At its December Ordinary Meeting, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Council adopted its Schedule of Ordinary Meetings for 2021 as required under clause 3.1 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.
Meetings in 2021 will be held at the Council Chambers, commencing at 2.30pm, as follows;
- Wednesday 3 February
- Wednesday 24 February
- Wednesday 24 March
- Wednesday 28 April
- Wednesday 26 May
- Wednesday 23 June
- Wednesday 21 July
- Wednesday 25 August
- Wednesday 22 September
- Wednesday 27 October
- Wednesday 24 November
- Wednesday 15 December
“Council meetings are open to the public with strict COVID-19 safety measures in place. If you wish to attend a Council meeting, please read the COVID-19 Safety Plan here and register your details by emailing email@example.com,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins.
“All Council meetings are webcast live via YouTube. It is simple to access the live meeting and they are archived so if the meeting time is inconvenient you can access them at a time of your convenience. Go to YouTube and type in Liverpool Plains Shire Council. You are encouraged and welcome to subscribe to the channel. On meeting days, get online a few minutes before 2.30pm and you’ll see the meeting listed and ready to stream when it commences,” he said.
“Council holds a Public Forum prior to the commencement of each meeting, during which members of the public may address Council on a matter or issue listed on the meeting agenda for consideration. To speak at a Public Forum, you must first apply using the Approved Form here” he continued.
“Each meeting follows an order of business and a Business Paper is produced and placed on Council’s website several days before the scheduled meeting. These can be accessed at http://www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/my-council/council-meetings.
“Each item to be discussed is supported by a written report. These reports detail the issue and any matters that are to be considered to arrive at a recommendation,” he said.
“On occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, meeting dates may need to change, and the community will be advised accordingly.
“Sometimes meetings need to be held outside the adopted schedule to allow Councillors to meet other commitments. If this happens the meeting is called an Extraordinary Meeting of Council. An Extraordinary Meeting can also be called if a matter needs to be determined urgently. Again, the community will be advised when this occurs,” he continued.
“Council meetings are a vital part of the decision-making process of LPSC. I invite residents and encourage them to attend to familiarise themselves with the way Council makes decisions,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.