Butler returning as Interim General Manager
Former Federation Council Director Infrastructure and Environment Adrian Butler, who quit Federation Council in May this year, will be the council’s Interim General Manager from December 1.
Mr Butler’s temporary appointment was decided at yesterday’s extraordinary meet- ing of Federation Council, after councillors discussed the topic behind closed doors for 80 minutes, and on the motion of councillors Fred Longmire and Andrew Kennedy.
“It wasn’t a unanimous decision,” Mayor Pat Bourke told the Free Press.
“But there was obviously a majority. I wanted to stay out of the discussion for the general manager position for obvious reasons.”
Councillor Bourke and Mr Butler were the mayor and general manager respectively of the Urana Shire Council immediately prior to amalgamation with Corowa Shire Council in May, 2016.
At age 40, Mr Butler was appointed as Commercial Development Manager with Wagga City Council soon after ceasing with Federation Council.
His six month contract with Wagga is understood to cease at the end of this month.
“He is very popular,” Mayor Bourke said. “But I do thank Peter (Gall currently Interim General Manager) for his services. I have been very impressed with him.”
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