Wrap of January 12 Meeting

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Major changes for Council

Mayor Tom Kennedy tabled two minutes covering issues ranging from machinery matters through to major projects and Council’s strategic direction. Both Mayoral Minutes were passed. The Mayoral Minutes in their entirety can be found in the ‘supporting documents’ panel on this page.

REPORTS

Hickey Elected Deputy Mayor

Councillor Jim Hickey was elected to the position of Deputy Mayor. Mr Hickey will hold the position until at least September 2022.

By-Election if required

In the event that any Councillor is unable to fulfil their current term, their replacement will be elected through a by-election, rather than a countback of votes from the previous election.

Delegations on hold

Councillors opted to defer voting on delegation of functions to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and General Manager to allow a workshop to be held to discuss the matter in more detail.

No change in pay

Councillors voted for no increase to the amount of fees received by each Councillor and the Mayor.

Delegate appointment deferred

The appointment of delegates to 355 Committees was deferred to the February meeting.

Report on Councillor Support

A report providing more detail on the Councillor Support Policy will be tabled at the February meeting.

Representatives chosen

Councillors Chandler and Boland will represent Broken Hill at the LGNSW Special Conference in Sydney. At the conference, Council will request that Local Government NSW lobbies the Minister for Transport and Transport NSW to re-introduce reduced speed zones around all NSW childcare centres and long day-care centres to ensure the safety of families and young children attending the centres.

Power report requested

Councillors requested that a report on the benefits of membership of the Cities Power Partnership be tabled at the next meeting.

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