Oudtshoorn has an Approved Budget
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 3 July 2013. 11h30. Mayor Gordon April issued the following media statement earlier today:
The budget unilaterally approved by a full Council of the Greater Oudtshoorn on March 27, 2013, will be used until adjustments are voted after the August 7 by-elections.
Counsel for Executive Mayor Gordon April informed MEC Anton Bredell accordingly on July 1.
All legislative requirements will be observed and the MEC will be provided with timeous reports in line with Oudtshoorn’s current perfect MFMA compliance status.
The Mayor thanked the MEC for his prudential advisory and assured the MEC that Oudtshoorn would not need to spend as much as the MEC had ruled provident.
The Mayor now regards the fatuous flutter created by a rogue council on May 31 as handled, and will train his energy on running Oudtshoorn with renewed commitment.
However, in the prevailing leadership spirit of optimal service delivery across political prejudice, the mayor, in an abundance of caution and goodwill, and in accommodation of even the most conservative self-serving interpretation of the status quo, and in acknowledgement of existing case law, calls on the MEC in terms of s.55 of the MFMA to take what is clearly the most appropriate step in the circumstances and instruct his party Caucus to approve the very adjusted budget the dissident councillors prefer!
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