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Tweed Council to get new GM by August

A NEW Tweed Shire Council general manager will be hired by the first week of August, according to Councillor Warren Polglase.

Cr Polglase said interviews of job candidates are currently being conducted by council.

"We hope to appoint our new general manager in the first week of August," he said.

Council's acting general manager is technology and corporate services director Troy Green.

He took over the job after mayor Barry Longland tabled the motion to dismiss Mr Keenan on March 21, with four councillors voting in favour and three against.

Those for were councillors Longland, Michael Armstrong, Katie Milne and Gary Bagnall, while Warren Polglase, Carolyn Byrne and Phil Youngblutt voted against.

A full explanation was never provided by council for the sacking of Mr Keenan, with Cr Longland citing personal differences.

"The relationship between the general manager and the elected body was fractured," he said.

"It was no longer functional and was considered to be irretrievable."

A NSW Division of Local Government investigated the decision and said it was not made on improper or illegitimate grounds.



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