Notice of Making a Local Law: Meeting Procedure Local Law

Posted on 23 March 2018

Type: Public Notice

 

Notice is given that at a meeting of Latrobe City Council (Council) held on 05 March 2018, Council resolved to adopt a new Local Law titled ‘Local Law No. 1, Meeting Procedure Local Law’ (Local Law) and incorporate a policy titled ‘Council Meeting Policy’ (Policy).

The following information about the Local Law and Policy are provided in accordance with Section 119(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act):

Purpose of the Local Law and Policy
The purposes of the Local Law and Policy is to:
• Prescribe the procedures governing the conduct of Council meetings and Special Committee meetings
• Prescribe the processes for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
• Regulate the use of the Council’s common seal
• Provide opportunities for community participation in Council’s decision making processes

General purport of the Local Law and Policy
The Local Law revokes Meeting Procedure Local Law No. 1 2014 and:
• Provides for the administration of:
o Council meetings and Special Committee meetings
o Mayoral and Deputy Mayor election
o Council’s common seal
o Community participation in Council’s decision making
• Creates offences for
o Offensive or disorderly conduct by Councillors at a meeting
o Improper or disorderly conduct by any person at a meeting
o Failure to comply with a lawful direction of the Chair at a meeting by any person
o Failure for a Councillor to not leave the meeting when on the Chair’s order or suspension by Council
o The fraudulent signing of a petition or joint letter which is presented to Council or has the intention of being presented to Council by any person

Copies of the Local Law and Policy may be obtained during office hours from:
• Latrobe City Council Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell
• Traralgon Service Centre, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon
• Moe Service Centre, 1-29 George Street, Moe
• Churchill Service Centre, 9-11 Philip Parade, Churchill
or may be viewed on Council’s website www.latrobe.vic.gov.au

The Local Law and Policy are to commence on the day after notice of the Local Law making appears in the Victoria Government Gazette.