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Council services to continue over holiday break

By December 21, 2022News

Orange City Council will continue to provide a range of services to the community during the end-of-year holiday break, however some services will be limited.

Council CEO David Waddell said some Council crews would operate on a skeleton staff to make sure essential teams like water and sewer can respond quickly to emergency call-outs.

“Like all major organisations, Council has faced a challenging year and it’s important Councillors and staff make use of this break to re-charge the batteries,” David Waddell said.

“I’m pleased the first year of this new term of Council has delivered some major successes, and we have a lot of plans for the new year.

“Apart from public holidays, most Council agencies will be open during the holiday break.”

Details of the holiday period operating hours can be found on the Council website .

Tuesday night’s (21 December) Council meeting was the last for the year. The next Council meeting will be in early February 2023.

Under the Local Government Act, Orange City Council CEO has limited delegated powers to make key decisions until Council meets again.

Twelve months since the last local government election in December 2021, Mayor Jason Hamling is making use of the holiday break to take some extended family leave until 1 March 2023.

Deputy Mayor Gerald Power is taking on mayoral duties, including chairing Tuesday night’s meeting.

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