SOME special gifts have arrived in Oberon from Sydney.
Hills Grammar School's Liz Pellinkhof and Oberon Council's corporate services director Lynette Safranek organised for the children at Hills Grammar to donate gifts for school-aged children in Oberon.
Ms Pellinkhof delivered a busload of presents from the students and teachers of Hills Grammar on Tuesday, December 10 to Oberon Council.
Ms Safranek said the gifts were handed out by Santa to children at the Oberon Christmas Grotto and the remainder are being delivered to rural families doing it a little tough this year.
"The school also held a mufti day on Friday, December 6 where the students dressed up as farmers and raised $1000 which they donated to the Oberon Council Drought Weeds Assistance Program," she said.
OTHER RECENT COUNCIL NEWS:
OBERON Council has now started voice recordings of its meetings for the purpose of webcasting an audio recording of each meeting.
In accordance with council's code of meeting practice, the audio recording will be available on council's website www.oberon.nsw.gov.au within five working days of each meeting being held. The audio recording of Oberon Council meetings can be listened to on a mobile device or PC.
Audio of council meetings, or parts of it, cannot be copied, recorded, reproduced, reused or transmitted without the prior written consent of the general manager.
RURAL and non-resident ratepayers using the council subsidised potable drinking water system located on Lowes Mount Road are encouraged to top up their cards with council before the Christmas shutdown.
Oberon Council's administration office will close at 4.30pm on Tuesday, December 24 and re-open at 8.30am on Monday, January 6, 2020.
With no rain, there has been an increased demand for the potable water.
Since the introduction of the drought water subsidy, 5,438,000 litres of water has been purchased. The total savings to the community since the introduction of this policy is $28,288.98.