Council warns residents of misleading claims from petitioner
CLARENCE Valley residents, particularly those in the South Grafton area, have been advised to be cautious about information they might get from petitioners operating in the area.
Clarence Valley Council general manager, Scott Greensill, said residents had contacted the council's customer service centres saying they had been approached to sign a petition opposing the possible development of a new works depot in Tyson Street, South Grafton.
Mr Greensill said council had no issue with people expressing their opinions about developments or council activities, but encouraged those approached to seek more information about any proposals before signing petitions.
"Some of the reports we have had are disturbing," he said.
"One resident told us the petitioner refused to give his name and made a number of false claims about the possible depot development.
"She said he told her the council was going to dump asbestos waste near the South Grafton High School and that children were going to die from it. That is a completely irresponsible claim."
He suggested anyone wanting information about developments should contact the council directly.