Fortunately for the elected members, we know it isn’t them, due to the level of detail given in this public relations piece. So which of the two senior Kremlin staff involved in discussions made up this self-serving story?
We know that one of the two senior Kremlin staff loves having cosy chit chats over coffee with the fish n chipper, and is desperate to slot Rugby Park under the wing of long-suffering ratepayers to try and gain the undeserved respect he so craves, despite being incapable of organising a piss up in a brewery.
Unfortunately, the story omits a few crucial points. One, what does it say in the Draft Annual Plan?
Hmmm. That’s a bit at odds with what it says in the story.
Two, omitting the Park from the Draft Annual Plan means the Kremlin has triggered section 83 of the Local Government Act and must now go through a Special Consultative Procedure. It is, after all, a “significant asset” according to the Part-Time Mayor.
press release story seems confident the transfer will go through.
Given that Councillors have been given no detail on:
- The cost of deferred maintenance
- The cost of ongoing maintenance
- The cost of earthquake strengthening
- and answers as to why the Trust/Rugby Southland have not bothered to try and create any revenue streams,
if it does get through the Council meeting (which in itself is dubious as the Part-Time Mayor and Cllr Dennis are already ruled out of voting), then those Councillors who vote for it need a kick up the arse for abrogating their fiduciary responsibility to ratepayers.
As for the fish n chipper, well…you’ve been played like a $2 Shop flute.