HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor RICHARD QUINN

HUNTERS Hill Council will spend more than a million dollars on local roads next year

The roads program is expected to start this December and will include $500,000 for road resurfacing work.

The Council roads budget includes a Federal Government grant of $320,000 under the Roads To Recovery Program, Hunters Hill Council Group Manager (Works and Services) Manager David Innes said.

“Council has allocated additional funding and has received additional grant funding for the road resurfacing works and some roads will include kerb and gutter reconstruction.”

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FOXES in Hunters Hill are to be shot on site from this Sunday November 29.

“There have been numerous sightings of foxes in the vicinity of Boronia Park and Riverglade Reserve and it has been reported there may be fox dens in Kelly’s Bush and at the Villa Maria property,” the Council’s Environment Officer Jacqui Vollmer said.

“Council will employ a fox shooter to monitor these sites.”

The Council has also approved the use of a camera in Betts Park to detect foxes as well as tree vandalism and illegal dumping.

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OUTSTANDING restaurants and dodgy take away shops could be rated by Hunters Hill Council as part of a proposed local Scores On Doors program.

The program aims to rate local food premises on their hygiene and food handling practices and will expose any that fail to meet NSW Food Authority standards.

The scoring system is based on points for good practice and demerit points for standards breaches.

Council’s reporting officer Sara Philpott said the program will allow the public to know how well these local business comply with the law.

“It provides an incentive to businesses to improve their results and celebrates those businesses that have shown a commitment to food hygiene and safety,” she said.

A similar program in Hornsby recently rated most premises as sound although non-compliance notices were also been issued.