Special Council (Statutory) Meeting Election of the Mayor
To be held in the
379 Whitehorse Road Nunawading
Monday 29 October 2018
Members: Cr Blair Barker, Cr Bill Bennett, Cr Raylene Carr,
Cr Prue Cutts, Cr Andrew Davenport, Cr Sharon Ellis,
Cr Tina Liu, Cr Denise Massoud, Cr Andrew Munroe,
Cr Ben Stennett
Ms Noelene Duff
Chief Executive Officer
Councillors and members of the public please note that in order to provide greater access to Council debate and decision making and encouraging openness and transparency:
CHAIRPERSON (PRO TEMPORE)
In accordance with Council’s Meeting Procedures and Common Seal Local Law 2013, the Chief Executive Officer will take the Chair up until the end of Item 7 when the election of Mayor has taken place.
(To be read by Chief Executive Officer)
1a Prayer for Council
1b Aboriginal Reconciliation Statement
2 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
4 ADDRESS BY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO IMMEDIATE PAST MAYOR
4.1 Immediate Past Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport to address the meeting on his year as Mayor.
4.2 Councillors to extend their congratulations and appreciation to the Immediate Past Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport.
4.3 The Chief Executive Officer will make a presentation to Immediate Past Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport.
5 MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES
6 TERM OF THE MAYOR
6.1 Before the appointment of the Mayor takes places, Council must resolve the duration of the Mayoral term.
Section 71(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 allows Council to elect a Mayor for a term of two years.
Section 71(3) of the Local Government Act 1989 states that the Mayor is to be elected after the fourth Saturday in October but not later than 30 November in each year.
1. The Mayor to be elected at this meeting will hold the position of Mayor for a term of one year, ie term will be 29 October 2018 to 28 October 2019.
2. The Mayor to be elected at this meeting will hold the position of Mayor for a term of two years, ie term will be 29 October 2018 to 26 October 2020.
7 ELECTION OF MAYOR
7.1 The appointment of the Mayor takes place in accordance with Section 90 of the Local Government Act 1989 which requires voting at a meeting that is open to the public to be conducted openly by show of hands.
7.2 The Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer Ms Noelene Duff will outline the role of Mayor and Council and community expectations of the Mayor.
7.3 The Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer Ms Noelene Duff calls for nominations for the position of Mayor, for the Mayoral term as previously resolved by Council in Item 6.1.
7.4 Each candidate for Mayor is given up to three minutes to address Councillors.
7.5 The Chief Executive Officer conducts the election (if required); announces the appointment of the Mayor and escorts the Mayor to the Chair.
The Mayor takes the Chair
8 ADDRESS BY INCOMING MAYOR AND EXPRESSIONS OF CONGRATULATIONS BY COUNCILLORS TO THE NEW MAYOR
8.1 Address and expression of appreciation by incoming Mayor.
8.2 Expressions of congratulations by Councillors to the new Mayor.
9 CLOSE OF MEETING AND INVITATION TO SUPPER