Ordinary Meeting of Council - 9 December 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Councillors may from time to time have a financial interest in a matter before Council.  Councillors must declare an interest and the extent of the interest in the matter on the Agenda.  However, the Councillor can request the meeting to declare the matter trivial, insignificant or in common with a significant number of electors or ratepayers.  The Councillor must leave the meeting whilst the matter is discussed and cannot vote unless those present agree as above.


Members of staff, who have delegated authority from Council to act on certain matters, may from time to time have a financial interest in a matter on the Agenda.  The member of staff must declare that interest and generally the Chairman of the meeting will advise the Officer if he/she is to leave the meeting.


Agendas are made available to Councillors within the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995, i.e. seventy-two (72) hours prior to the advertised commencement of the meeting.  Whilst late items are generally not considered there is provision on the Agenda for items of an urgent nature to be considered.


Should an elector wish to have a matter placed on the Agenda the relevant information should be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer in time to allow the matter to be fully researched by staff.  An Agenda item, including a recommendation, will then be submitted to Council for consideration.  The Agenda closes the Monday week prior to the Council Meeting (i.e. ten (10) days prior to the meeting).


Agendas for Ordinary Meetings are available in the Shire of Pingelly Office and on the website seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting and the public are invited to inspect a copy.


Agenda items submitted to Council will include a recommendation for Council consideration.  Electors should not interpret and/or act on the recommendations until after they have been considered by Council.  Please note the Disclaimer in the Agenda (page 3).


Public Inspection of Unconfirmed Minutes (Reg 13)

A copy of the unconfirmed Minutes of Ordinary and Special Meetings will be available for public inspection from the Shire of Pingelly Office and the Shire of Pingelly website within ten (10) working days after the Meeting.



Unopposed Business


Upon a motion being moved and seconded, the person presiding may ask the meeting if any member opposes it.


If no member signifies opposition to the motion the person presiding may declare the motion in sub clause (1) carried without debate and without taking a vote on it.


A motion carried under sub clause (2) is to be recorded in the minutes as a unanimous decision of the Council or committee.


If a member signifies opposition to a motion the motion is to be dealt with according to this Part.

This clause does not apply to any motion or decision to revoke or change a decision which has been made at a Council or committee meeting.


Question Time

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