Decision on travel costs deferred

Cr Terry Kenyon decided to defer his motion to decrease the mayor�s allowance from $15,000 to $7000 and councillors from $8700 to $2500 until the next meeting.

The motion stated that because the mayor and councillors were now paid an allowance, they should pay for any travel costs out of their sitting fees to reduce the burden on ratepayers through rates rises.

According to the May Council agenda, the conference allocation in the 2014-15 budget was $115,000, of which $16,025 had been spent to date.