Local council looking into staff task redundancy

The Deputy Mayor of Southgate wants to know if municipal staff are doing jobs they really don’t have to do.

Brian Milne says staff sometimes keep doing things the way they always have, even if that task is redundant and outdated.

He cited the four-times-a-year calculation of council remuneration now being done, when the calculation is only required once a year.

He has asked Southgate staff to submit a list of such un-needed jobs.