COUNCIL HAS voted to defer the decision of whether to approve the licence for the Pottsville Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sportsfield to a workshop.
Debate has raged for months about the proposal with arguments from both for and against, with the site’s licence approved by the previous council, but still requiring public consultation.
Council received 409 public submissions which included 234 submissions supporting the licence at Black Rocks, while 175 submissions were against the licence at Black Rocks.
Councillors were given two options in relation to the Black Rocks licence which include; to accept the broad local community support to grant the licence and in accordance with Council’s resolution of August 21, 2014.
Or option two, to not approve the finalisation of the granting of the licence to the Pottsville and District Men’s Shed Inc at the Black Rocks Sportsfield.
In council’s conclusion, it was “recommended that Council proceeds to finalise the granting of the licence to the Pottsville and District Men’s Shed Inc at the Black Rocks Sportsfield in response to the majority community submissions in support of this location, demonstrated by the submissions received in response to the notice of intention published by Council.”