Wastenet Contract Vote Goes Down To The Wire

Jun 05, 2019
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On Wednesday evening Invercargill City Councilors at an extraordinary meeting to vote on the Wastenet tender reccommendations to accept the new tender offer from an outsider.

Wastenet is a joint venture between all three regional councils Gore, ICC and Southland District Council, meaning all three councils get an equal vote.

Due to a hung vote Mayor Tim had the casting vote and he voted to oppose the Wasntet reccommendations, supporting (SdE) Southland Disability Enterprises.

Those city councilors in favour of Wastenet recommendations for the tender to dump SDE were:

  • Bec’s Amundsen
  • Alex Crackett
  • Loyd Esler
  • Darren Ludlow
  • Lindsay Thomas

Those city councilors opposed to Wastenet recommendations for the tender to keep the contract with SDE were:

  • Lindsay Abbot
  • Alan Arnold
  • Toni Biddle
  • Graeme Lewis
  • Tim Shadbolt

It was a hung vote so as Mayor he had the casting vote and voted to oppose the Wastenet reccommendations.

Councillors Pottenger, and Soper didnt vote due to conflicts of interest to SdE.

Councillor Karen Arnold left in a huff and id not vote.

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