|July 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm #4435|
The Sangolda gram sabha on Sunday deliberated on various issues concerning the village.
The villagers suggested that the panchayat should request the Electricity Department to erect three or four arm high masts at Ganesh immersion spots, near all the temples, junctions and at strategic locations in the village before Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shamba Tuekar suggested that the panchayat should request the State government to construct a new two storey Panchayat Ghar through the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation or Rural Development Agency by demolishing the existing one. Later, a resolution was adopted to this effect.
The villagers complained that the cattle shed alongside the Rastroli Shantadurga Temple emanate foul smell and it becomes difficult for the residents of nearby houses to stay in their houses and hence it should be removed.
Joseph D’Mello suggested that the panchayat should ensure that the panchayat area remains clean and should fix a day in a year for cleanliness drive.
Sarpanch Premanand Kochrekar said the State Tourism Department has consented for the beautification of the Sangolda Spring.
A resolution to request the Central government to grant special status for Goa was adopted unanimously.
Earlier, Sarpanch Kochrekar welcomed the villagers for the gram sabha and Panchayat Secretary Peter Martins read the minutes of the meeting held on February 10. Later, he detailed the development works approved by the State government.
Martins read the audit report of the Sangolda Panchayat for 2011-12 and said the audit officials have directed the panchayat to recover arrears of Rs 7.13 lakh imposing penalty of 10%. “Out of this, house tax arrears are Rs 4.81 lakh and professional tax Rs 1.97 lakh,” informed Martins.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Sangolda wants better lighting at strategic spots“