$65k Christmas tree makes you think council needs to grow up
SO THE Gympie council could not afford $1000 to cover the public liability insurance for the businesses of the Gympie CBD to hold a PreMuster Party this year, yet is happy to hand over 65 times that amount for a new Christmas tree and associated baubles to be planted in Nelson Reserve.
How many Christmas trees does Gympie need? I think the one at the roundabout it quite adequate.
Seems our council's priorities are skewiff. As is the attitude and behaviour of some who operate therein.
Silly little boys joining gangs, puffing out their chests and playing one-upmanship don't belong in well-paid positions of public service and leadership, though there seems to be a proliferation of them not only in our local council but on the national and world stage.
I think society has had them up to the eyeballs.
One can't help but wonder what was really behind the withholding of the Pre Muster party insurance money. Clearly it wasn't the money. Council likes to throw that around with wild abandon.
The person trying to make that party happen, the tireless and outspoken Chamber of Commerce president Tony Goodman, could be perceived as being critical of the council from time to time.
Sadly, in denying him his party, the real victims were the community and the local economy.