Tuesday, September 17, 2019

'No decisions' at closed meeting

NO decisions were made during yesterday's Special Closed Meeting at the Derwent Valley Council, mayor Ben Shaw said last night. "Essentially we used it for advice," he said in a brief statement.

Seven councillors and a lawyer met behind closed doors for more than an hour, with Cr Julie Triffett absent due to illness. The public is not permitted to attend closed meetings and their purpose can only be disclosed if the council votes to do so.

The council will meet again this Thursday for a community forum and the monthly council meeting.

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Community Forum at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool, Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park, 5.30pm. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019: Council Meeting at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool, Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park, 6pm. Download agenda documents here.

1 comment:

  1. An explanation about closed sessions is attached to the Derwent Valley Council Meeting Question Time form. "The matters dealt with by the Council in closed session are personal matters including complaints against staff, industrial matters, the health or financial position of any person, contracts for the supply of goods & services, the security of property of the Council,proposals for the aqusition or disposal of land, or legal or other professional advice, information provided to the Council on the condition it is kept confidential, and matters relating to actual or possible litigation involving the Council or staff of the Council."

    A meeting to receive advice fits into the reasons for a closed session. So here is the thing if for any reason information is leaked to or shared a situation is created that is a breach in the Code Of Conduct.