Nine contest six council seats

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY will gain at least four new faces on its nine-member shire council when a postal ballot for six vacancies closes at 6pm on Saturday October 19.

Three councillors have decided not to stand for re-election, leaving nine other candidates contesting six vacancies.

All Toodyay voters will for the first time be allowed to vote for all candidates regardless of where they live or own land.

The three councillors not standing again were among the six who voted for this year’s 2.5 per cent rates rise and supported a secret council backflip to re-employ shire CEO Stan Scott for another year with a 2.5 per cent pay rise.

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