Gaffney back in top job
INDIGO Shire council welcomed a new, but familiar, face as mayor on Tuesday night after a draw from a hat.
Cr Bernard Gaffney was elected mayor at the council’s statutory meeting, following the draw after Cr Gaffney and Cr Larry Goldsworthy each secured three votes.
Former mayor Jenny O’Connor is on leave for a month to contest a seat in the Victorian state election on November 24 and accordingly, did not take part in Tuesday night’s meeting.
Cr Gaffney received three votes from himself, Cr Barb Murdoch and Cr Sophie Price.
The draw was a result of Cr Goldsworthy receiving three votes from himself, Cr James Trenery and Cr Di Shepheard.
Cr Barbara Murdoch was elected deputy mayor unopposed.
Cr Gaffney and Cr Murdoch’s serving terms have been set at one year.
Cr Gaffney has been mayor on three previous occasions, and Cr Murdoch on one previous occasion.
NEW MAYOR: Indigo Shire’s Bernard Gaffney will once again be the shire’s mayor.