Shire contract signed after concern over legal risk

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

A SIX-WEEK delay in signing a new contract to manage Toodyay’s recently opened $14 million recreation centre caused a dramatic special council meeting to be called at short notice last month.

It followed last month’s ordinary meeting when three councillors led by Cr Therese Chitty (pictured right with Cr Paula Greenway at  the official opening on November 21) used a short break to sign a formal demand for an immediate special meeting.

Cr Chitty had tried earlier to raise her concerns over the absence of a signed contract as new business “of a very urgent nature that leaves the council at risk”.

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