Another acting chief for the council

Acting general manager Richard Blackwell, right, at the localRemembrance Day service this morning with Local GovermentMinister Mark Shelton, left, and acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove. THERE has been another changing of the guard in the Derwent Valley Council administration, with a new acting general manager taking charge this week. Senior council

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Police to address council meeting tomorrow

THE monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held at 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the courthouse in Circle St, New Norfolk. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda documents are available online and in hardcopy from the council chambers. Police will once again be in

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Pearce back in the hotseat

Frank Pearce FORMER councillor Frank Pearce has been returned to the Derwent Valley Council to fill the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Rachel Power. “Following the resignation of Councillor Rachel Power on 1 October 2019, a recount was completed today to fill a vacancy on the Derwent Valley

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Resignation valid despite irregular route

Margaret Johns at last month’s council meeting. THE resignation of former Derwent Valley councillor Rachel Power has been deemed valid despite being sent to the mayor instead of the general manager. Mrs Power told ABC Radio on Wednesday that she had sent her resignation letter to mayor Ben Shaw. The

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Mayor ‘gutted’ by councillor’s resignation

Rachel Power announcing her resignation as a councilloron ABC Radio yesterday morning. RECEIVING Rachel Power’s resignation from the Derwent Valley Council left him feeling “gutted”, mayor Ben Shaw said during a radio interview yesterday. Speaking to Leon Compton on the Mornings program on ABC Radio, Cr Shaw said it had

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Second councillor stands down

Anne Salt, left, and Rachel Power at acouncil meeting earlier this year. BUSINESSWOMAN Rachel Power has announced her intention to resign from the Derwent Valley Council, becoming the second local councillor to stand down this year. Speaking on ABC Radio this morning, Mrs Power said she had written to mayor

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Council calls for community grant applications

THE Derwent Valley Council has opened the latest round of its community grants program. Not-for-profit sporting, cultural and community groups within the Derwent Valley Municipal area are invited to apply for assistance in cash or in-kind under this program. The council says it will give preference to projects and proposals

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Councillor’s fears for community connectedness

Cr Julie Triffett. A COUNCILLOR has expressed grave concern for the Derwent Valley community following fallout from the poisoning of birds at a New Norfolk playground. Cr Julie Triffett told Thursday night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting that she feared whether or not the local community would still rally together in

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Thin blue line at council meetings

Police cars at the Bushy Park Pool earlier tonight. THE cost of police presence at council meetings was questioned by members of the public attending tonight’s community forum and Derwent Valley Council meeting in the hall at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool. Two uniformed police officers sat through

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Mayor pens open letter on bridge issue

Today’s front page of the Mercury newspaper,reporting that three mayors were questioningwhether a new Bridgewater Bridge was valuefor money. IN response to an article in the Mercury today, Derwent Valley mayor Ben Shaw has written an open letter urging the State Government to hold to its promises on the proposed

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Mayor appoints acting general manager

THE Derwent Valley Council has its second acting chief executive in as many months, with a Hobart City Council officer yesterday appointed to stand in as general manager. Council communications officer Daniel Cheetham said mayor Ben Shaw had appointed Margaret Johns to serve as acting general manager while Greg Winton

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‘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

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