July 2017 – President Peter Clee

Purpose of Report

To Inform Council and community of the Presidents activities and to provide the community at large with information that the president sees as important and noteworthy.

What’s been happening……

This August meeting is the final meeting for the current council. I wish to thank Councillors Brad Irvine, Kurt Noble, Shenagh Gamble, Alex Richmond and Tom Dyer for their valuable contributions to the smooth running of council. As a councillor, they contribute their own time to the benefit of this community. The small allowance paid to councillors undervalues their actual contributions. Thanks and good luck to those who have renominated for the next 4 years.

The Electoral Roll has already closed and there are 8 nominations for the 5 councillor positions. I think that the high quality of all of the candidates reflects well on this community as a whole and I wish all those who are running the very best of luck.

It is also very pleasing to see the significant number of candidates for the Belyuen Local Government election, which will be held on the same date as our election.

Council is in caretaker mode which generally means council will not introduce any major changes to the running of the council during this caretaker period

Early Voting is now open and the formal elections will be held on Saturday 26th August. Results will be declared on Monday 4th September 2017 and the new council will meet for the first time on Monday 18th September 2017.

The senior’s day outing was a great success with nearly 40 participants. All participants indicated that they will look forward to next years event.

Where have I been ….

18th July                                Ordinary Council Meeting

25th July                                Weekly Meeting with CEO

1st August                            Weekly Meeting with CEO

8th August                           Accompany Senior’s on their day out.

9th August                           Meeting with Department of Health

10th August                         Meeting with Mandorah Ferry Committee and NTG

15th August                         Weekly Meeting with CEO

15th August                         Ordinary Council meeting

Upcoming Meetings and Events

 Wagait Shire Council – Ordinary Meeting 15th August 2017 (Caretaker Council)

Council Election Day – Saturday 26th August 2017

Declaration of Election Results – Monday 4th September 2017

ABC Radio – Grass Roots – Wednesday 6th September

First Council Meeting (New Council) – Monday 18th September 2017

Wagait Shire Emergency Recovery Committee – 20th September 2017