Benalla Rural City Council tries to rescind resolution by previous council to advertise the CEO position.LIBBY PRICE July 23, 2014 3:30am
Benalla Rural City Council is seeking legal advice on whether it can rescind a resolution made two years ago by the previous council to advertise the position of chief executive officer when the current contract ends in December.
Chief executive officer Tony McIlroy signed the contract in late 2011 which included a clause that the position be advertised at the expiry of the contract. It is understood that at the last council meeting, in confidential business, all but one councillor agreed that Mr McIlroy be given a further two-year contract to provide continuity of management during the election of a new council and into the next term.
A former councillor who wishes to remain anonymous said the controversial decision set an ugly precedent.
‘‘Does this mean a new council can just rescind any previous resolutions agreed to by a previous council? And should ratepayers’ money be spent on seeking legal advice?’’
In 2011 council was presented with a petition of more than 500 signatures requesting that Mr McIlroy not be reappointed without extensive advertising and that a ‘bona fide’ attempt be made to find the best person to perform the functions of chief executive.
However councillors now feel to do so could be considered to be showing a lack of confidence in Mr McIlroy.●
Police are treating a fire that damaged an abandoned house near Tatura on Thursday night as suspicious.
The Tungamah Football Netball Club has completed a fairytale season to clinch the Picola and District Football Netball League South East Premiership with an emphatic 106 point win over the Katamatite Tigers at Tungamah.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Moama Bowling Club's Michael Walker has been chosen for the 2014 Australian Premier League team.
David and Katrina Christie’s Nanneella dairy farm is now home to one of the biggest sheds in the district, a 160m by 37m monster.
Don’t write Ky off yet, says coach ahead of preliminary final
Seymour event packs out St Mary's College on Saturday night.
Star Tocumwal defender took her club's A grade best and fairest award last weekend, adding to her 2014 PDNL medal.
Mia Mia Cricket Club is about to field its first cricket team since 2001
Cobram Mens Shed chips away at the issue of mental health but calls for more space.
Breakout seasons from Deni Rovers Jamie Thorpe and Nick Hay have seen the pair rewarded with respective best and fairest titles.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
More than 320 000 foxes and 1500 wild dogs had been eradicated under the bounty scheme in the past three years.
- Motorcycle ride raises money for cancer charity
- Leukaemia patients come together to support Light the Night Benalla
- Permit sought for a clay target shooting range at a disused quarry at Baddaginnie
- Acclaimed pastry chef returns to Benalla
- Benalla resident on journey to help others with mental illness
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.