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This was the Council Meeting. The following is how I understood the meeting & all mistakes are mine.   Absent: Clr Leary.

Note: MC = Marrickville Council.

The Councillors & Wards are as follows – LABOR:  Iskandar/Central, Haylen/North, Tsardoulias/West, Woods/South. GREENS:  Phillips/Central, Ellsmore/North, Brooks/West, Leary/South.  LIBERALS: Gardener/North, Tyler/West. INDEPENDENT:  Macri/Central, Hanna/South.

We got to Council early expecting a full-to-bursting Gallery on the night the new Mayor is elected as it was in the last 3-years.  Instead, there were plenty of empty seats, as only 21 people came to watch.

Mayor Macri gave a farewell thank you speech, as did outgoing Deputy Mayor Tsardoulias.  Then the GM acting as Returning Officer started the proceedings.

Cls Haylen & Ellsmore were nominated for position of Mayor.  The vote for Clr Haylen was the Labor Party, the Liberal Party & Independent Clr Macri.  The vote for Clr Ellsmore was the Greens & Independent Clr Hanna.  Clr Haylen was elected as the new Mayor for Marrickville.

Clrs Ellsmore, Brooks & Tyler were nominated for position of Deputy Mayor.  Clr Brooks withdrew.  Clr Tyler was elected as the new Deputy Mayor by the Labor Party, the Liberal Party & Independent Clr Macri.

Mayor Haylen gave a speech as incoming Mayor & then voting for committee positions commenced.  Every other vote thereafter was the Labor Party, the Liberal Party & Independent Clr Macri voting together (7 votes).  The Greens & Independent Clr Hanna voted together (4 votes).   The Greens were unsuccessful in gaining a committee position.

Congratulations to Mayor Haylen & Deputy Mayor Tyler.  Here ends the Report for this week.



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