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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Deserving more than peanuts

The Beagle Editor

The editorial in the On-line Beagle of 30 June 2023 informed readers that the Eurobodalla Councillors had voted themselves a pay rise which in total will cost ratepayers a measly $59,506 per annum. I say measly because it is unimaginable that councillors would work for a little over $20,000 each year, be on call 24/7 and have to tolerate irate ratepayers at fortnightly council meetings. I also compare the measly increase when I look at the massive rate increases that have been secured by neighbouring councils.

Those neighbouring councillors have presided over councils that have now gained approval from IPART for between 40% and 50% Special Rate Variations (SRV) and these councillors are on the same pay scale as ours.

I’ll take the budgeted pay rise over an out-of-control financial position requiring a Special Rate Variation anytime. Charles Stuart


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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