Peace reigns again for Margaret River Farmers’ Market committee

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Koonac Goat Farm owner Andreas Frutiger.
Camera IconKoonac Goat Farm owner Andreas Frutiger. Credit: Supplied

Ructions which caused a stir in the committee which oversees the popular Margaret River Farmers’ Market appear to have settled down, with members going to ground on the final fallout.

While no longer in the running for the Margaret River Regional Producers’ Association board himself, Koonac Goat Farm owner and former chairman Andreas Frutiger said the final committee make-up was resolved in early April.

“The committee had organised a new election for four members, with a nomination period from February 15 to March 11,” he told the Times.

“They received three nominations, therefore no postal voting was required.

“The last ‘casual’ vacancy was closed by a second call for nomination from March 23 to April 6.”

In October last year, the Times reported irregularities in the group’s previous annual general meeting and pushback against a change in committee membership prompted three of the seven-person committee resign after the appointment of Mr Frutiger.

James Taylor retained the chairman’s role and did not respond to Times’ inquiries.

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