Mid Ulster’s new super council will meet for the first time on Thursday night in Dungannon.
Councillors elected from the Cookstown area, will meet up with their counterparts from Magherafelt and Dungannon in what is expected to be an informal meet and greet session.
But over the coming months, the 40 new super-councillors will have to hammer-out important ground rules for the running of the local authority, which will take charge from April next year.
Under the guidance of Chief Executive Anthony Tohill the councillors must first agree on a range of administrative issues, including on whether to adopt the d’Hondt method.
Sinn Fein, have 18 seats in the new council, while the DUP have eight, seven for the UUP, six SDLP and one independent elected last month.