ALBURY councillor Henk van de Ven has complained to council staff about a worker yelling at his golf group.
Council chief executive Frank Zaknich declined to say if the man lost his job, but councillor Murray King believes the worker had his role terminated.
Cr van de Ven was upset an employee in a council-marked garbage truck disrupted the drive of his fellow player at the Commercial Albury Golf Club's sixth tee which is close to Ryan Road.
"They were driving past and the bloke in the passenger seat had his window down and yelled out from there at the top of his voice 'fore'," Cr van de Ven said.
"The bloke's totally duffed his shot.
"I've had that happen a number of times with a member of the public and when it comes from a council truck it's not acceptable.
"What happened afterward is not my concern, I don't know if the guy lost his job."
Cr van de Ven said he had been told the worker was a temporary employee and has "been spoken to" by the council.
"If I had not been on council I would have still reported that person to council, I don't care, it's just puerile," he said.
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"Some people have said 'why did you report him?', but to be quite honest if a guy's in a company vehicle I would do it every time."
The Border Mail asked the council whether the worker was still employed or had been disciplined and whether there are standards of behaviour in relation to municipal vehicles.
None of those questions were answered with the entire response of Mr Zaknich being: "This is an operational matter that has been dealt with internally. We consider the matter to be closed."
Councillors were provided with an outline of The Border Mail's inquiries and Mr Zaknich's response.
Cr King was unimpressed, saying he believed the worker had been dismissed and the council should be transparent with the community.
"There is multiple people in that organisation at a senior level that I think are doing a poor job and some poor person doing the rowing of the boat, doing the action work, getting the bullet for some little jovial fun is not sending the right message," he said.
Cr King said a councillor using his power in such a way was "abhorrent and repugnant", adding "the incident has got a lot of people at the golf club up in arms".
Cr van de Ven said fellow golfers were "concerned if the person did lose their job, that's a heavy punishment for what seems to be a minor indiscretion".
However, he added that "if you speak to any golfer who is in their backswing and that happens" where someone yells out they are going to be really angry.
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