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Shamus
[quote="caseyscorp"]There's always the opportunity to have another go to get on the Council at the next election. But it must be pretty boring always going to Council meetings if you're not a Councillor. Why do you bother going?[/quote] From what I read about the Casey Council, I would be going to the meetings as well.
ozybeer
[quote="Robbo"]As good as the ground is it is not up to AFL standard may host a practice match but not a NAB Cup.[/quote what good enough for some a.f.l players but not 44 at the same time
Redlegger
For starters, we try to keep in the coucilors accountable for there actions. He got out of paying for the light towers at Straithaird for reasons that are beyond me. I go to council meetings to see what they are spending my rates on. Already they have a $10 bungle on at the moment for rates. Come on down and listen to the excuses this council uses to cover themselves on, there overseas trips, there in house partys, missing documents, undisclosed spenditure, it goes on and on. Never get bored there because he always starts the meetings by trying to censure me.
caseyscorp
Rob Wilson has been around for a long time, and if he supports Casey Fields I reckon that has to be a good thing. It is a great facility. Good luck at the Council meetings - but I don't think I'll join you. Give me an update sometime.
Redlegger
To long in my opinion, he is just in to line his own pockets and he also has to many conflicts of interest.
caseyscorp
I guess it's always a balance getting people with experience and new chums onto the Council. You hear of people who are on Council for like 40 years. That's probably too long, but Rob Wilson's only been around for 20-25 years. Wasn't he going to be the Mayor again this year, but it fell through?
Dolphin
[quote="caseyscorp"] Rob Wilson's only been around for 20-25 years[/quote] Way too long, but thats the choice of the voters. Would not have been that long anyway, given the period of Commissioners in each council prior to the amalgamations in the 90's.
caseyscorp
[quote="Dolphin"][quote:e8e58e7676="caseyscorp"] Rob Wilson's only been around for 20-25 years[/quote] Way too long, but thats the choice of the voters. Would not have been that long anyway, given the period of Commissioners in each council prior to the amalgamations in the 90's.[/quote] Yes, I forgot about that amalgamation period (1994-97) with Commissioners - a time when not a lot happened (at Casey anyway) because the Commissioners didn't like spending money building community projects (eg the highly successful Casey ARC that didn't get off the ground until the return of Councillors). There was also the period between 1997 and 2000 when Rob Wilson wasn't a Councillor because he didn't get in at the 1997 election, so in fact Rob had about 5¼ years out of Council between December 1994 and March 2000.
bcarbonaro
What was the Casey ARC? Did anyone go to see the Hawthorn v (insert other team here) practice match at Casey Fields last Friday afternoon?
caseyscorp
[quote="bcarbonaro"]What was the Casey ARC? Did anyone go to see the Hawthorn v (insert other team here) practice match at Casey Fields last Friday afternoon?[/quote] The Casey ARC is the Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre - a major Council pool & gymnasium facility at Narre Warren. BTW another similar facility is likely to be built (commencing this year) less than a km from Casey Fields. I went to Hawthorn v Essendon. It was on Saturday afternoon. I don't know where the reported figure of 3,500 attendance came from - there were in fact about 10,000 people there. Essendon won by 11 points. There was a swag of reports. The match was followed by a Coburg v Bendigo Bombers practice match, which I don't know the result of.

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