AN ONGOING legal battle between five councillors and Armidale Regional Council chief executive Susan Law will not get in the way of operations, far as the CEO is concerned.
Mrs Law won't be drawn on the NSW Land and Environment Court proceedings that started as a result of two attempts from councillors to remove her from her position.
Cr Debra O'Brien, Margaret O'Connor, Jon Galletly, Dorothy Robinson and former administrator Ian Tiley have tried to unseat her from office.
But, Mrs Law maintains she's looking ahead and preparing the council budget.
She said that despite the proceedings, important work at the council would continue.
"As its [the council's] chief executive, my role is to ensure that the staff are resourced, motivated and focused in doing just that," she said.
"It has been difficult over the past few months with the drought, fire and now pandemic.
"We need to look forward to the new financial year and at the moment my day-to-day work is on putting together an operational plan and budget that will assist the communities of the Armidale region strengthen after the natural disasters of the past year."
A temporary injunction has been placed on the five councillors to stop them from voting on any motion to remove Ms Law from her position, until the matter returns to court in June.
No findings have been made by the court.