Ad­min­is­tra­tor con­grat­u­lated

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s Ad­min­is­tra­tor from May 2016 to Septem­ber 2017, Mike Eden, is to be for­mally con­grat­u­lated on his per­for­mance, as re­solved at the first monthly meet­ing on Septem­ber 26 of the coun­cil’s nine elected coun­cil­lors.

Coun­cil’s Gen­eral Man­ager Chris Gil­lard said Mr Eden had un­der­taken “a very com­plex and sen­si­tive po­si­tion” that has “sup­ported the birth and growth of Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil tire­lessly for the past 16 months”.

“His lead­er­ship of the im­ple­men­ta­tion and merger ac­tiv­i­ties (Urana and Corowa Shires) has con­trib­uted to cre­at­ing a solid foun­da­tion to sup­port the suc­cess of the new coun­cil,” Mr Gil­lard added.

It was a packed cham­ber for coun­cil’s his­tory mak­ing meet­ing, which in­cluded sev­eral per­sons from How­long who were keen to know coun­cil’s next move or de­ci­sion on the pro­posed waste or­ganic facility on the out­skirts of their town, a facility in which Mr Eden sup­ported.

Cr Gail Law said she did not be­lieve there was any­one in the room who could have done a bet­ter job than Mr Eden. “I be­lieve he did a good job and ful­filled his role in an ad­mirable and suc­cess­ful man­ner,” she said.

“He had no pre­vi­ous Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment ex­pe­ri­ence and to step in and do what he did was com­mend­able.”

Coun­cil unan­i­mously re­solved to con­grat­u­late Mr Eden on the mo­tion of Crs Law and Paul Miegel. Mr Eden said he was “very happy” with coun­cil’s unan­i­mous res­o­lu­tion re­gard­ing his per­for­mance.

“I was very keen to en­sure that with the first coun­cil meet­ing, there wasn’t a dis­trac­tion with me be­ing pre­sent - it was all about the new mayor and coun­cil­lors,” he told the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

“My job is fin­ished and I’m pleased the com­mu­nity got it right. I’m pleased Pat Bourke is mayor.

“The coun­cil­lors elected are very pas­sion­ate com­mu­nity mem­bers. I think the coun­cil’s been left in very good fi­nan­cial shape and when the new coun­cil­lors look at what’s been done in the past 16 months I think they will be im­pressed.”

The Ad­min­is­tra­tor sub­mit­ted an End of Term Re­port to Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil which was at­tached to the agenda for coun­cil’s Septem­ber meet­ing.

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