'Tip Chick' still living in a dump
TIN Can Bay’s “Tip Chick,” Jessica Milne, is still in her tree-house home on site at Gympie Regional Council’s local rubbish dump, but yesterday she admitted she was not looking forward to a cold, wet night.
And, she admitted, she came down last night when no-one was around and “did some tidying up”.
And, despite two phone calls to The Gympie Times alleging that her performance at the dump has been far from uncontroversial, she maintained yesterday that she still had community support.
One said he had experienced threatening behaviour from one of Ms Milne’s supporters and had taken his concerns to the police.
“And what has happened to refrigerant gas from fridges taken to the dump? Is everyone sure it has been properly removed?” he said.
Ms Milne said yesterday she seemed to have received an informal extension to Friday to get her “stuff,” including saleable items and scrap metal, off the site.
“But I haven’t had a letter, so I can’t be sure of that either,” she said.
Ms Milne says council should have given reasons for its decision not to extend her contract on the dump, prior to calling tenders for the operation.
Mayor Ron Dyne told Jessica’s supporters last week that council had accepted a lower tender, saying this was what people normally did when considering tenders.