Stuart Cahill, Burringbar
Long may some say, ‘God bless Julia and Justine, for very few will now bless the socialist gang of four in Tweed Shire Council’.
Ratepayers, research your council’s ‘little read book’ – ie Council Minutes – on the adopted and rejected Code of Conduct clauses as voted.
Why did Longland force a rescission motion on the Code of Conduct, citing the excuse Milne and Bagnall were ‘asleep’. Then his concern appeared to focus on the item relating to drugs and alcohol.
Which generates a question: with Barry instigating the rescission motion, ‘Were Councillors Milne, Bagnall and Armstrong complicit in these reasons, actions and concerns of overturning a Code of Conduct that would implement mandatory drug and alcohol testing?’
What say I join all councillors early this week for drug tests? I’m willing.
And, to Department of Local Government: if you had got off your butts six weeks ago when you were warned of impending disquiet in Council, this need not have happened to David Keenan and his family.
I for one am disgusted with these four councillors and I had previously thought Councillor Armstrong might have injected some honour into his position on Council, but obviously not.
Editor’s note: As reported in Echonetdaily yesterday, the vote for the Code of Conduct revision was 6-1 with only Cr Byrne against.