These are the policies in place that govern how Council meetings operate, and how the elected Council delegates responsibilities to Committees, Subcommittees and to staff.
This code of conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that are expected from the Mayor and elected members of the Tasman District Council.
The code extends to all elected and appointed members of Council committees and subcommittees.
The code applies to the Mayor and elected and appointed members in their dealings with each other, the Chief Executive, all staff employed by the Chief Executive on behalf of the Council, the media and the general public.
A Code of Conduct for elected members (councillors, mayor and community board members) must be adopted under Schedule 7, Part 1 Clause 15 of the Local Government Act 2002. The Act requires that “a member of a local authority must comply with the code of conduct of that local authority”.
All delegations from the Tasman District Council to Standing Committees, Subcommittees, Members and Staff are recorded in the Delegations Register.
The delegations have been approved by a Council resolution and, unless otherwise stated, are deemed to have been made under Clause 32, Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002.
The Local Governance Statement describes how Council engages with the residents of Tasman District, how the Council makes decisions and how the residents can influence these processes. The Local Governance Statement includes the following broad categories of information:
Standing orders cover the conduct of Council meetings and those of committees, including community boards.
The Golden Bay Community Board Standing Orders reflect the Council Standing Orders except in clause 3.19.7.
Clause 27, Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 requires local authorities to adopt a set of standing orders for the conduct of its meetings and those of its committees, including community boards.
These Standing Orders will continue in existence and force until they are either replaced or altered in accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act.
This statement outlines the steps Council intends to take to foster Māori capacity to contribute to Council decision-making processes over the period of this Long Term Plan.
This statement is required by Schedule 10(5) of the Local Government Act 2002.
This policy sets out the rules and processes for claiming expenses by elected members and the resources that will be available to them during their term in office.
The purpose of the Treasury Risk Management Policy is to outline approved policies and procedures in respect of all treasury activity to be undertaken by Tasman District Council. The formalisation of such policies and procedures will enable treasury risks within Tasman District Council to be prudently managed.
The Revenue and Financing Policy explains “who pays and why”. It shows how Council activities are funded. It is not about what Council does, nor is it about what it costs. Revenue sources include rates, fees, charges, subsidies and investments.
This policy sets out Council's general approach to determining significance of proposals and thresholds, criteria and processes for determining significance.
This policy explains how we select, appoint and review directors and trustees for various council organisations.
The purpose of this policy is to set down an objective and transparent process for the selection, appointment and review of Council appointed directors or trustees to Council Organisations, Council Controlled Organisations, Council Controlled Trading Organisations and Port Companies.
This is as per section 57 of the Local Government Act 2002 and the Port Companies Act 1988.
This policy sets out the principles and guidelines we apply upon receipt of a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request.