On The Agenda

1 Feb

I had no idea (but then again I hadn’t thought about it) that the ILT meetings were public.  It is now on my agenda to attend one.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust’s first meeting of the year was a busy affair.

It started on a lighthearted note when board member Sean Bellew attempted to watch a horse race.

He didn’t get his way, the board citing Invercargill City Councillor Peter Kett’s failure to attend a council meeting in favour of the Invercargill races.

Trust president Alan Dennis said it was one of the first meetings in more than a decade where a member of the public – Southland food bank charitable trust chairman Peter Swain – attended.

The public were always welcome, Mr Dennis said.

Now to find out when the meetings are held.

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5 Responses to “On The Agenda”

  1. Philip.T February 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    may pay to ask first, many Invercargill residents cant vote for the ILT Our City Our Trust and it isnt ours because we live in the wrong part of town. Or some may say the right part.
    So you may well be excluded.

    • Abby February 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

      If you follow that logic then someone from Wallacetown would be barred from entering the ICC chambers…public is public. Voting rights are voting rights.

  2. Philip.T February 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    And I think the Trust should show some cultural sensitivity,it is the Chinese year of the horse.
    However apparently Seans horse went that slow the jockey kept a dairy or the trip and Sean got to read it after the meeting so never missed anything.

  3. Abby February 1, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    ILT is subject to LGOIMA…not that the Southland Times makes it obvious. It’s never been reported on properly since Carmen Wilson had it as a round years and years ago. Beat ya the current Southland Times staff don’t even know!

  4. Philip.T February 2, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    You may be right Abbey but the ILT has an AGM. They have two arms with the foundation as well though its under the same roof and has the same staff and many of the same trustees. No doubt Kylie will tell us. Their board meetings are advertised in the Times.

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