KEVIN Mack is expected to be mayor for the entire length of the present Albury Council with potential challengers unable to secure support to make a run for the role.
The two-year terms of Cr Mack and deputy mayor Amanda Cohn are up for grabs this month as the council elected in 2016 reaches the half-way mark of its term.
But Cr Cohn has at least one colleague eyeing her role with former mayor Henk van de Ven confirming he was lobbying colleagues for a run at the deputy mayor position he has previously held.
“I definitely won’t be standing for mayor because I won’t get the numbers,” he said.
“But I’ve definitely got four for the deputy mayor job.
“If I don’t stand you know I couldn’t get the fifth vote.”
If I don’t stand (for deputy mayor) you know I couldn’t get the fifth voteCr Henk van de Ven
Cr Cohn has confirmed she will be standing for deputy mayor, but not for mayor.
Uncertainty surrounds when the mayor and deputy mayor votes will be held with council moving to two meetings per month earlier this year.
There was a push on for the elections to be held on Monday, but Cr Alice Glachan is unavailable.
The next opportunity is September 24 which will be in line with when previous mayor and deputy mayor elections have been held.
The other option is calling an extraordinary meeting between the two scheduled council meetings.
They both had the backing of Cr John Stuchbery, Cr Murray King and Cr Darren Cameron.
Two-year mayoral terms were introduced across NSW councils in 2016.
Cr Mack is also considering a tilt at state politics next year as an independent candidate.
Long-serving Liberal Greg Aplin recently confirmed he would not be contesting the next election due to be held in March.
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