Councillors fill committee positions after Peter Epov's decision to resign

COUNCILLOR Peter Epov does not represent Greater Taree City Council on any panels, boards or committees following his decision to resign from all of his councillor committee and panel positions.

The June 18 meeting of council required the remaining eight councillors to decide who would take on the commitment of working on the vacated positions on the Event Sponsorship Committee, the General Manager's Performance Review Panel, Greater Taree Community Safety Steering Committee and Manning Estuary and Catchment Advisory Committee and Manning Valley Tourism Advisory Committee.

Cr Epov attended the meeting which saw Cr Trent Jennison and Cr David West appointed to the event sponsorship committee; Cr Kathryn Bell appointed to the General Manager's Performance Review Panel; Cr David West appointed to the Greater Taree Community Safety Steering Committee; Cr Robyn Jenkins appointed to the Manning Estuary and Catchment Advisory Committee and Cr David West appointed as chair of that committee; and finally Cr Kathryn Bell was appointed as chair of the Manning Valley Tourism Advisory Committee with Cr Alan Tickle also appointed and Cr Trent Jennison being the alternate.

The new appointments reveal who sits on which committee:

* mayor Paul Hogan works on 10;

* Cr David West works on nine and is listed as an alternate on one;

* Cr Alan Tickle works on seven;

* Cr Kathryn Bell works on five and is listed as an alternate on two;

* Cr Trent Jennison works on five and is listed as an alternate on one;

* Cr Robyn Jenkins works on five and is listed as an alternate on one;

* Cr David Keegan works on four and is listed as an alternate on one, and

* Cr Brad Christensen works on four.

The specific councillor representative roles are as follows:

Annual Donations Assessment Panel: Cr Kathryn Bell, Cr Trent Jennison and Cr Brad Christensen

Australia Day Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr Trent Jennison

Community Safety Steering Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr David West

Economic Development Partnership Board: Cr Alan Tickle and Cr David West. Alternate Cr David Keegan

Event Sponsorship Funding Panel: Cr Brad Christensen, Cr Trent Jennison and Cr David West

Finance and Investment Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan, Cr David Keegan and Cr Alan Tickle. Alternate - Cr Robyn Jenkins

General Manager's Performance Review Panel: Mayor Paul Hogan, Cr Kathryn Bell, Cr Alan Tickle and Cr David West

Greater Taree Access Advisory Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr Robyn Jenkins. Alternate Cr Kathryn Bell

Greater Taree Sport and Recreation Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan, Cr Brad Christensen and Cr Alan Tickle. Alternate - Cr Kathryn Bell

Greater Taree Strategic Heritage Advisory Committee: Cr Kathryn Bell and Cr Robyn Jenkins

Internal Audit Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan, Cr Robyn Jenkins and Cr David Keegan

Joint Regional Planning Panel: Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr Alan Tickle. Alternate - Cr David West

Local Traffic Committee: Cr Trent Jennison

Manning Estuary and Catchment Advisory Committee: Cr Robyn Jenkins, Cr David Keegan and Cr David West (Chair)

Manning Social Development Committee: Cr David Keegan and Cr Brad Christensen

Manning Valley Liquor Consultative Committee: Cr Trent Jennison

Manning Valley Tourism Advisory Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan, Cr Kathryn Bell and Cr Alan Tickle. Alternate - Cr Trent Jennison

Manning Wetlands Steering Committee: Cr David West

Mid North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee: Cr David West

MidCoast County Council: Cr Alan Tickle and Cr David West

Pacific Blue Metal Quarry at Possum Brush: Cr David West

Public Libraries North East Zone Committee: Cr Robyn Jenkins

Rural Fire District Liaison Committee: Mayor Paul Hogan and Cr Kathryn Bell

The Manning River Times contacted Cr Epov for comment and he had not responded at the time of going to press.

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