ROLLING COVERAGE: Floodlights plan for Scarness gets tick
12:15PM: A trial of floodlights along Scarness beach will now be a reality, after councillors voted 10-1 to implement the proposal.
Cr George Seymour was the only councillor to vote against the motion.
Cr Chapman's motion asks that a report on the lighting up of Scarness beach until midnight, along with the installation of extra security cameras be provided by council.
"If we're looking at lighting up a beach, we have the option of getting lights that don't reflect out on the water," he said.
"There's been some comments about favoritism with businesses...I've approached none of the businesses named with the comments.
"Scarness used to be a festival node; a place where...families could enjoy themselves. Families would be able to walk along the beach with this facility.
"I want to make this a family-friendly area."
11.30AM: Maryborough will be the first town in Queensland to have Mary Poppins themed lights, after a council motion was passed unanimously by councillors.
Five sets of pedestrian lights in the shape of Mary Poppins will be installed for various intersections along the Maryborough CBD, at the cost of approximately $36,000 for all five.
An amended motion, which would have seen retrofitted lights along only Kent/Adelaide Sts and Ellena/Adelaide Sts and seeking subsequent community comment from the Maryborough community, was defeated 3-8.
Cr Rolf Light said it was a great idea, but stated the proposal should have been included on Cr Truscott's discretionary funding list.
"It's a great idea, but if you're passionate about this Cr Truscott you should include this on your list," he said.
Cr Chapman said $36,000 is a lot of money for the community.
"It's all about looking after our budget, and having community consultation," he said.
10.50AM: George Seymour has been declared deputy mayor of the Fraser Coast Regional Council after a ballot by councillors.
Crs James Hansen, Denis Chapman and Rolf Light voted against the motion to have Cr Seymour declared the deputy mayor.
Crs Denis Chapman and James Hansen, who previously expressed interest in running for the position, did not put their hands up for the vote.
10.30AM: Councillors have voted unanimously to place discussion about the organisational review to confidential, meaning the public won't find out what the report contains until the afternoon.
Fraser Coast mayor Chris Loft earlier stated he would opt to discuss the report in council meeting earlier this week in his mayoral message.
But Cr Rolf Light advised moving it into confidential, citing legal reasons and staff matters for the motion.
We'll bring you updates on that report later this afternoon.
10:00AM: Good morning Fraser Coast, and welcome back to another exciting council meeting for this month!
Councillors are set to discuss the organisational review after a lengthy redaction process, and vote on the deputy mayor position later on today.
We've started with public participation, where local Carmen Boehm has raised issues of flooding along Cunningham St from Anne to Alexander Sts.
"As a 16-year homeowner, my home has been flooded around 20 times...as a direct result of the inability of the table drain located in front of my property."
Ms Boehm asked the council to consider funding to upgrade the table drain and a new channel and table drain, and for the project to be included under the Works for Queensland Project.