Hilton Ratepayers Association - Notice
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Dear Hilton Residents
FrackFree SA are hosting an Open Day on Wednesday 5th of October (today!) in the Howick West Town Hall from 14H00-15H30.
WARD COMMITTEE ELECTIONS:
The committees for Wards 6 (Councillor Craig Millar) and 7 (Teresa Duggan) will be elected at a meeting on Thursday. We need as many residents, who are registered voters in these Wards (Hilton, Winterskloof), to attend, as possible please:
WHERE: Hilton Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday 6 October, at 17H30
What is a Ward Committee?
Ward committees are meant to encourage participation by the community – their job is to make municipal council aware of the needs and concerns of residents and keep people informed of the activities of municipal council.
Ward committees are made up of a ward councillor and no more than ten people who are elected from the ward and who serve voluntarily for a five-year term. Your municipal council must make rules regarding the election of ward committee members, including how often meetings take place, and the dissolution of ward committees.
The ward councillor is responsible for organising meetings and setting the ward committee agendas (s. 72, 73, 77 of the Municipal Structures Act). If the ward councillor does not attend the meeting, the ward committee may set the agenda itself. The ward committee is an advisory body, meaning that it can make recommendations to municipal council, but does not have the power to make decisions on its own. Some municipalities pay ward committee members a stipend.
Your ward committee should be an effective way of spreading information concerning what your community wants from municipal council and what council is doing. Make it work.
Extract from http://www.localgovernmentaction.org/content/committees-and-their-duties
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