THE events that unfolded at Thursday night’s extraordinary meeting might be taken to the NSW Ombudsman.
The extraordinary meeting to vote on the rate rise has been labelled an ironic waste of money by Cr Andrew Guile who on Friday said he would take the process up with the NSW Ombudsman.
Mr Guile said he thought the meeting would have cost council between $6000 and $7000 but was not needed because an agreement had previously been sought with IPART to allow an extension of the rates application deadline.
“I think council deliberately put this up at the 11th hour to force the rate rise through on numbers.
“It’s ironic that we are wasting money by having that meeting to make a decision aimed at raising more money.
“I think someone had gotten wind of my rescission motion, but I didn’t tell them.
“I thought that if it could delay the rate increase for another year then that would be a win for everyone.
“That would give us time to engage with the community about a rate rise.
“To circumvent that by going behind the back of the elected council and lobbying for an extension is an issue I’ll be raising with the Ombudsman.”
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