NINETEEN people have already registered to submit at tomorrow night’s Ballarat City Council meeting on the Civic Hall notice of motion, with another very late finish predicted.
The council’s chief information officer Annie De Jong said the motion’s number of submissions were being closely watched.
The notice of motion is being put forward by councillor Belinda Coates to rescind a September 25 decision to demolish the Civic Hall.
“Council’s governance unit is monitoring the number of submissions and will advise council accordingly,” Ms De Jong said.
Almost 50 residents submitted at the September 25 council meeting where the initial motion was debated over six-and-a-half hours.
Up to 150 people attended the meeting, which ended about 1.30am and required the use of a second room behind the main council chamber.
The council already has a busy agenda tomorrow night, with 21 items to be debated in the three portfolio areas of growth and development, people and communities and destination and economy, along with managing business reports.
These include the relocation of a central Ballarat telecommunications facility, a supermarket at the Eureka Homemaker Centre, a rural roadside slashing program and a council delegation to China.
There are also two motions on notice, including the Civic Hall motion and one to declare the Ballarat municipal district as a refugee welcome zone.
There is one petition to support restoration of the Civic Hall as a community hub, the mayor’s report, general business without notice, general business arising from the agenda and four items in camera, including a joint infrastructure project with Ballarat Health Services.