Council needs $447k of budget cuts

COFFS HARBOUR City councillors and staff had $447,000 to find between now and June 30, Mayor Keith Rhoades told his team last week.

He commended the staff for their excellent work when councillors considered the monthly Budget review from November and December.

This revealed the estimated 2010/11 Budget position as at December 31, 2010, with the general account in deficit by $447,481.

The original Budget for the general account adopted on June 24, 2010, provided for a deficit of $667,506.

New Moonee reservoir Hornick Constructions Pty Ltd has won the Coffs Harbour City Council tender to design and construct the five megalitre water service reservoir at Maccues Road at Moonee Beach.

The new $2,133,120 water service reservoir will replace an existing 1.2ML reservoir built in 198, which distributes water to Moonee Beach and its surrounding locality.

The new reservoir is designed to service the expanding population.

SES costs State Emergency Services within the Coffs Harbour City area have become a substantial item this year, with the budgeted costs for 2010/11 now estimated at $287,765.

This includes an extension to the Corindi SES building in Coral Street because the local command has grown from 12 to 23 members and the current premises have become cramped.

New water meters Elster Metering Pty Ltd has won the regional tender to supply 20mm and 25mm domestic water meters to Coffs harbour City Council.

The tender was organised through the Regional Procurement Initiative on behalf of the Mid North Coast Procurement Alliance Group of Councils.



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