Investigating why donkeys are on the loose is an issue confronting Coffs Harbour City Council as noted at Thursday's regular meeting.
Investigating why donkeys are on the loose is an issue confronting Coffs Harbour City Council as noted at Thursday's regular meeting. Alasdair Young

Donkeys and mozzies all in a day's work for Coffs Council

LOCAL Government authorities are called to address unusual issues every now and then and Coffs Harbour City Council is no different.

At this week's meeting Mayor Denise Knight drew the attention to page 381 of the agenda as the councillors pondered a compliance response framework as an appendix to the council's enforcement policy.

The draft compliance response framework, on how and when council staff will respond to range of customer requests, went on public exhibition in May and June, but attracted no submissions.

So, it was adopted at Thursday's meeting.

Staff noted that while the framework had 'a relatively comprehensive list' of common requests, it was unable to capture 'the more obscure issues that arise from time to time'.

Cr Knight pointed to the long list of nuisance issues to be checked out within seven days.

These issues included wandering donkeys on dirt roads, barking dogs, abandoned cars and mosquito and vermin-infested premises.

"The staff are doing the best they can with the resources they have," the mayor said.



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