Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

As flagged in June (from memory) by the Mayor a motion was put at the November meeting of Council to appoint a Mayor.

Lachlan’s approach to this is to make the position of Deputy Mayor open to members or each Ward on a rotation over the remaining term of this Council. That means 6 members (one from each ward) has the opportunity to act as his deputy for a period of 6 months.

The duties of a Deputy mayor are such that I believe this is not a bad approach.

With debate lively Councilor Koumi felt it prudent to move a formal motion that the motion (for deputy mayor) lay on the table. My understanding is that had the original motion been put to the vote and lost it could not be bought back for twelve months so I supported Councilor Koumi. The formal motion was passed.