I refer to the Supreme Court case Lake V Municipal Association of Victoria.
Also why should ratepayers pay for services that Ratepayers do not receive any benefit??
Whittlesea Council and several other councils have withdrew their membership of the MAV, (Municipal Association Victoria)
This in our opinion would make Cr Lalios of the Whittlesea Council is ineligible to continue as President or a representative of the Whittlesea Council as they are no longer a financial member of the MAV
However Monash Cr Lake decided that she should remain as president for the contractual term of her appointment and took the case to the Supreme Court.
Mr Lake is suing the MAV for his costs in this matter, again whether he wins or loses it ratepayers funds.
Whether Cr Lalios is eligible to remain as a member of the board is a matter for the court to decide.
“As Mornington council found out council insurance can be obtain at private insurance companies a lot cheaper than the MAV” can provide
Ratepayers Victoria is of the opinion that the MAV does not represent Ratepayers or make any decisions that would benefit Ratepayers, therefore all councils should consider terminating their membership of the MAV.
Although Councils have funds, these funds and assets belong to the ratepayers, why should ratepayers pay for services that do not benefit ratepayers??
Why the MAV get funding from the Federal and State Governments has to be a big “ why “ ??
Ratepayers Victoria consider that this is another example of ratepayers money not been spend wisely by some councils using the MAV for their council insurance. Councils are elected to represent the ratepayer and spend their hard earned rate payments wisely .RPV can assure all councils in Victoria that the ratepayer groups in Victoria are now preparing for council elections in November 2020
RPV request that all local councils consider terminating their Financial MAV membership and insurance