• Council inundated with budget woes

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    SHIRE PROBLEMS: Concerns about the budget.

    MANSFIELD Shire council’s chamber was packed to capacity last week at a special meeting to hear residents’ personal submissions to the proposed 2019/2020 budget.

    With councillors down to just three on the day, most tables were forsaken to accommodate extra chairs, but that still didn’t manage to seat the crowd.

    From the outset, proceedings got a rousing start, with council receiving a roasting from the crowd, including jibes about the lack of available funds to supply enough chairs, or a microphone for residents, or even enough printed agendas – despite expensive plans for two new directors.

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