Small showing at Cockburn annual general meeting of electors

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A SMATTERING of less than a dozen residents and ratepayers attended the City of Cockburn’s Annual General Meeting of Electors on Tuesday night.

Only two residents chose to address the council during the short, 20 minute meeting.

Ray Woodcock of Spearwood moved for the chief executive to guarantee the City would continue to celebrate Australia Day on January 26 and for the City to remain at it’s Spearwood base and not move to Cockburn Central, both of which the electors supported.

His motion for the City to approach the State Government to ensure all religious organisations paid the same rates as non-religious ratepayers did not receive a seconder and so was not put forward.

South Lake resident Arie Hol queried the state of the City’s surplus funds and what happened to them at the end of each financial year, stating a scheme should be implemented to allocate those funds back into the system.

A City representative said such a scheme had been in place for the past 12 years and that surplus funds were put back into community infrastructure or road infrastructure.