A resolution to vote on several motions in one block was met with resistance from Councillor Peter Epov.
Of the 18 matters put forward for debate at MidCoast Council's monthly ordinary meeting, held in Forster on February 5, five came up for discussion.
With deputy mayor Claire Pontin in the chair, councillors Len Roberts, Troy Fowler, Jan McWilliams, Kathryn Bell, David Keegan, Karen Hutchinson and Katheryn Smith agreed to the resolution.
Mayor, David West and Cr Brad Christensen were absent.
"The items have been printed in the agenda," Cr Pointin said.