Draft Proposed Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Law

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Consultation has concluded. For more information on this project, please contact us on 5734 6200.

We're calling for community submissions on the Draft Proposed Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Laws.

The purpose of the Local Law will:

  • · Regulate the use of Mitchell Shire's common seal
  • · Prohibit unauthorised use of the common seal or any device resembling the common seal
  • · Determine a set of offences and associated penalties relating to conduct at meetings

The meeting procedure applicable to Council (and Delegated Committee) meetings is now addressed through Governance Rules made under the Local Government Act 2020 (2020 Act). As part of the transition to the 2020 Act, Council is revoking the current Local Law to remove any duplication of its Governance Rules.

However, the use of the common seal cannot be addressed through Governance Rules, nor can offences be created. Accordingly, Council has resolved to repeal the current Local Law and make the proposed Local Law to provide for the continued regulation of Council’s common seal and offences in respect of conduct at meetings.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Provide a submission online
  • Provide a hard copy submission at one of our Customer and Library Service Centres.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information please call the Governance team on 5734 6200.

Submissions close 9am, Thursday, 31 December 2020

We're calling for community submissions on the Draft Proposed Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Laws.

The purpose of the Local Law will:

  • · Regulate the use of Mitchell Shire's common seal
  • · Prohibit unauthorised use of the common seal or any device resembling the common seal
  • · Determine a set of offences and associated penalties relating to conduct at meetings

The meeting procedure applicable to Council (and Delegated Committee) meetings is now addressed through Governance Rules made under the Local Government Act 2020 (2020 Act). As part of the transition to the 2020 Act, Council is revoking the current Local Law to remove any duplication of its Governance Rules.

However, the use of the common seal cannot be addressed through Governance Rules, nor can offences be created. Accordingly, Council has resolved to repeal the current Local Law and make the proposed Local Law to provide for the continued regulation of Council’s common seal and offences in respect of conduct at meetings.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Provide a submission online
  • Provide a hard copy submission at one of our Customer and Library Service Centres.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information please call the Governance team on 5734 6200.

Submissions close 9am, Thursday, 31 December 2020

  • Mitchell Shire Council invites you to make a submission for the Draft Proposed Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Laws.

    Please note, questions marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

    Online survey

    You can make an online submission by completing the form here. 

    Hard copy survey

    • Download and print a hard copy survey form from this website.
    • Pick up a submission form by calling a Customer and Library Service Centre in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour or Wallan on 5734 6200.
    • Send us a written submission by email to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required
    Survey closes on Monday, 8 February 2021


    Consultation has concluded. For more information on this project, please contact us on 5734 6200.

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