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					District Council of Mount Barker            Special Council Meeting Agenda 24 March 2009                                           1




                   DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MOUNT BARKER

                                               NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING


             Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will be held in the Council
             Chambers, 6 Dutton Road, Mt Barker on Tuesday 24 March 2009.




                                                  5.00 pm                      Special Council Meeting




                                                                              A. Stuart
                                                                              CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

                                                                               23 March 2009




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             1.               APOLOGIES


             2.                   REPORTS BY OFFICERS
             2.1              REPORT TITLE:                        ELECTION OF LGA PRESIDENT

                              DATE OF MEETING: 24 MARCH 2009

                              AUTHOR:                              ROS MCDOUGALL

                              AUTHOR’S TITLE:                      GOVERNANCE OFFICER

                              REPRESENTORS:

                              FILE NUMBER:                         32/055/010-27

                              ATTACHMENTS:                         CANDIDATE PROFILES AND SUPPORT
                                                                   LETTERS

                              DEPARTMENT:                          CORPORATE

                              DEPARTMENT
                              MANAGER:                             NARELLE JEFFERY



                              PURPOSE
                              To enable the Council to vote for the LGA President.

                              RECOMMENDATION
                              That Council nominate……………………for the position of LGA
                              President.


                              BACKGROUND

                              The LGA called for nominations from metropolitan councils for the
                              position of LGA President.

                              Nominations were received from Mayor Felicity-Ann Lewis (City of
                              Marion) and Mayor Miriam Smith (City of Tea Tree Gully).

                              DISCUSSION

                              As there was more than one candidate for the position an election is
                              necessary.     Mayor Ferguson will complete the ballot papers
                              indicating Council’s vote and these will be forwarded to the LGA prior
                              to the close of voting on Friday 3 April 2009. Counting of votes will

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                              take place on Wednesday 8 April 2009 and it is expected a
                              provisional declaration of the result will be made later that day.
                              POLICY IMPLICATIONS
                              1.   Financial/budget

                                        N/A

                              2.        Legal

                                        Nil

                              3.        Staffing/Work Plans

                                        The Governance Officer will facilitate this matter as required.

                              4.        Environmental

                                        N/A

                              5.        Social

                                        N/A

                              6.        Strategic Plans

                                        Council’s governance role requires it to implement policy and
                                        strategic initiatives as required by the Local Government Act
                                        and other relevant legislation.

                              7.           Risk Assessment

                                        There is no direct risk to Council for not placing a vote however
                                        Council’s vote contributes to determining the most appropriate
                                        candidate for local government generally.

                              8.           Asset Management

                                        N/A

                              COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

                              1.        Customer Needs Analysis
                                        N/A

                              2.        Promotion/Communications
                                        N/A…




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