Moorabool Shire Council

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					      Moorabool Shire Council
                            Chief Executive Officer: Rob Croxford
                                                                                                                         Postal Address: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342
                                                                                                                      Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757
                                                                                                                              Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

         Ordinary Meeting of Council                                 Moorabool Shire Council Community                                            Temporary Road Closure
  Notice is hereby given that the next Ordinary Meeting of                                                                                   Laneway at the rear of 213 – 217 Main Street,
  the Moorabool Shire Council will be held on Wednesday 2
                                                                             Grants Program                                                                    Bacchus Marsh
  February 2011, commencing at 7pm in the Council Chambers,          The Summer 2011 Community Grants Program will open on
                                                                                                                                        The laneway at the rear of Council-owned land located at
  Ballan.                                                            1 February 2011 and close on 28 February 2011.
                                                                                                                                        213-217 Main Street will be closed temporarily until 31 January
                                                                     Moorabool Shire Council proudly supports the wonderful             2011.
     Members of the public are most welcome to attend
                                                                     contribution that our not-for-profit community groups              This closure is necessary to undertake works associated with
                                                                     provide to their local and wider communities. Community            the construction of the Community Learning Centre and will
                                                                     groups are encouraged to read the Community Grants
       Public Holiday - Australia Day                                Program Guidelines carefully before making a submission.
                                                                                                                                        allow work to proceed in a safe and timely manner.
                Wednesday 26 January 2011                                                                                               Please observe all signs and safety barriers during the works.
cm Banner_Layout 1 6/10/10 3:20 PM Page 1                            Community Grants:                                                  Your patience and co-operation is appreciated during this
  The Public Holidays Amendment Act 2008 specifies that              Grants are available for projects under the following              time.
  Australia Day be a declared public holiday affecting all           categories:
  businesses within the Moorabool Shire.                                                                                                For further information or assistance, please contact
                                                                     	Community Strengthening Grants:                                  Leigh McCallum, Executive Officer, Corporate Projects
  Therefore all Moorabool Shire Council offices will be closed           – Community Programs, activities or initiatives (grants of     on 5366 7100.
  on Wednesday 26 January 2011, re-opening on Thursday 27                  up to $5000)
  January 2011 at 8.30am.                                                – Capital Improvements (grants of up to $5000)
                                                                         – Small Projects (grants of up to $1,500)
                                                                     	Community Arts Grants:
     Celebrate Australia Day 2011 with                                   Community arts projects, activities or initiatives that link
         Moorabool Shire Council!                                        artists, creators or practitioners with local communities
                                                                         through small projects, publications, exhibitions,
  Moorabool Shire Council welcomes you to join in the Shire’s
                                                                         performances or similar activities (grants of up to
  official Australia Day Celebrations commencing at 8.00am,
                                                                         $3,000)
  26 January at the Public Hall and Supper Room, Main Street,
                                                                     	Community Events Grants:                                                     Tips for holidaymakers
  Bacchus Marsh. Council is proud to have the assistance
                                                                         Community Events that showcase local talent, provide           • Holidaymakers face the same risk as residents in high-risk
  of local service clubs who will cook the Community BBQ
                                                                         public entertainment, foster community participation,            bushfire areas across Victoria.
  Breakfast.
                                                                         connectedness and diversity (grants of up to $3,000)           • Check the Fire Danger Ratings daily. (see above for
  The festivities will include the following:                                                                                             information on Fire Danger Ratings).
                                                                     	Community Transport Grants:                                      • If your holiday coincides with a day of Code Red Fire Danger
  • Community BBQ Breakfast                                              Community transport projects and initiatives that                Rating, delay the trip until the danger period passes.
  • Musical Entertainment                                                encourage transport connections and sustainability. Up         • Avoid non-essential travel during days of high fire danger.
  • Town Crier                                                           to $500 for one off transport related initiatives, or up to    • Avoid bushwalking or picnicking in the bush on hot, dry and
                                                                         $2000 for projects with a long-term sustainability focus.        windy days.
  • Australia Day Ambassador
    – Steve Moneghetti                                               Program Guidelines, an Application Form and further                • Avoid camping or hiking in high-risk bushfire areas on days
                                                                     information      are   available    on    Council’s     website      with a Fire Danger Rating of Severe, Extreme or Code
  • Flag Raising                                                                                                                          Red.
                                                                     www.moorabool.vic.gov.au, or by contacting Customer
  • Citizen of the Year Award Presentation                           Service on 5366 7100.                                              • Keep a hard copy of maps as GPS or mobile phone maps
  • Community Event of the Year Award Presentation                                                                                        might be affected by smoke.
                                                                     Please note, prior to lodging an application, all
                                                                                                                                        • Find out if there’s a Neighbourhood Safer Place in your
  • Mayor’s Award Presentations                                      applicant groups must contact Council and speak to
                                                                                                                                          area.
  • Australian Citizenship Ceremony                                  a Community Development Officer to discuss their
                                                                                                                                        • Include protective clothing (hat, sturdy shoes, long-sleeve
                                                                     application.                                                         pants and shirt made from natural fibres), mobile phone and
                   Come and join in the Fun!
                                                                     Applications close at 5pm on Monday 28 February 2011                 charger, food and water, first-aid kit, woollen blankets and
                                                                                                                                          battery-powered radio in your travel relocation kit.
                    Rate Payments                                                   Streetscape Works                                                Important Emergency
  Ratepayers, who have not elected to pay by instalments, are
  reminded that payment of rates in full must be received by
                                                                                      Main Street, Bacchus Marsh                                      Contact Information
  5.00pm on 15 February, 2011.                                                        7 February – 31 March 2011                        CFA Fire Emergency                     000
  Late payments will be charged interest at the rate of 10.5%        The south side of Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, between Lord         SES                                    132 500
  p.a. backdated to 21 July 2010, that being the date at which the   Street and the Council office car park will be undergoing          SES Flood Information Line             1300 842 737
  rates and charges were declared.                                   streetscape works from 7 February 2011 to 31 March 2011.           Ambulance                              000
                                                                     These works include replacement of existing footpaths,             Victorian Bushfire Information Line    1800 240 667
  Rate Payments can be made as follows:                                                                                                 Moorabool Shire Council                5366 7100
                                                                     landscaping and associated works.
    In
  	 Person at any Australia Post Outlet, by phone 13 18 16 or                                                                          Council Emergency Number               0419 887 065
    go to www.postbillpay.com.au                                     During the construction period pedestrian access may be            Bacchus Marsh Hospital                 5367 2000
                                                                     disrupted. Please observe all directional signage during this      Ballan Hospital                        5368 1100
  	Bpay facility, by telephoning your participating bank, 24        time. Your patience and co-operation is appreciated.
    hours a day, as shown on your rate notice (major credit
    cards accepted).                                                 For further information or assistance, please contact
                                                                     Customer Service on (03) 5366 7100.
                                                                                                                                                             Burning-off
  	 Post: Cheque or Money Order can be made payable
    By                                                                                                                                  Residents are reminded there is to be no burning, even with a
    to the Moorabool Shire Council and mailed to PO Box 18,                                                                             permit, on days declared as a total fire ban.
    Ballan, Vic, 3342
                                                                             Employment Opportunities
    In
  	 person at the Ballan (15 Stead Street) or Bacchus Marsh           Moorabool Shire Council invites applications for the
    (197 Main Street) Service Centres. EFTPOS facilities are                             following vacancies
    available (major credit cards accepted).
                                                                           • Environmental Planning Officer
  Those who have elected to pay by instalments are advised
                                                                           • Risk Management and OHS Coordinator
  that the third instalment is due for payment on or before 28
  February 2011 and the final instalment is due for payment on             • Maternal and Child Health Coordinator
  or before 31 May 2011. Instalment reminder notices will be         These are existing positions. All details are available from the
  forwarded at least 14 days prior to these dates.                   website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au




             Mayor                      Councillor                 Councillor                   Councillor                   Councillor                Councillor                  Councillor
           Pat Griffin                 Allan Comrie                Pat Toohey                Russell Hendry               Michael Tudball              Philip Flack               Tom Sullivan
     East Moorabool Ward          East Moorabool Ward            Woodlands Ward           East Moorabool Ward          East Moorabool Ward            Bungal Ward                West Moorabool
          0418 116 224                0408 022 233                0439 009 677                0427 002 100                 0429 002 776               0439 653 301                0418 323 221