Slow drivers in the wrong lane, a lack of infrastructure at Lochinvar, parking concerns around the court house and hospital and noise from events, were some of the topics covered by residents in submissions to Maitland City Council regarding its budget for the next financial year.
In a city of more than 80,000, only 19 residents lodged submissions - many confusing state and federal government services with those provided by council.
Councillors are expected to rubber stamp the 2019/2020 operational plan including fees and charges at a meeting on Tuesday night.
The operational plan, part of council's Delivery Program 2018-2021, includes a budget of $164.4 million and provides operational actions, operational budget, capital works program, fees and charges, rating structure and revenue policy.
The draft plan was placed on public exhibition from April 11 to May 15, with engagement activities exposing the document to over 13,500 citizens via social media, direct email, media releases, newspaper advertisement, static displays and the Maitland Your Say engagement portal.
In a report, council officers have addressed each of the submissions and have recommended no changes be made to the draft document.
Submissions from residents including concerns about slow drivers using the wrong lane, noise control, hospital staff, schools, utility, housing and food prices were noted. Council officers said in a report that those issues fall within the responsibility of State and Federal governments.
Other submissions called for council to: Warn people of "loud noise" events, upgrade Maitland Park or Walka Water Works to provide more activities for older children, improve parking around the hospital, court house and adjoining streets which impacts residents, improve Raymond Terrace and Government roads intersection at Thornton.
Others raised concerns regarding infrastructure around St Patrick's of Lochinvar and rising rates and cost of living for pensioners.