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Council meeting cancelled and rescheduled

Council meeting cancelled and rescheduled

The Chief Executive Officer of Strathbogie Shire Council has cancelled and rescheduled the Council meeting planned for Tuesday, June 30 to allow Councillors more time to carefully consider community feedback on the 2020/21 Draft Budget.

Chief Executive Officer Julie Salomon said the power to do this was provided under clause 20 of the Strathbogie Shire Council Meetings Procedures Local Law No 1.

“Councillors have asked for more time to carefully consider the feedback provided by the community during the public engagement process,” Ms Salomon said.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Councillor Amanda McClaren assured the community it was not an easy decision and said more time was needed to act on the community’s clear messages.

“We have heard that our community needs support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” Cr McClaren said.

“Council is also acting on their calls to prioritise essential capital works and look at ways to redirect funding into community revitalisation.

“We know they also want us to be financially responsible.”

She said the community had asked Council to be open and transparent and this is what Councillors were doing today.

“We’re being honest about the need for more time to deliver on our community’s feedback,” she said.

“The meeting will still be within the Local Government legislative requirements as the State Government granted an extension until 31 August 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19.”

The meeting to consider the Draft Budget will now be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 5pm in the Conference Centre, 109A Binney Street, Euroa and livestreamed through Council’s website at www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au.

See the Engagement Report, which provides a summary of the feedback, here.

 

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