At the last Coffs Harbour City Council meeting on Thursday 26 September Cr Keith Rhoades attempted to ask a number of questions as ‘Matters of an Urgent Nature” about the decision to sell the current Museum in order to partially fund the new Cultural Centre and Council Chambers in Gordon Street.
Cr Rhoades attempted to ask the following questions;
(1) “Is it true Museum staff and volunteers have been instructed to have some 4,000 items wrapped and moved by 1 December this year?”
(2) “Does Council have premises with controlled temperatures to store these items?”
(3) “Can Council confirm that the current Museum site in Harbour Drive cost approximately $800,000 and has additionally had a refit of approximately $900,000 giving a total asset value/cost to Council of around $1.7M? Is it true market indications are that Council may only get a sale price of approximately $700,000?
The Mayor declared that the matters raised by Cr Rhoades were not urgent and did not allow the questions to be put forward at last Thursday’s meeting.