Busy and re­ward­ing times for mayor

Mansfield Courier - - News -

AT the Jan­uary meet­ing of Mans­field Shire Coun­cil, Mayor Marg At­t­ley pre­sented her monthly re­port to fel­low coun­cil­lors.

In De­cem­ber 2019, I com­menced my first Cafe Con­ver­sions at Cafe 41.

It is a re­laxed way to meet with our res­i­dents/vis­i­tors and lis­ten to what they have to say.

The Jan­uary ses­sion was held at The Pro­duce Store.

Fe­bru­ary ses­sions will be held on 6th and 20th - venues to be con­firmed.

I look for­ward to see­ing you and dis­cussing top­ics of in­ter­est with you.

Since De­cem­ber 31, our shire has been im­pacted by fires near Mt Buller and Howqua Hills.

Coun­cil staff and emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel met daily to be

up­dated on the fires and work un­der­taken by For­est Fire Man­age­ment and other agen­cies.

A well-at­tended com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion meet­ing was held at the Mans­field Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre on Mon­day, Jan­uary 13 with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DELWP, Vic­to­ria Po­lice, EPA, CFA, Mans­field and Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal, Re­gional Devel­op­ment Vic­to­ria and coun­cil.

This meet­ing dis­cussed:

an over­view of the fire land­scape and the (then) cur­rent emer­gency man­age­ment sit­u­a­tion; clar­i­fi­ca­tion of the warn­ings; the im­por­tance of pre­pared­ness and per­sonal fire plans; and

ex­pla­na­tion of the pro­cesses statewide to feed through busi­ness re­cov­ery, which in­cludes the work and ad­vo­cacy of the shire, Tourism North East (TNE), Re­gional Devel­op­ment Vic­to­ria and the ex­panded role of Re­gional Part­ner­ships.

Ques­tions and com­ments were con­struc­tive and help­ful for fu­ture plan­ning.

Our thanks and ac­knowl­edge­ment to all who have been and will con­tinue to be in­volved.

Our Aus­tralia Day nom­i­nees and win­ners were an­nounced at an af­ter­noon tea on Jan­uary 16.

The Aus­tralia Day Com­mit­tee found it a dif­fi­cult task to se­lect the Mans­field win­ners ow­ing to their amaz­ing work and com­mit­ment to our com­mu­ni­ties of all the nom­i­nees.

I con­grat­u­late the nom­i­nees and win­ners.

It was my plea­sure to at­tend two staff meet­ings in De­cem­ber to ac­knowl­edge and con­grat­u­late staff on their mile­stones of com­mit­ment and ser­vice to Mans­field Shire Coun­cil and its com­mu­ni­ties.

Th­ese award re­cip­i­ents were:

Ten Year Ser­vice Awards went to Ka­rina Ra­jb­handary, Kristine Brether­ton, Belinda Lang­lands, Carolyn Gar­lick, Lau­ren McGinty, Phillip Des­mond and John Peachey;

Fif­teen Year Ser­vice Awards re­cip­i­ents were John Collyer and Anne Ed­wards;

And one 35 Year Ser­vice Award went to Michael Des­mond.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers, young peo­ple, fam­ily and friends, and staff gath­ered to ac­knowl­edge and thank John Collyer for his 15 years work­ing with our youth on the oc­ca­sion of his re­tire­ment.

On be­half of coun­cil I would like to thank John for his ded­i­ca­tion to our young peo­ple over those 15 years.

Cr Marg At­t­ley

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