Clarence Val­ley Council records re­veal con­trast­ing ex­penses of Green­sill and Lind­say

The Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE - Cait­lan Charles cait­lan.charles@dai­lyex­am­

WITH a spe­cial rate vari­a­tion ap­pli­ca­tion loom­ing in the Clarence Val­ley and spend­ing un­der scru­tiny, council has re­vealed a break­down of the gen­eral man­agers’ ex­penses, re­veal­ing Scott Green­sill spent nearly four times Ash­ley Lind­say in the same time pe­riod.

Fig­ures re­leased by council ahead of the to­day’s com­mit­tee meet­ings de­tail the ex­penses from Septem­ber 2017 to June this year in­clud­ing mo­bile and in­ter­net ex­penses, busi­ness travel and more.

That time frame in­cludes the last six months of Mr Green­sill’s stint as gen­eral man­ager be­fore he departed from council.

With a three-day gap be­tween them, former cor­po­rate direc­tor Mr Lind­say took over the role on March 13 be­fore be­com­ing a per­ma­nent fix­ture in July of this year.

Be­tween Mr Green­sill and Mr Lind­say, they spent just un­der $5000 in the 10-month pe­riod.

Mr Green­sill spent $4425 in his six months and nine days still hold­ing the po­si­tion and Mr Lind­say spent $557 in three months and 17 days.

If you halve Mr Green­sill’s spend­ing over his six month pe­riod to com­pare to the current gen­eral man­ager, it is still nearly four times Mr Lind­say’s ex­penses.

In­cluded in council’s break­down of their costs are mo­bile phone and in­ter­net costs in which Mr Green­sill still spent more than Mr Lind­say’s ex­penses.

Mr Green­sill’s mo­bile phone and in­ter­net costs over three months would be about $610, which is nearly three times that of Mr Lind­say. Mr Green­sill also spent $741 on news­pa­per and dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tions in his six months in­cluded in this re­port, while Mr Lind­say has spent $226.

He also listed $1569 of busi­ness travel over six

months to Mr Lind­say’s $62.

In March of 2016, it was de­cided by council that a re­port of the gen­eral man­ager’s ex­penses would be de­tailed twice a year.

Ac­cord­ing to the res­o­lu­tion credit cards, fuel cards, travel vouch­ers and

other pur­chas­ing cards, petty cash and busi­ness re­lated travel are in­cluded in the ex­penses re­port.

The gen­eral man­agers’ ex­penses be­tween Septem­ber 2016 and June 2017 will come be­fore the Cor­po­rate, Works and Gov­er­nance meet­ing to­day be­fore the full council meet­ing next week.

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❝ Green­sill spent $4425 in his six months and nine days...

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