Questions on Notice over the last couple of meetings have started to raise real concerns in my mind about what support is needed for a Mayor to do their job well and what is excessive. Our Mayor receives a little under $80,000 per annum plus the use of a car, which he has declined. All Councillors are able to ask for and obtain legal advice as required. Additionally we are all supplied with a computer with remote access (when required). We do not get a phone or the cost of internet connection..
- Secretarial support at approx. half time
- Recruitment of this service (5 times in the last 3 years) costing other staff time, advertising costs, training
- CEO's time: this being up to 2 days per week and estimated to be at a cost of $120,000.