The ramifications from the sudden resignation of Peter Besseling from the mayor’s role continue.
At its most recent meeting, councillors elected Cr Justin Levido to fill a casual vacancy on the general manager’s performance review panel.
His appointment will continue a mayor is elected at the July 29 by-election.
Office of local government guidelines recommend that the panel comprise the mayor, the deputy mayor, a councillor nominated by council and a councillor nominated by the general manager.
The guidelines further provide that the whole process of performance management be delegated to the general manager’s performance review panel including the conduct of performance reviews, reporting the findings and recommendations of those reviews to council and the development of the performance agreement.
Along with Cr Levido, the remaining members of the panel are, deputy mayor Lisa Intemann, Crs Lee Dixon and Geoff Hawkins.
The meeting noted that the immediate task for the general manager’s performance review panel is to finalise the general manager’s performance plan for 2017-2018.