Yarrawonga Chronicle

Mayor and deputy continue

- BY ROBERT MUIR

Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke and deputy mayor Shaun Whitechurc­h will continue in their roles until at least December 4 – the Covid-19 related changed date of council’s election.

The mayor was re-elected unopposed at yesterday’s monthly meeting of council.

Councillor Whitechurc­h defeated Councillor Gail Law for the deputy mayor’s position via a secret ballot.

NSW council elections were to be held this month, on September 4 but due to the coronaviru­s pandemic were postponed to December 4.

Mayoral elections were to be held in September for mayors elected in September 2018 when their two-year terms expired.

Mayor Bourke and deputy mayor Whitechurc­h will therefore serve in their roles until December 4. “There is an unavoidabl­e period between the 4th December and until council first plans to meet on 23rd December where council will not have a mayor or deputy mayor,” council’s General Manager Adrian Butler said.

Council also decided last week should there be any engagement­s normally involving the mayor or deputy in the mayor’s absence, the general manager or their delegate would be considered to undertake those engagement­s.

 ?? ?? Re-elected until December, Federation Council Deputy Mayor Shaun Whitechurc­h and Mayor Pat Bourke.
Re-elected until December, Federation Council Deputy Mayor Shaun Whitechurc­h and Mayor Pat Bourke.

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