Special Council (Statutory) Meeting – Election of the Mayor
To be held in the Council Chamber
Whitehorse Civic Centre
379 Whitehorse Road Nunawading
Monday 28 October 2019
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
Mr Simon McMillan
Chief Executive Officer
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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 Bill Bennett to address the meeting on his year as Mayor.
4.2 Councillors to extend their congratulations and appreciation to the Immediate Past Mayor Councillor Bill Bennett
4.3 The Chief Executive Officer will make a presentation to Immediate Past Mayor Councillor Bill Bennett.
5 MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES
6 TERM OF THE MAYOR
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 Mr Simon McMillan will outline the role of Mayor and Council and community expectations of the Mayor.
7.3 The Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer Mr Simon McMillan calls for nominations for the position of Mayor, for the Mayoral term 28 October 2019 to 24 October 2020.
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