at 8:32 pm |

    And now selling off Wyong assets to pay for the debt by Gosford.

  2. Rachel Milne | March 3, 2021 at 10:30 pm |

    When one party does wrong and another is forced to pay for it that is the definition of evil.
    Doing wrong over the extended period of 10 years and then expecting others to pay for it is inexcusable.
    Our local government needs to find a way to pay for their mistakes without saddling its constituents with greater cost burdens. Learn to live within your means as we all have to.
    We all know that once an increased levy is imposed it will NOT be removed in the future.

  3. A J Smith | March 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm |

    Make the Administrater publish a list of where spending was made particularly the restricted funds. Wyong residents must be protected against illegal activity and forced to pay debts that do not belong to them.

  4. No doubt the new employees of this library will be the same lazy overpaid employees that have ridden the gravy train for way to long.

    Sack them all. Let them commute to Sydney and work for a living.

  5. Scott Jones | March 14, 2021 at 9:09 am |

    The council is also planning to build a desalination plant just in case there is another drought. We already have a system for pumping water to Mangrove Dam for long term storage.
    How many millions (or billions) are they planning to waste on a system that will never be used.

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