Busy bodies

MITCHELL Shire councillors attended over 120 community group and association meetings over the last month.

These meetings are in addition to their attendance at ‘in house’ meetings pertaining to the operation of council.

Each ordinary meeting of council, the councillors table a report of their activities and it makes interesting reading. Each report provides an update on activities and deliberations of groups and associations for which councillors are an appointed delegate, along with events where they may have been invited to attend in their capacity as a ward councillor.
The report makes interesting reading and highlights the level of community involvement that is required of a councillor.

Attended events include the Harley Hammond Reserve Committee of Management annual general meeting, the final rail trail steering committee feasibility study at Wallan, Citizenship Ceremonies, the senior citizens concert, Kilmore Historical Society, Honbetsu Sister City Committee Meeting, Kilmore and District Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association, Broadford Amateur Theatre Society (BATS) performance and the Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Conference.

A complete list of events attended by councillors is updated each month on the Mitchell Shire Council website.

This year’s new committee and organisation delegates were appointed at the special meeting on November 8.