Sage retains role

NARROWLY RETURNED: Grant district incumbent mayor Richard Sage will retain his civic position despite the vote going down to the wire during an election showdown with Yahl identity and former councillor Alan Hill. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

INCUMBENT mayor Richard Sage has narrowly survived a major challenge to take victory in the Grant District Council Local Government elections.

Mr Sage – who will now serve his third term as mayor – defeated a challenge from councillor Alan Hill by just 115 votes.

More than 2300 formal votes was counted in the voluntary community plebiscite.

The distribution of preferences were also finalised for


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