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URBAN COUNCILS ACT (CHAPTER 29:15)

CHAPTER 29:15

URBAN COUNCILS ACT

Acts 24/1995, 21/1997, 3/2000 (s. 39), 2/ 2001 (s. 4), 13/2002 (s. 142), 6/2005 (s.33), 1/2008.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.
  2. Application of Act.

PART II

ESTABLISHMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES, TOWN COUNCILS, LOCALGOVERNMENT AREAS AND LOCAL BOARDS AND MATTERS INCIDENTAL THERETO

  1. Provisions relating to establishment, alteration or abolition of municipalities, towns, councils and council areas.

4A.   Membership of municipal and town councils.

  1. Extended systems of local government.
  2. Provisions relating to establishment, alteration or abolition of local government areas and local boards.
  3. Provisions relating to vesting of administration of local government area in council or person.
  4. Provisions relating to divesting of administration of local government area.
  5. Promotion of local government.
  6. Effect of incorporation of existing local authority in a council area.
  7. Advertising of intention to exercise powers under section 4 or 6.
  8. Date of coming into being of council and first election.
  9. Succession from former local authority to newly-established local authority.
  10. Town and city status.

PART III

PROVISIONS RELATING TO THEINCORPORATION OF RURAL DISTRICT OR TOWN COUNCILS

  1. Interpretation in Part III.
  2. Application of Part III.
  3. [Repealed].
  4. [Repealed].
  5. Employment of staff of councils which are incorporated.
  6. Special vacancies on town council or rural district council which is to be incorporated need not be filled.
  7. Rates on supplementary valuations may be collected in respect of period prior to incorporation.

PART IV

VOTERS AND VOTERS’ ROLLS 22 to 37 [Repealed].

PART V

ELECTION OFCOUNCILLORS AND APPOINTMENT OF CARETAKERS

  1. Governance of council areas.
  2. Composition of council and terms of office of councillors.
  3. [Repealed].
  4. Disqualifications of councillors.
  5. [Repealed].
  6. [Repealed].
  7. [Repealed].
  8. [Repealed].
  9. [Repealed].
  10. Assumption of office by councillor.
  11. Assumption of office of mayor.
  12. [Repealed].
  13. [Repealed].
  14. [Repealed].
  15. [Repealed].
  16. [Repealed].
  17. [Repealed].
  18. [Repealed].
  19. [Repealed].
  20. [Repealed].
  21. [Repealed].
  22. [Repealed].
  23. [Repealed].
  24. [Repealed].
  25. [Repealed].
  26. [Repealed].
  27. [Repealed].
  28. [Repealed].
  29. [Repealed].
  30. [Repealed].
  31. [Repealed].
  32. [Repealed].
  33. [Repealed].
  34. [Repealed].
  35. [Repealed].
  36. [Repealed].
  37. [Repealed].
  38. [Repealed].
  39. [Repealed].
  40. [Repealed].
  41. Special vacancies in office of councillors.
  42. [Repealed].
  43. Minister may appoint caretakers to act as council.
  44. [Repealed].
  45. [Repealed].
  46. [Repealed].

PART VI

PROCEEDINGS AND COMMITTEES OFCOUNCIL

  1. Meetings and special meetings of council.
  2. Quorum at meetings of council.
  3. Validity of decisions and acts of council or committee.
  4. Meetings open to the public.
  5. Minutes of proceedings.
  6. Rescission or alteration of resolutions of council and committees.
  7. Rescission or alteration of resolutions of other committees.
  8. Minister’s right of access to records of council.
  9. [Repealed].
  10. [Repealed].
  11. [Repealed].
  12. [Repealed].
  13. Standing committees of council.
  14. Audit committee.
  15. Functions of audit committee.
  16. [Repealed].
  17. Special committees.
  18. Meetings and procedure of committees.
  19. Standing orders.

PART VII

MAYOR, DEPUTY MAYOR, CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, ALDERMEN AND COUNCILLORS

  1. Election of mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson and deputy chairperson.
  2. Functions of mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson and deputy chairperson.
  3. Allowances for mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson and deputy chairperson.
  4. Appointment of aldermen.
  5. Disability for voting on account of interest in contract, etc.
  6. Mayor and councillors may not provide professional services for or against council.
  7. Appearance of mayor and councillors before boards and authorities.
  8. Councillors to furnish address to chamber secretary.
  9. Exemption of mayor, councillors and other persons from personal liability.
  10. Personal allowances for councillors.
  11. Power of municipal council to pay pensions to councillors or ex-councillors in special circumstances. 114. Suspension and dismissal of councillors.

PART VIII

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD

  1. Interpretation in Part VIII.
  2. Local Government Board.
  3. Terms and conditions of office of members of Local Government Board.
  4. Allowances of members of Local Government Board.
  5. Vacation of office by members of Local Government Board.
  6. Removal of members of Local Government Board from office.
  7. Filling of vacancies on Local Government Board.
  8. Meetings of Local Government Board.
  9. Functions of Local Government Board.
  10. Directions on matters of policy.
  11. Staff of Local Government Board.
  12. Validity of acts and decisions of Local Government Board.
  13. Funds of Local Government Board.
  14. Local Government Board may direct institution of disciplinary proceedings in respect of employees of councils.
  15. By-laws by Local Government Board.
  16. Adoption of model by-laws by councils.

 

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