Date set for Valley by-election

By JURIS GRANEY

A DATE has been set for the Clarence Valley Council by-election to fill the void left after the death of councillor Joy Mathews.

The by-election will be held on September 1.

Cr Mathews passed away on June 1 following a long battle with cancer. Already there is growing interest from various people wanting to join the Clarence Valley Council.

Mayor Ian Tiley said he had already been approached regarding the position.

"I will be meeting with some of them over the weekend to answer any questions they have about the position," Cr Tiley said. "I have already been asked questions about what kind of commitment is needed to be a councillor."

With a pay packet of just $15,000, those wishing to quit their day jobs probably need not apply, but those interested in local issues and helping the community should consider running, Cr Tiley said. Under current laws, a by-election must be held within three months following the death or vacation of a councillor's posi- tion.



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