A group of women listen intently at a meeting on Thursday night, called to familiarise council candidates.
A group of women listen intently at a meeting on Thursday night, called to familiarise council candidates.

Four enter fray in countdown



FOUR residents have officially registered for a position on the Clarence Valley's future nine-member council.

Ray Endean, the returning officer for the Clarence Council, said that as of 5pm yesterday he had received one Lower River and three Upper Clarence submissions.

Official nominations were submitted by Yamba resident Doug Mackenzie, Fred Morgan, of Fine Flower, Marie Mathew, of South Grafton, and Coutts Crossing resident Richie Williamson.

The call for nominations started on Monday.

Mr Endean said although Monday got off to a slow start, things started to heat up yesterday.

Nominations from prospective councillors close at 5pm on Wednesday, February 2.

Mr Endean said any elec- tor who was enrolled in the Clarence Valley was eligible for candidature, providing there was no legal disqualification from holding civic office.

Candidates must be nominated by at least two electors or be a registered political party.

Candidates will be publicly announced on nomination day, February 4.



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