Deputy Mayor re-ap­point­ment

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

Cr Whitechurch be­came the in­au­gu­ral deputy mayor of Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil upon coun­cil’s first meet­ing of the elected coun­cil in Septem­ber 2017 following amal­ga­ma­tion of Corowa and Urana Shires in May 2017.

The 48-year-old su­per­vi­sor at Fo­cus En­gi­neer­ing Corowa told fel­low coun­cil­lors he ap­pre­ci­ated their sup­port.

“My first year on coun­cil has been a steep learn­ing curve but I be­lieve I’ve car­ried out my du­ties as I put for­ward when I de­cided to stand for coun­cil – that is, I’ve put ratepay­ers first,” he said.

All nine coun­cilors of Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil voted, last Septem­ber, for the deputy mayor to be a one-year ap­point­ment.

Un­der the Lo­cal Govern­ment Act, the ap­point­ment of Mayor was for a two-year-term and the ap­point­ment of Deputy Mayor a oneyear term.

Cr Gail Law also sought the po­si­tion of Deputy Mayor. Vot­ing was by se­cret bal­lot.

Cr Shaun Whitechurch was re-ap­pointed as deputy mayor of Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil at yes­ter­day’s monthly meet­ing, for the next 12 months.

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