Another extraordinary municipal election for the Corporation of St George will be held next month to fill the seat of Business Ratepayers’ Councillor, after a second councillor resigned.

A Government spokeswoman said today, the election will be held on Thursday, November 21st, at Penno’s Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal in St George.

“This election is only for business ratepayers of the municipality of St George. Registration for this election will close on Friday, 25 October 2019 at 5pm. All other election related information can be found at or by phoning 293-VOTE (8683),” she said.

Philip Seaman, a business ratepayers’ councillor for four years, resigned following a decision by Mayor George Dowling to open a pedestrianised section of Water Street to traffic without a council vote.

The road was reopened to traffic on July 22, but the vehicle ban was put back into effect just one day later by Lloyd Van Putten, the Acting Mayor at the time.

His resignation was preceded by Tania Stafford’s resignation over the same decision in July.