Greater Shepparton City Cr Jenny Houlihan is expected to be elected mayor at today's statutory council meeting.DARREN LINTON November 9, 2012 4:10am
Jenny Houlihan is the clear favourite to be elected mayor at today’s Greater Shepparton City Council statutory meeting.
As well as electing a mayor and deputy mayor, the first formal meeting of the new council will consider remuneration and set the schedule for ordinary meetings.
A change in time for ordinary meetings is on the cards, with a proposal to push the start time back to 5.30
Later meetings were trialled for several months in early 2010, but reverted to the old 1
If adopted, the new 5.30
Meetings would still be held on the third Tuesday of each month except for January.
It is also proposed from next year the council hits the road for ordinary meetings.
The April 2013 meeting is suggested for Mooroopna and the September meeting for Tatura to facilitate greater involvement from those communities.
Today’s meeting will also set the remuneration for the mayor and councillors, with a total annual cost of $236
A mayoral allowance is proposed of $69
The allowance is in addition to any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by councillors while performing their duties as council members.
Both allowances are at the tip of the range for a category two council.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca faces a big test against Tatura at Victoria Park today.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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