Robe mayor Peter Riseley touched on on a few different topics during his report at the June meeting.
Mayor Riseley spoke about the problem of dog faeces on the school oval being a problem, including the associated health risks mess carried into school buildings via foot traffic.
“Council and the school seek community assistance in managing this problem,” Mr Riseley noted. “Council will place a additional dog bag dispenser near the school in Squires Drive, please ensure you pick up your dog’s waste if you are in this precinct.”
The mayor thanked students who wrote in suggesting council help with the offensive problem at hand.
Mayor Riseley covered the medical facility upgrade, explaining that the upgrade was scheduled to commence.
“Doctors and medical facilities are one of the most important local facilities to the community for both attracting and retaining population,” he said.
The mayor told council that Robe is a very attractive and enjoyable place to live with a host of attributes, noting that unfortunately there eventually comes a time when some residents decide to make the decision to leave town after wanting to be closer to appropriate medical facilities.
“It is envisioned that the substantial upgrades will provide room for greater service provision and visits by specialist consultants.”
The mayor said the expanded facilities could attract more permanent residents and retaining current by providing them with security and safety in regard to their health.
“During the period of these very major upgrades, the temporary facilities in Victoria Street will require patients to park in Union Street.”
Mayor Riseley was thoughtful in finishing his speech, noting that this is a special week, with June 11 to June 17 being Men’s Mental Health Week.
“While there is no official events occurring in Robe during the period, men are invited along to the next Robe Men’s Shed meeting, starting at 7.30pm at the shed on Evans Cave Road Thursday June 21.”