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Notice of By-election, Nomination of Candidates and Enrolment Arrangements
Notice is given that on Wednesday 24 December 2014 a by-election will be held to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the position of Mayor of the Carterton District Council. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Ron Mark following his election to Parliament.
Nominations for the above position open on Tuesday 30 September 2014 and must be made on the nomination form available from the Carterton District Council office, Holloway Street, Carterton or can be downloaded here. Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by internet payment, eftpos, cash or cheque.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out to electors with voting documents if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available below.
Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected during normal operating hours at the Carterton District Council office or the Carterton Events Centre/Public Library, Holloway Street, Carterton, from Tuesday 30 September to Tuesday 28 October 2014.
Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:
· Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
· Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz)
· Completing an enrolment form available at any NZ Post outlet
Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Carterton District Council office and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014.
If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First past the Post electoral system.
Deputy Electoral Officer
06 379 4030
Carterton District Council - Review of Liquor Control Bylaw 2005
Council at its meeting on 24th September 2014, resolved to review its Liquor Control Bylaw 2005 (The Bylaw) The purpose of review of The Bylaw was to include a liquor ban within the Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding environs.
Council by way of resolution has determined that amending The Bylaw is the most appropriate way in achieving Council’s objectives. A Statement of Proposal has been compiled in support of the review of this bylaw.
The Council welcomes and will consider all comments made by way of written submissions, please view here. The draft review of The Bylaw is available at the Council Office, 28 Holloway Street Carterton and on Council’s website or can be viewed here.
Submissions close 4:00 pm Friday 3rd November 2014
Annual Plan 2014/15
The annual plan for 2014/15 has been adopted by Council. This is the outcome of a lengthy period of consultation and the consideration of a large number of submission from Carterton ratepayers and residents. We would like to thank you for your submissions on the key issues we identified facing the community and the Council, and on the specific items on which we sought feedback. We have listened, and changes have been made to reflect what we heard. The final Plan is available here.
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