Residents and ratepayers are able to submit questions in writing for consideration at a Council meeting. A question must be lodged in the box provided for these questions, in the Civic Centre, by noon of the Monday before the Council meeting.
One question per person, per Council meeting will be accepted. The question must relate to a matter or matters on the current or immediately previous Ordinary Council Meeting agenda.
The total length of a question (including any background information) should not exceed 100 words.
A question may be delivered in person at the Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley and deposited in the box which is located near the Reception counter on the Ground Floor of the Civic Centre.
Alternatively, a question may be faxed (on 9518 3444) or posted to Council's Civic and Governance Coordinator, Nick Andrianis, PO Box 1 Glen Waverley, 3150, to reach him by noon of the working day before the Council meeting.The following procedure applies in the Council Chamber in relation to questions submitted:
- The Mayor will announce that the Council will 'move' into 'Public Question Time'.
- If a question has been received, the Mayor will ask if the person submitting the question is present in the Public Gallery.
2a. If the person is present, they will be asked if they wish to read out their question or have it read out on their behalf by a Council Officer. The Mayor or a designated Council Officer will then read out Council's response.
2b. Where the person submitting the question is not present during Public Question Time, a written response to their question will be forwarded to them.
- There is no provision in the procedures of the meeting for debate on any questions received or Council's response to such questions.
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