Coun­cil­lors elect lead­ers

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Coun­cil­lor Mark Rad­ford is likely to swear in as Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil’s new mayor at a statu­tory meet­ing to­mor­row night.

Cr Rad­ford be­came the mayor-elect af­ter win­ning a pre­lim­i­nary and in­for­mal bal­lot on Mon­day night but needs for­mal rat­i­fi­ca­tion at the statu­tory meet­ing.

The Hor­sham coun­cil has, for sev­eral decades se­lected its mayor through the bal­lot process be­fore a cer­e­mo­nial sign-off in open coun­cil.

Cr Pam Clarke will for­mally re­main mayor un­til the statu­tory vote.

Cr Rad­ford, 60, was last mayor in 2014-15 and based on pro­to­col, de­ter­mined by the coun­cil on Mon­day night, was un­avail­able for com­ment un­til af­ter the statu­tory meet­ing.

West Wim­mera Shire Coun­cil will vote in a mayor at a statu­tory meet­ing this morn­ing.

The meet­ing will be in the coun­cil cham­ber at the Kaniva of­fice at 9am.

Hind­marsh res­i­dents will also learn of their mayor for the com­ing year fol­low­ing a meet­ing at Nhill Memo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 6pm.

North­ern Grampians coun­cil­lors will vote on a mayor for the com­ing year at a statu­tory meet­ing on Mon­day night. The meet­ing will be in the coun­cil cham­bers in the Pleas­ant Creek His­tor­i­cal Dis­trict on the West­ern High­way at 6pm.

Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire will also elect its coun­cil leader for the next 12 months at a statu­tory meet­ing at its War­rackn­abeal coun­cil cham­bers on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28, at 9am.

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