GEORGE NEWS - A vigorous debate took place during a meeting of the Section 80 Committee* for Community Services on Tuesday, when Cremhog delivered a presentation regarding the proposed Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Homeless.
According to the Director of Community Services, Walter Hendricks, the debate revolved around the sustainability of the project. Hendricks said so far sustainability has not been proved.
"The issue remains open for discussion with Cremhog. Council is still eager to assist Cremhog, but they need to prove sustainability beyond doubt. We cannot divulge the resolution as it still needs to be confirmed and signed off," he said.
"Section (d) of the Council Resolution dated 27 September 2018 in clear terms makes reference to ensuring that sustainability of the project is proved by Cremhog before a leasing agreement will be entered into."
* A Section 80 committee is usually a permanent committee that specialises in one area of work and is sometimes given the right to make decisions on small issues. It may be appointed by a mayor with executive powers, to assist the executive mayor in performing his or her functions (www.corruptionwatch.org.za).
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