Up­ston steps up

Benalla Ensign - - Real Estate -

Coun­cil­lor Scott Up­ston will take on the role of Act­ing Mayor of Be­nalla Ru­ral City Coun­cil while Mayor Don Firth is on leave.

Cr Up­ston will take on the role from Septem­ber 29 to Oc­to­ber 16 in ac­cor­dance with the Lo­cal Govern­ment Act 1989.

The Act states that if there is a va­cancy in the of­fice of mayor, or if the Mayor is ab­sent, the coun­cil must ap­point a coun­cil­lor to take on his du­ties.

The act­ing mayor may per­form any func­tion or ex­er­cise any power con­ferred on the mayor.

Cr Up­ston was nom­i­nated in his ab­sence at a Be­nalla Ru­ral City Coun­cil meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, by Coun­cil­lor Peter Davis.

Coun­cil­lors voted unan­i­mously to carry the proposal.

Top job for two weeks: Coun­cil­lor Scott Up­ston.

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