In the meeting, the council discussed the wastewater treatment plant and its clean up, after it caught on fire last year.
After seven months, residents were unsure about the fate of the plant, but council announced Wednesday Southern Demolition and Salvage LTD were given the contract to start emptying the tanks yesterday.
Council revealed during the meeting they started looking for contractors back in late March this year, after being approved by their insurer.
Dalziel said she regretted the council's failings.
“We really didn't do good enough, well enough, getting the information out to people and you know I've acknowledged that it's a catastrophic fire of enormous proportions and there's been a massive job going on behind the scenes, but we didn't front foot the showing of what was going on behind the scenes and I regret that.”
Upset resident Don Gould attended the meeting and prior to the council’s update, gave a deputation about the growing community of people acting online.