Dys­func­tion over man­ual

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THERE was heated de­bate at last week’s Bel­mont Coun­cil meeting over their pol­icy man­ual.

Coun­cil­lors went back and forth over pol­icy BEXB40, re­gard­ing attendance by dig­ni­taries at var­i­ous civic func­tions.

After coun­cil dis­cus­sion on Au­gust 8, the sched­ule was amended to in­vite the Mem­ber for Bel­mont to vol­un­teer recog­ni­tion events and the Pi­o­neers Func­tion.

Cr Wolff moved an al­ter­na­tive mo­tion to re­move this in­vi­ta­tion, with a tus­sle en­su­ing over when the mo­tion was re­ceived.

Cr Gard­ner said it seemed odd to go to the ef­fort of re­mov­ing the Mem­ber from the man­ual.

Cr Hitt said un­sung he­roes needed more recog­ni­tion, while Cr Ryan said no dig­ni­taries were needed at such events.

Four voted for the al­ter­na­tive mo­tion and five against, with the mo­tion lost and Mem­ber for Bel­mont’s in­vi­ta­tion stand­ing.

A sim­i­lar de­bate fol­lowed on the Pi­o­neers Func­tion, with queries about sur­vey­ing the Pi­o­neers on the mat­ter.

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