Clarence Valley councillor Richie Williamson acknowledges the media before entering council chambers for the extraordinary meeting held on Friday, 3rd of March, 2017.
Clarence Valley councillor Richie Williamson acknowledges the media before entering council chambers for the extraordinary meeting held on Friday, 3rd of March, 2017. Tim Howard

UPDATE: Councillors tight-lipped on meeting outcome

UPDATE, 4PM: Councillors have remained tight-lipped on the outcome of today's extraordinary meeting.

The meeting contained one agenda item - titled 'General Manager's Employment Contract'. However the eight councillors present voted unanimously to keep the decision from the meeting confidential.

The meeting began at 11am and quickly resolved to go into confidential session. Four of the council's senior staff, Ashley Lindsay, Des Schroder, Troy Anderson and Kristian Enevoldson, declared an interest in the matter and left the meeting room for the confidential session.

There was no sign of Mr Greensill at the council chambers. He would not have been permitted to take part in the meeting.

Councillors debated for about 90 minutes, before returning to open council, where it voted to keep the resolution from the debate confidential, allowed under a section in the Local Government Act.

    ORIGINAL STORY, 11AM: The extraordinary meeting to decide the future of Clarence Valley Council general manager Scott Greensill is currently underway.

There was a relaxed mood among most of the councillors as they arrived for the 11am meeting.

Clarence Valley Council mayor Jim Simmons and director corporate Ashley Lindsay discuss the agenda before the start of the extraordinary meeting held at Clarence Valley Council chambers on Friday, 3rd of March, 2016.
Clarence Valley Council mayor Jim Simmons and director corporate Ashley Lindsay discuss the agenda before the start of the extraordinary meeting held at Clarence Valley Council chambers on Friday, 3rd of March, 2016. Tim Howard

Council resolved at a confidential meeting on February 21 to conduct a performance review of its general manager. 

This week council called today's extraordinary meeting with one agenda item - General Manager's Employment Contract.   It comes when Mr Greensill is off work, council insisting he was on sick leave until March 13.

Mr Greensill signed a five-year contract with the council in October 2011.

An extraordinary meeting can be called by two or more councillors.

The Daily Examiner is on location to report the outcome of this meeting.



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