Local council elections to go ahead this year

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LOCAL council elections will go ahead later this year but current Alpine Shire mayor Peter Roper will not stand for a fourth term.

Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced last Friday safe and secure postal votes will be used for the Saturday, October 24 elections after the Chief Health Officer advised it is safe enough for elections to proceed.

Cr Roper, who was advocating for the elections to be postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic, said it is a reasonable decision.

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