In The Courier this week

RESIDENT WARNED TO TRIM TREE: Mt Barker woman Glenda Williams in front of the bush which SA Power Networks believes is a risk to the overhead low voltage power line.

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Too close for comfort

An SA Power Networks (SAPN) inspector has deemed a Mt Barker bush is 10cm from posing a risk to overhead power lines and has ordered the owner to have it trimmed.
The electricity network operator has told Mt Barker resident Glenda Williams she must prune the bush on her Bell Court property as it almost reaches a 2m clearance zone.
It inspected the property earlier this month and deemed the plant was close to breaching Ms Williams’ agreement to maintain vegetation on her property clear of the low voltage power lines.
It has issued her with a notice demanding she cut back the “infringing” bush.
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Also in this week’s issue

  • Tax excuse: The work of volunteers and a State emergency should not be used by the State Government as an excuse to increase the Emergency Services Levy (ESL), according the CFS Volunteers Association (CFSVA).

  • Phone scam: A phone scam that tries to intimidate people into paying a fake tax debt has reached the Hills.

  • Free clinic: Nearly 30 people received a potentially lifesaving warning when they stepped into a free skin cancer screening clinic at Woodside earlier this month.

  • Road funding: Local Government Association (LGA) complaints about Federal cuts to council road funding will be addressed next month, according to local MP Jamie Briggs.

  • Donated land: A university campus, new school and an early learning centre are just some of the ideas floated for construction on donated land in the Mt Barker growth area.

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