A new deputy mayor, Morpeth's bicentenary and a development application are the big ticket items at Maitland Council's meeting this week.
On Tuesday, councillors will elect a new deputy mayor who will hold the position for 12 months. Liberal councillor Mitchell Griffin currently holds the title after succeeding Liberal councillor Sally Halliday in September 2018.
A update on the preparations for the Morpeth's bicentenary will also be discussed.
Cr Griffin put forward a question on notice, and asked for an update on the formation of the committee for the Morpeth bicentenary as council's resolution in January.
According to council documents, it was confirmed November 2021 is a best date for the bicentenary.
"And, as such, over the next couple of months, council will move forward with establishing the working group through an expression of interest process, which will include expanded representation in line with the response from January," the document said.
"In 2020, these options would be further refined and developed into a project proposal, which would be presented to the next term of Council for endorsement to proceed, including adoption of any funding allocation that may be required to undertake the commemoration."
Maitland Council will also assess a development application for a sub-division in Bolwarra. The application is seeking approval for the construction of three additional dwellings and seven lot community title subdivision on land at Vantage Court, Bolwarra.
The application received five submissions and raised a number concerns including traffic, character of the area and the scale of development and proximity to public infrastructure.