AT Oberon Council's most recent ordinary meeting, the purchase of a secondhand street sweeping vehicle from Hawkesbury Council was a confidential item on the agenda.
It was unanimously resolved to buy the sweeper, which will be funded using an internal loan from council's development reserve.
Council says residents have regularly expressed concern about the cleanliness and tidiness of Oberon streets and the purchase will eliminate much of the need for expensive manual sweeping.
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Council says there is also a demand from industry for sweeping within work sites.
The estimated return on the investment of $135,000 is between 18 months and two years.
COUNCIL will conduct a ground baiting program using vegetable bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild rabbits.
Non-toxic bait will be laid from August 12 to 18, then replaced with bait containing 1080 poison from August 19 to 26.
The program will be undertaken within the Oberon Cemetery.
The baiting location will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in the Oberon Cemetery.