City of Melville likely to stick with existing council meeting cycle

City of Melville likely to stick with existing council meeting cycle

CITY of Melville looks likely to take the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach to its monthly council meeting cycle in 2018.

Councillors will consider tonight a report from governance and compliance advisor Jeff Clark recommending the City continues to hold ordinary meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, starting February.

His recommendation also suggests agenda briefing forums continue to be held on the first Tuesday of each month, starting February.

January would continue to be a recess period where no ordinary council meetings or briefings are held.

It would mean matters would be considered by councillors on at least 11 occasions, with special meetings of council to be held as required.

“The current monthly council meetings cycle was adopted with the intention of providing a stable meeting date for all ordinary meetings of council and briefing forums,” Mr Clark wrote in his report.

“The current model has been successful in achieving the requirements of the council and it is recommended that it be maintained.”

Councillors will vote during on the item at its December ordinary meeting tonight, starting 6.30pm.

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