Mayor McAnally back atthe helm

Councillor Bill McAnally will once again lead Narromine Shire Council after being elected mayor, unopposed, at last night’s council meeting.

Also elected unopposed to the role of deputy mayor was Cr Sue McCutcheon.

Cr McAnally, who was also mayor of the previous council, captured 25 per cent of the vote (930) to be first past the post in the recent local government elections.

After the meeting the mayor said he was thrilled to be the face of the shire again.

“I stood for re-election because I am very passionate about our wonderful shire, as is everyone else that has been elected on council,” Cr McAnally said.

“I feel proud and honoured to be re-elected as Mayor of Narromine Shire Council and I hope that the years ahead are successful and prosperous for our shire.”

According to Cr McAnally the past 12 months have seen a lot of projects starting in the Narromine Shire and to be able to continue to be part of this area’s future is very humbling.

“The asset management strategy, internal audit committee, Tomingley Gold Project, IGA development and modernization of our irrigation schemes are all important for our shire,” Cr McAnally said.

“It is very important in the next four years to bring all these projects to fulfillment, including the levee bank that will allow us to readjust our building heights, and I just hope that as a council we can fulfil the faith that the community has put in us when we were voted onto council.

“I must also take this opportunity to thank the community for the great percentage of them that did vote - it shows that they are concerned about what happens in their shire. 

“If anyone has any concerns don’t hesitate to contact me or one of my fellow councillors,” Cr McAnally said.

Councillor McAnally was named mayor at last night's council meeting.

Councillor McAnally was named mayor at last night's council meeting.