BREAKING NEWS: Mayoral boilover in district council – EXCLUSIVE

UNDER SIEGE: Grant District Council has passed a motion of no confidence in Mayor Richard Sage.

IN AN extraordinary political development, Grant District Council has moved a motion of no confidence in mayor Richard Sage the day before entering caretaker mode.

The decision was made at the fortnightly meeting of the council, which was held in Tarpeena tonight and stems from claims the relationship between the mayor and new chief executive officer David Singe was dysfunctional.

Nominations close tomorrow for the Local Government elections, including for the position of Grant District mayor, with current councillor Alan Hill previously announcing he would stand for the role.

Tonight’s motion stemmed from questions asked by Cr Hill and follow debates in the chamber between the outspoken councillor and mayor.

The motion was put forward by Councillor Shirley Little.

Gillian Clayfield left the chamber and refused to vote on the motion, which was carried by the majority of councillors.

Full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Border Watch.


COUNCILLOR: Shirley Little.



Absolutely disgraceful. Richard Sage is a fantastic Mayor who has delivered for the people of the District. Clearly there are people out there who want to put their own desires to lead the council ahead of what is right for the community shame on them.

Perhaps Shirley should retire and Alan should crawl back under his log and stop grandstanding. Richard has done a fantastic job and continues to do so. Perhaps this is just jealousy

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