It seems the oyster festival made the front page of the Beacon, not for its new site or upcoming event but to breakdown the public record finances. Great detail was given including trustee changes and properties owned by the trust. Even the depreciation schedule information was outlined. BTW the schedule points out the ‘3 sheds’ are listed at cost. The finances show the end of their financial year to be 30 September therefore the $78K is only what had been paid as at the 30 September. Next year’s depreciation schedule will paint a very different picture.
The latter part of the front page outlines the community board handling of process. The irony is not lost on me, Mitchell bastardised process for years and now here she is implying it is a travesty. Or is it only a travesty because it is the oyster festival?
Is this the beginning of a series? Can we expect a breakdown of other local trusts finances. Bluff Hill/Motupohue Environment Trust own land now, the medical centre is essential in our community, maybe they will be next? The pool, the maritime museum…? Oops can’t do that (behind on their financial reporting responsibilities). The museum has always been on the back foot though, even in Mitchell’s day as Chairperson of the maritime museum. Some people have short memories.
Nb: Evan Penniall is not a trustee as stated. Very little followed LGOIMA procedure, I agree. Bullet point tabled Chairperson’s report. The resolution to allow members of the public to remain was also stuffed up. SNAFU, its like they are mirroring you Jan.
I wait with bated breath for the next installment of Bluff’s not for profit organisations.