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Full Council 2017

2017 Full Council

Public Question Time at Council Meetings

  • The Council will conduct a public question time during the Ordinary Council meeting on the following basis:
  • Questions will be provided in writing to the CEO up until 6:50pm of the day of the meeting. Questions should include name and contact details (either postal address or email) Note: The later a question is submitted the more likely it will be disallowed due to the limited time to verify its contents and intent.
  • A list will be prepared from the questions received and provided to the Presiding Member.
  • At approximately 7:02 (following the welcome) the Presiding Member will ask for questions in order of receipt, until the close of public question time at approximately 7:17 (after 15 minutes)
  • Questions not asked will be responded to in writing within 10 days
  • The Presiding Member may answer the question themselves, nominate a Councillor or ask the CEO to answer a question
  • Neither the questions or the answers will be recorded in the Council meeting minutes.
  • Questions will be on the following basis:
    • To be fair to others, a limit of 3 minutes per person applies
    • One brief clarifying response question may be allowed by the Presiding Member per written question
    • A maximum of two questions per person on any one night
    • A maximum of six questions per calendar year per person (Note: other opportunities exist through normal correspondence for further questions)
    • Directors may respond to questions at the direction of the CEO
    • Questions not able to be answered at the meeting (on the spot) will be responded to in writing.
    • Questions must be read out by the questioner as they were submitted, with no additional detail or wording added.
  • The Presiding Member may disallow a question if it:
    • Is unlawful in any way
    • Relates to matters outside the duties, functions and powers of Council;
    • Is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance;
    • Deals with a subject matter already answered;
    • Is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or a member of Council staff;
    • Or is confidential in nature in accordance with section 90 of the Local Government Act.
    • Relates to any item listed on the agenda for the Council meeting (Note: this ground for refusal is in order to avoid any procedural fairness concerns arising in respect to any matter to be determined on the Council Meeting Agenda);

 

2017 Council Agendas
18th January
8th February
1st March
5th April
3rd May
Special Meeting - 17th May
7th June
5th July
2nd August
6th September
4th October
Special Meeting - 16th October
1st November
6th December

 

 

 

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