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  Reply # 1962953 23-Feb-2018 13:21
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Behodar:

 

The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?

 

 

 

 

How about charge the people who use council services, not their houses?






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  Reply # 1962975 23-Feb-2018 13:49
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Behodar:

 

The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?

 

 

You can't do that, Comrade. How are seven people going to fund an entire bus service all on their own?


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  Reply # 1962977 23-Feb-2018 13:49
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Geektastic:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have a rubbish collection service?

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! They still want $3,000+ a year in rates, of course.

 

 

We pay 6k a year in rates and still rubbish collection not included. 

 

Count yourself lucky. 


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  Reply # 1962980 23-Feb-2018 13:55
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Behodar:

 

The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?

 

 

Because then the buses would be so expensive no-one would use them, and then there would be more cars on the roads.


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  Reply # 1962999 23-Feb-2018 14:34
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Geektastic:

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! 

 

 

This is why I don't live in a village.

 

 


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  Reply # 1963013 23-Feb-2018 14:58
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! 

 

 

This is why I don't live in a village.

 

 

That, and the fact you couldn't get a job because they already had an idiot?

 

J/K It was just begging for it. I hope you're not the sensitive type, like some in these parts.


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  Reply # 1963028 23-Feb-2018 15:12
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cadman:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! 

 

 

This is why I don't live in a village.

 

 

That, and the fact you couldn't get a job because they already had an idiot?

 

J/K It was just begging for it. I hope you're not the sensitive type, like some in these parts.

 

 

LOL

 

 


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  Reply # 1963031 23-Feb-2018 15:14
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Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?

 

 

How about charge the people who use council services, not their houses?

 

 

Terrible for people on fixed incomes who can't afford to live in their free-hold homes because of the insane rates bill increases, especially as such people are often living alone or as an elderly couple who use bugger all council services.

 

 


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  Reply # 1963034 23-Feb-2018 15:19
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cadman: You can't do that, Comrade. How are seven people going to fund an entire bus service all on their own?

 

 

Well it might be nine people soon; the bus routes are going into Google Maps in the near future!

 

Why this wasn't done years ago is beyond me...


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  Reply # 1963055 23-Feb-2018 16:02
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Behodar:

 

The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?

 

 

Because then the buses would be so expensive no-one would use them, and then there would be more cars on the roads.

 

 

no one uses them now, so they raise the fare and the subsidies to make them viable, but that just makes it worse and less people use them . A Classic Catch 22.





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  Reply # 1963063 23-Feb-2018 16:16
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Windows (7, this time) strikes again.

 

I can't copy C:\Users\A\Desktop\File.sql to C:\Users\B\Desktop because "the source and destination file names are the same".


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  Reply # 1963115 23-Feb-2018 18:07
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cadman:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! 

 

 

This is why I don't live in a village.

 

 

That, and the fact you couldn't get a job because they already had an idiot?

 

J/K It was just begging for it. I hope you're not the sensitive type, like some in these parts.

 

 

I'm happy with that, on the assumption that it was actually a dig at @Geektastic. lol

 

 


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  Reply # 1963190 23-Feb-2018 20:37
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surfisup1000:

Geektastic:


surfisup1000:


Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.


 


 



 


You have a rubbish collection service?


We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! They still want $3,000+ a year in rates, of course.



We pay 6k a year in rates and still rubbish collection not included. 


Count yourself lucky. 



You must live in one of them palaces what I've heard about in that Auckland.





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Reply # 1963194 23-Feb-2018 20:45
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frankv:

 

cadman:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! 

 

 

This is why I don't live in a village.

 

 

That, and the fact you couldn't get a job because they already had an idiot?

 

J/K It was just begging for it. I hope you're not the sensitive type, like some in these parts.

 

 

I'm happy with that, on the assumption that it was actually a dig at @Geektastic. lol

 

 

Maybe it was... we'll never know...


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  Reply # 1963199 23-Feb-2018 21:21
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People who dont let you in when you are indicating. Especially when you have made a genuine mistake or dont know the area.

 

My calmness reminds me its not worth somebody elses lack of manners.

 

Also people dont realise if you dont let me in and I hit you, you are the one who better have insurance.


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