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Weyrich full steam ahead

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January 13, 2018

MURRAY River Councillor Tom Weyrich (pictured) will hold a second public meeting in Mathoura next month despite a warning from the mayor to uphold the standards of councillor behaviour.

The meeting will be held in early February.

And Cr Weyrich wants some answers.

‘‘I want to ask the mayor (Chris Bilkey), if he comes, what was it that I said at the last meeting that was incorrect,’’ Cr Weyrich said.

‘‘After his comments to the Riv I have asked several people who were there and no one told lies.

‘‘The community of Mathoura are furious as to how they have been treated since the amalgamation and they want something done.

‘‘I am holding this meeting as Thomas Weyrich the community member not Thomas Weyrich the councillor.’’

Cr Weyrich held a public meeting in November where the Mathoura community called for something to change.

‘‘They are sick of being treated this way and I will continue to fight for my community,’’ he said.

Cr Bilkey told the Riv last month Cr Weyrich was ‘‘fully aware’’ of the correct process to act on information that is received at these type of meetings.

‘‘As a minimum it requires a notice of motion for inclusion on the council agenda to debate any issues that may have arisen from the meeting that require action,’’ Cr Bilkey said.

‘‘Cr Weyrich did not seek council’s permission or endorsement for either meeting.

‘‘This doesn’t mean that a meeting is inappropriate — what Cr Weyrich says and does at the meeting determines that.’’

Cr Weyrich encourages the Mathoura community to come to the meeting to have their say.

The date of the meeting is yet to be determined but will be published in the Riv when set.

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