Thursday, May 30, 2024

Balonne Shire councillor resigns

Balonne Shire Councillor, Ian Todd, has resigned from the Council citing personal reasons, the organisation announced today.

Councillor Todd joined Balonne Shire Council at the general election in 2016.

In his resignation letter, Councillor Todd said he was honoured to serve the Shire.

“It has been a privilege and an honour to serve the residents and ratepayers of the Balonne Shire for the past six and a half years,” he wrote.

“I thank my fellow councillors and staff of the Balonne Shire Council for their support and effort as we worked together towards realising the full potential of the Balonne Shire.”

Balonne Shire Mayor, Samantha O’Toole issued a statement thanking Councillor Todd for his efforts in the community.

“Councillor Todd has been actively involved in many projects, including the Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Scheme, the St George Pump Station build, the development of the St George Library and establishment of Country Universities Centre Balonne,” said Mayor O’Toole.

“I want to thank Councillor Todd for his time serving the Balonne community and for his contributions during his time as a councillor.”

Balonne Shire Council Chief Executive, Matthew Magin, received Councillor Todd’s resignation letter at last night’s Council meeting. The resignation is effective immediately.

A by-election to fill the vacancy in the office of a councillor in the Balonne Shire will be announced by the Electoral Commission Queensland.

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