Enderby’s financial strategy is completed.
Council has adopted the 2015 budget, including a 2.8 per cent tax increase.
“All went through as originally presented,” said Mayor Greg McCune, adding, that the tax hike directs one per cent towards infrastructure.
Public input, and particularly complaints, about increased taxes have not materialized.
“Even after media articles about the budget, people didn’t come forward with questions,” said McCune.
Public art proceeds
Plans are still moving ahead for public art right in the heart of Enderby.
Grindrod-based Runaway Moon Theatre has presented a model for a calendar art project to Enderby council.
“It will be created by professional builders and community members led by Runaway Moon,” said Cathy Stubington, with the group.
The wheel will be a cylindrical structure, with seven sections that can be rotated independently by the viewer.
“Each of these wheels depicts the seasonal order of events in nature that take place here: the arrivals and departures of birds, events in the annual cycles of trees, food production, tools used by people at different times of year, the cycle of fish in the river, and water levels,” said Stubington.
A location for the artwork must still be identified by the city.
“They are still a good year away from having a product,” said Mayor Greg McCune.