Greater Shepparton City Cr Jenny Houlihan is expected to be elected mayor at today's statutory council meeting.By Darren Linton
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.
Mooroopna's Rod Neil has taken five wickets off five balls to claim a triple hat-trick against Pine Lodge in Cricket Shepparton's E-grade.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
District riders brougt home a gold and bronze in the Victorian Junior Track Championships.
Rochester retailers are hoping to turn around what has been a slow start to the festive season this year.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Less than a week after celebrating a $500 000 boost to one of our region’s premier tourist attractions, those behind it have been left to clean up some mindless vandalism.
Finley’s Jonothan Oliver is bowling his way to cricket fame after being selected into the NSW Combined High Schools cricket side.
Heathcote Health officially opened its new office and launched its new service plan on Friday.
Bid Richardson will leave Cobram's Eilleen Taylor Kindergarten next week after 13 years of service.
An 89-run victory has extended the Cannons leads on the DDCA ladder, while second-placed side Hay pumped Juniors.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
Two former employees at Yooralla's Benalla supported-employment centre have been accused of serious sexual misconduct.
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