In the interests of accuracy and to assist the administrative Staff please provide a dot point summary of the main points to be addressed.
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- Any person or group wishing to be received as a deputation by the Council is to either
- apply, before the meeting, to the CEO for approval; or
- with the approval of the Presiding Member, at the meeting, address the Council.
- The CEO may either
- approve the request and invite the deputation to attend a meeting of the Council; or
- refer the request to the Council to decide by simple majority whether or not to receive the deputation.
- Unless the Council resolves otherwise, a deputation invited to attend a Council meeting
- is not to exceed 5 persons, only 2 of whom may address the Council, although others may respond to specific questions from Members;
- is not to address the Council for a period exceeding 10 minutes without the agreement of the Council; and,
- additional members of the deputation may be allowed to speak with the leave of the Presiding Member.
- Any matter which is the subject of a deputation to the Council is not to be decided by the Council until the deputation has completed its presentation.
- A petition is to -
- be addressed to the President;
- be made by electors of the district;
- state the request on each page of the petition;
- contain the name, address and signature of each elector making the request, and the date each elector signed;
- contain a summary of the reasons for the request; and
- state the name of the person to whom, and an address at which, notice to the petitioners can be given.
- Upon receiving a petition, the local government is to submit the petition to the relevant Officer to be included in his or her deliberations and report on the matter that is the subject of the petition, subject to subclause (3).
- At any meeting, the Council is not to vote on any matter that is the subject of a petition presented to that meeting, unless
- the matter is the subject of a report included in the agenda; and
- the Council has considered the issues raised in the petition.
- In this clause, a presentation means the acceptance of a gift or an award by the Council on behalf of the local government or the community.
- A presentation may be made to the Council at a meeting only with the prior approval of the CEO.