CHRISTINA Metlikovec believes Singleton councillors have lost touch with reality.
That’s why she has nominated as a candidate in the shire’s September 8 local government election.
“This is such a wonderful place, with so much potential, and I think the current councillors have forgotten that,” she said.
“I think they’re also forgotten why they’re there.
“Their whole purpose is to serve the community and I feel they’ve lost touch with people.”
Mrs Metlikovec, 57, is a retired real estate agent who has owned a rural property with her husband, Erik, at Bulga for nine years.
They have regularly stayed at Bulga and decided to move up from Sydney full-time in October last year.
Her only other foray into politics was in 2007 when she unsuccessfully stood as an independent candidate for the seat of Epping in the state election.
The Metlikovecs still run renovating and water tank businesses in Sydney and Mrs Metlikovec also grows lavender and makes candles at Bulga which she sells at the Singleton markets.
“We’d come up here at weekends and see all these stories in the paper about the terrible fighting in the council and I just thought this beautiful area deserved much better than that,” she said.
“I love this place, the calibre of the people and the place itself, but I’ve become disillusioned by the standard of things the councillors have been getting up to.
“They have lost sight of what they have and the fact they should be serving the community.”
Mrs Metlikovec said, that if elected, she would bring “new eyes, excitement and passion” to the council.
“It’s been a dream of mine to join the CWA (Country Womens Association) and I did that in March, people here are salt of the earth and it would be an honour to serve them.'