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O4.01 Reward System for Vandalism & Malicious Damage to Public and Commercial/Retail Property (in CBD's) O4.01 REWARD SYSTEM FOR VANDALISM & MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL/RETAIL PROPERTY (IN CBD's) COMMUNITY SERVICES & ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT - RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY OBJECTIVES 1 To reduce the acts of vandalism and malicious damage to public and commercial/retail property (in CBD's) in the Gosford LGA. 2 To encourage the public to report acts of vandalism and malicious damage and to offer a reward for the provision of such information. POLICY STATEMENT Council will offer a reward on a sliding scale, as determined by Council from time to time, according to the amount of damage occasioned for information provided by the public that leads to a conviction of the perpetrator(s) resulting from damage to public or commercial/retail (CBD's) property. The scale of the reward system is as shown below: CATEGORY DAMAGE AMOUNT REWARD FOR A CONVICTION 1 Up to $1000 $500 2 $1001 to $3000 $750 3 $3001 to $5000 $2000 4 $5001 to $10000 $3000 5 $10001 to $20000 $4000 6 $20001 and above $5000 Council may, at its absolute discretion, agree to pay a reward or a proportion of a reward when a conviction is not achieved but the reporting of the incident leads to some action being taken by the Police. Persons providing information must be aware that an appearance in a Court to give evidence may be required. PROCEDURE This procedure, being an administrative process, may be altered as necessary by the General Manager. Council will advertise the reward system on a regular basis (usually monthly) in the Council section of the local newspaper. Any person who witnesses an act of vandalism or malicious damage should in the first instance report the matter to the nearest Police Station. The informant should then contact Council's Risk Management Coordinator to discuss payment of the reward. Reward System for Vandalism & Malicious Damage to Public And Commercial /Retail Property (in CBD's) 1 Gosford City Council Policy Manual Review by September 2013 DEFINITIONS Gosford LGA - means the Gosford Local Government Area. CBD's - means Central Business Districts Central Business Districts - means the business districts known as Gosford, East Gosford, Erina, Avoca, Terrigal, Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy. Commercial/Retail Property in CBD's - means a business property that is subject to the Special Rate levied by Council but excludes any such property owned by another government or semi-government body. Public Property - means property owned by or under the care and control of Gosford City Council. (Min No 1057/2005 - 13 December 2005) (Min No 221/2006 - 28 March 2006) (Min No 311/2009 - 5 May 2009 - Review of Policies) Reward System for Vandalism & Malicious Damage to Public And Commercial /Retail Property (in CBD's) 2 Gosford City Council Policy Manual Review by September 2013
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