Jeff Arthur re-elected as Coorong’s Deputy Mayor
The Tintinara resident, better known as Tank, will continue under returned Mayor Paul Simmons.
Jeff “Tank” Arthur will spend at least two more years as the Coorong district’s Deputy Mayor.
The Tintinara resident and four-term councillor was re-elected to the position at a council meeting on Tuesday.
He will stand in for returned Mayor Paul Simmons as required, and earn an allowance 25 per cent higher than the other councillors – a shade under $13,700.
A secret ballot was needed to decide who would get the gig: Cr Arthur or Meningie’s Cr Mick O’Hara.
Earlier, Rita and Michael Lindsay had conducted a welcome to country to open the new council’s first meeting.
Mr Simmons acknowledged the service of the four councillors who had not been re-elected: Tracy Hill, Glynis Taylor, Vern Leng and, after 28 years, Neville Jaensch.
The new and returning councillors had been sworn in a week earlier, by justice of the peace Helen Bowering.
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