Have your say in recreation survey

THIS weekend is the last chance to take part in an online survey to help the Derwent Valley Council make decisions about recreational facilities in the municipality. The council has engaged Melbourne-based @Leisure Planners to prepare a “Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy” to set the direction it will follow

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Council responsibilities reshuffled

Cr Natasha Woods attending her first councilmeeting in July. She was sworn-in privatelya week earlier. THE Derwent Valley Council has done a reshuffle of its councillor responsibilities following the recent resignation of Anne Salt and the election of Natasha Woods to take her place. Councillors also resolved to review the

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The nine-minute council meeting

Cr Rachel Power, centre, discussing her proposal last night. AN agenda of almost 40 pages, plus nearly 150 pages in attachments, was dealt with in just under nine minutes at last night’s special meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. Held for the sole purpose of determining the council’s position on

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Three council meetings and a community forum

THREE council meetings and a community forum will be held between today and Thursday next week, meaning a busy time for members and staff of the Derwent Valley Council. First up is a special council meeting tonight at 6pm, to deal with the agenda for tomorrow’s general meeting of the

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Mayor’s shock at staff complaint

Councillor Ben Shaw DERWENT Valley mayor Ben Shaw yesterday expressed his shock at learning a number of council staff wanted to see him banned from the municipal offices. In a 750-word statement on Facebook, Cr Shaw said he had found out via the media that “council staff have a problem

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Councillors to interview deputy candidates

COUNCILLORS will dominate the interview panel for candidates seeking to become the Derwent Valley Council’s deputy general manager. Applications opened today and will be accepted until September 29. The information package for the position says shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of general manager Greg Winton, mayor

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“Exciting time” to join the council

THE Derwent Valley Council is seeking a deputy general manager to help fill the shoes of general manager Greg Winton who has said he will retire next year. In a statement dated yesterday but issued today, the council says it is about to start advertising for a deputy general manager

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Local Government office “aware” of council issues

Cr Paul Belcher. A COUNCILLOR’S request for a formal inquiry into social media comments by elected members has been refused by Derwent Valley Council general manager Greg Winton. During councillor question time at the end of last week’s council meeting, Cr Paul Belcher said there were comments online, allegedly from

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Mayor’s Valley Vision apology

Mayor Ben Shaw, centre, with Richard Warner and GovernorKate Warner in a photo shared on his public Facebook pageon two recent occasions.  COUNCILLOR Ben Shaw delivered the following apology from the mayor’s seat at last week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting following publication of private messages about Mr Richard Warner, the

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No news on council meeting just yet

IN the interest of accuracy the New Norfolk News will delay its reporting of last night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting until the audio recording of the meeting is made public. Reporter Damian Bester was unable to attend the meeting and will await the publishing of the official recording of the

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Council to acknowledge first Tasmanians

Former councillor James Graham makingthe first Acknowledgement of Country ata council meeting two years ago. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the traditional owners of the land occupied by the Derwent Valley Council will be made at monthly council meetings following a near-unanimous decision last month. Following repeated requests

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Council staff call in the union

A REPRESENTATIVE of the Ausrtalian Services Union will visit the Derwent Valley Council next  week to discuss health and safety matters. “We have received multiple requests from members at Derwent Valley Council to assist with the election of Health and Safety Representatives in accordance with the Health and Safety Act

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