New­comer on coun­cil

The Advocate (Perth) - - LET'S EAT -

RES­I­DENTS in Chit­ter­ing have elected three can­di­dates to coun­cil in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions, with Peter Os­born and Don­ald Gib­son re­tain­ing their seat.

New­comer Carmel Ross claimed her seat on coun­cil tak­ing out the most votes, with 618.

Coun­cil­lor Gor­don Houston was re-elected Shire Pres­i­dent un­til Oc­to­ber 2019 and Cr Os­born elected to deputy.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Alan Sheri­dan ex­pressed his thanks to all seven can­di­dates and the Chit­ter­ing com­mu­nity their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

He said WAEC re­sults showed par­tic­i­pa­tion was down from 41.65 per cent in 2015 to 34.46 per cent this year in Chit­ter­ing.

“It is ap­pro­pri­ate we ac­knowl­edge for­mer Coun­cil­lor Michelle Ros­souw for her com­mit­ment and sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to coun­cil dur­ing her time as deputy pres­i­dent and coun­cil­lor,” he said.

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