POLICE have charged former Albury mayor Henk van de Ven over an incident involving another election candidate outside an early voting station.
The veteran councillor was charged on Thursday with a single count of stalking or intimidating with the intention of causing the other person physical or mental harm.
The police action follows a complaint from fellow election candidate Ross Hamilton about councillor Henk van de Ven's behaviour.
It is alleged Cr van de Ven threatened to punch Mr Hamilton when they were outside the election prepolling site at the former tax office in Smollett Street on Wednesday.
Mr Hamilton confirmed to The Border Mail he had raised the incident, which had several witnesses, but declined to add anything more.
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Cr van de Ven did not wish to comment.
Police on Thursday night said a man, 71, had been issued a notice to attend Albury Court on January 17 on the charge.
A police representative earlier said officers were "investigating following reports a man was allegedly threatened by another man during a verbal altercation in Albury".
"About 12.45pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021, the 71 year-old approached a 34 year-old man, who is known to him, and allegedly threatened him," the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Cr King was disappointed Cr Mack played down the alleged bullying episode of 2018 when asked about it on Wednesday.
The mayor said he thought that the matter was "done and dusted".
Cr King said he understood Cr Mack was "trying to keep the peace" but he believed it was a serious issue that needed airing.
"I'm not going to fall out with him over it, however we've got differing views," he said of Cr Mack, a fellow former policeman who led the council ticket which ensured Cr King's election in 2016.
He argues that the city's COVID-influenced debt made any plan to initiate the project in the short term ill-advised.
"It's not an urgent project, it can wait a couple of years," Cr Cameron said.
"We need to get the city back in the black before we can do any more major projects."
Cr Cameron cited airport revenue as one income stream needing to rebound to boost the city's coffers.
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