City mayor given week to pay debt

THE civil dispute between Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee and a local building contractor continued in court last week.

Mr Lee was given seven days to pay $77,000 into a “suitors’ fund” to allow him to settle his properties.

Lawyers for Mr Lee appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday to have a charge order lifted on the George Street units.

The charging order was made on June 1 after builder Roger Doody earlier filed a claim in the court for an outstanding debt of $68,278, which was not paid following the completion of the properties in 2014.

Mr Lee was given 21

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