Council strips CEO of power to hire and fire

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY’S new shire council has moved to strip CEO Stan Scott (right) of his power to hire and fire senior staff without council approval.

It set Mr Scott directly at odds with new Shire President Bill Manning who proposed after last October’s elections that the council should be involved in decisions about appointments to the shire’s highest-paid jobs.

Mr Scott is due to finish in July after failing last year to secure a longer contract following a former council decision last year not to renew his contract at all.

The resignation of former Cr Craig Brook prompted an acrimonious backflip involving three councillors who did not re-contest the October election, thus costing Mr Scott majority support on the new council.

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