Council News from October 2020 Meeting
Published on 24 October 2020
COVID-19 restrictions have changed the way Council can run its monthly meeting.
Members of the public were not able to attend the meeting in person but the meeting was recorded and available for viewing on Council’s website https://bit.ly/35uKFxX
Council will continue to hold the monthly meetings at Holbrook Library Complex while COVID restrictions are enforced. Residents can bring forward issues to the council by providing a written statement, which is distributed to councillors and read out prior to the commencement of the meeting. Statements should be provided by 5pm on the day preceding the meeting.
Business dealt with at the meeting included:
Council received a presentation from Council’s external auditor regarding the financial statements to 30 June 2020. Council was the 11th General Purpose Council to submit the financial statements to the Office of Local Government.
Council approved a change of use for a property on Yankee Crossing Rd, Henty from a bulk grain storage to metal fabrication business, subject to conditions.
Council resolved to apply for funding via the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience grant which will include a small community grants program, commercial catering equipment for the proposed Holbrook Sporting Complex Amenities Building, lining the ceiling of Lankeys Creek Hall, four satellite phones and provision towards PA system at the Jingellic Pavilion and flood lighting at the Jingellic Hub.
Council also received several reports regarding the closure of unused roads across the shire and took steps to renew unused road leases.
Council resolved to accept a submission from Essential Energy to upgrade 863 streetlights across the shire to LED lighting, which will provide brighter lighting in streets and a significant energy saving going forward.
Received as a matter of urgency, Council agreed to forward correspondence to management of The Daily Advertiser asking that newspaper organisation to consider making that publication available at the same time of day as that of The Border Mail.
Council received an update report of Council’s response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on operations.
Meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing at any time on Council’s website.
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Cr Heather Wilton Mayor