It’s off the polls for Charters Towers residents following the resignation from Council this week of Brett Maff.
Councillor Maff says he’ll be resigning form his position on Council following the next general council meeting on March 21 and he says he’s leaving the post because of increasing business commitments.
Cr Maff owns BAM Rural Fencing and Bodyfix Physiotherapy and Massage in Charters Towers.
Councillor Maff has held the finance, sport and recreation and regional economic development portfolios and has also served as Chair of the Internal Audit Committee.
“I am grateful to the residents of Charters Towers for giving me the opportunity to represent their interests and to assist in progressing our region.”
Mayor Liz Schmidt praised the outgoing Councillor for his devotion.
“He feels with his ever-increasing work commitments he cannot give the same level of contribution he has over the past two years and feels it’s best to resign. Cr Maff’s business and financial background has assisted me and the other councillors provide financial sustainability to council and he has been an integral part of the Audit Committee.”
The Queensland Electoral Commission will be notified and a replacement will be determined through a by-election in the coming months.