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Draft Meetings Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2018

Draft Meetings Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2018 

Notice is given that the Buloke Shire Council proposes to make a new local law titled the Meetings Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2018.

The proposed Local Law is to replace the existing Meeting Procedures and Common Seal Law No. 15 (2015).

The purpose and general purport of the proposed Local Law is to:

1) Provide a mechanism to facilitate good government of the Council through its formal meeting procedure to ensure effective and efficient Council decisions are made in a manner which acknowledges the role of local government within the Australian system of government;

2) Promote and encourage community participation in the system of local government by providing mechanisms for the Council to ascertain the community’s views and expectations;

3) Regulate and control the election of Mayor, any Deputy Mayor and the chairperson of any Special Committees;

4) Regulate and control the procedures governing the conduct of meetings including:

a) The notice required for meetings;

b) The keeping of minutes;

5) Regulate the use of the Common Seal and prohibit its unauthorised use;

6) Provide for the administration of the Council’s powers and functions;

7) Provide generally for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district; and

8) Repeal Local Law No. 15 of 14 October 2015 (Meetings Procedures and Common Seal Local Law No. 15)

A copy of the draft Local Law, including documents incorporated by reference, and the Community Impact Statement, can be inspected on Council’s website, www.buloke.vic.gov.au, or obtained from the Wycheproof District Council Office.

Any person may make a written submission to Council under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Buloke Shire Council, PO Box 1, Wycheproof Vic 3527 and must be received at the Council Offices by no later than 5.00 pm on 17 April 2019.

Any person who makes a written submission may ask to be heard by Council in support of their submission or may be represented by a person (who is specified in their submission) to speak on their behalf.  The proposed Local Law will be considered at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 8 May 2019.

Submissions received by Council, after removing any personal information, may be included within the relevant Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda, and made available on Council’s website.

Council will consider all written submissions in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Any person requiring further information should direct their enquiries to the Director Corporate Services on (03) 5478 0100 or via email: buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au

View the Draft Local Law

View the Community Impact Statement.