Back on the subject of Mowing Verges
Len Brown when he heard he had won said he would go out an celebrate by mowing his Berm this prompted me to look at how big his berms were and I noted that he might mow them but it also seems that he can use them for parking, the address is 8 Tiffany close have a look for yourself on Google earth , Google maps or wises.
Perhaps this is an employee Benefit ?
Maybe if we had a house like his an income of some $200,000 then we wouldn’t begrudge mowing the berms, the chances are the mowing contractor would be doing it .. For the rest of us there is nothing like paying for a service and then doing the work yourself and not being allowed to park on it.
I had asked by way of LGOIMA as to the policy for mowing verges, we are told it went through council yet in this email I have been clearly redirected to Auckland Transport as follows
Thank you for your response.
As your enquiry requires more detailed information about the berm mowing policy, we have referred it to Auckland Transport.
You can expect to receive a reply from them directly within 10 working days.
Should you wish to follow up on this enquiry, please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 355 3553.
In the mean time, you may wish to read through the information provided on the Auckland Transport website in regard to urban berm mowing:
Nāku noa nā | Regards
Written Communications Team
(09) 301 0101
So I shall wait for Auckland transport to reply, I actually don’t pay rates to Auckland transport , I pay them to the council who owns the grass verges .
Yet we are saving 15 million in not mowing them.. this pales into insignificance in light of this item in the annual report
I have addressed this in a LGOIMA request via FYI. as follows
Dear Auckland Council,
In your annual report item 7 (www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoli…) you list the following
7 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ( millions )
Other 2013 Group 42 million 2012 7 million
2013 Council 21 million 2012 1 million
Please give a breakdown of the 35 million difference in the group
benefits between last annual report and current report and also the
20 million difference in the council benefits
Please also advise the number of employees council has and how many
of them benefited from these benefits and also detail how these
benefits were approved.
Will keep you posed I will be sure to bring the parking on the berm to the attention of Auckland transport if it si good enough for Len then is good enough for all of us.