AGENDA

Council

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Grant Smith (Mayor)

Tangi Utikere (Deputy Mayor)

Brent Barrett

Patrick Handcock ONZM

Susan Baty

Leonie Hapeta

Rachel Bowen

Lorna Johnson

Zulfiqar Butt

Billy Meehan

Vaughan Dennison

Karen Naylor

Renee Dingwall

Bruno Petrenas

Lew Findlay QSM

Aleisha Rutherford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

Council MEETING

 

18 March 2020

 

 

 

LATE ITEM

  

Reports

13.       Additional Item: Alteration to Standing Orders                                                 Page 5

Memorandum, presented by Hannah White, Democracy and Governance Manager.    

     



 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

Memorandum

TO:                                Council

MEETING DATE:           18 March 2020

TITLE:                            Additional Item: Alteration to Standing Orders

Presented By:            Hannah White, Democracy and Governance Manager

APPROVED BY:             Sheryl Bryant, General Manager - Strategy & Planning

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

1. That Council alters its Standing Orders to read:

2.5A - Temporary right to attend by audio or audiovisual link

During the calendar month of March 2020, members of the local authority or its committees have the right to attend meetings by means of an audio or audiovisual link, unless they have been lawfully excluded.

[cl 25A(1), Schedule 7, LGA]

2.5B -Temporary right to vote by audio or audiovisual link

During the calendar month of March 2020, where a meeting has a quorum, members attending a meeting by audio or audiovisual link may vote on any matters raised at the meeting, provided the conditions of the standing orders are met where relevant.

[cl 24(1) and cl 24(4), Schedule 7, LGA]

 

 

 

 

1.         ISSUE

In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is proposed that the Council alter its Standing Orders to temporarily allow for Members to attend meetings via audio-visual link.

 

A change in Standing Orders requires 75% of Members present at the meeting to approve it (2.1.2 SO).

 

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