THE Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool Hall will be the venue for the February council meeting this Thursday (February 16). The evening will start with a community forum at 5.45pm, prior to the formal meeting at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This year the council will increase the number of meetings it holds outside New Norfolk. At the first meeting after last year's election, councillors endorsed my proposal that the council hold an extra "country" meeting each year, in order to visit Granton, Molesworth Lachlan, Bushy Park, Westerway and Maydena at least once in every two-year council term. Previously it took three years to complete the cycle.
Ordinary council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month unless noted otherwise. Meetings are generally held at the Court House, Circle St, New Norfolk, at 6.30pm. Special meetings are held as required. All meetings must be advertised in a daily newspaper and the public is invited to attend in most circumstances. Agendas and minutes are available online and at the council office.
This is the roster for the rest of this year:
February 16: Bushy Park, with community forum at 5.45pm
March 15: New Norfolk
April 19: New Norfolk
May 17: Westerway, with community forum at 5.45pm
June 21: New Norfolk
July 19: New Norfolk
August 16: New Norfolk
September 20: New Norfolk
October 18: Granton, with community forum at 5.45pm
November 15: New Norfok
December 20: New Norfolk