Audit and Risk Committee
The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to ensure Council is delivering on agreed outcomes and is managing risk in an appropriate manner. It provides Council with a mechanism to investigate financial reporting and risk issues in more detail.
You can download the Council's full Risk Register here.
The Committee has an Independent Chair and membership comprises of the Mayor and three Councillors.
Policy and Services Committee
The purpose of the Policy and Services Committee is:
- To assist Council with the development of an appropriate strategic policy framework that is based on a comprehensive knowledge of the community and its requirements.
- To consider matters not the function of another committee.
- To assist Council with ensuring that its services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner that meets the needs of its communities.
- To monitor the Council’s performance, progress and financial position against, and to ensure compliance with legislation, strategies, policies and plans.
All Councillors are part of the Committee, which is chaired by the Deputy Mayor. The Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and records minutes of all its proceedings and presents them to Council at the next meeting of Council.
The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the full Council at any time when the urgency of a matter would make the delaying of a decision contrary to the best interests of the Council or its community. The Committee’s purpose is to provide consultative advice as per the Property Acquisition and Disposal Policy, and to make decisions when emergency matters so require.
The Committee is made up of five members of Council with the Mayor as chairman, and meets as required. The Committee reports back to Council.
Farm and Aerodrome Committee
This committee provides governance for the vision of our Council farm and the aerodrome. The Committee is chaired by Councillor Boyde and the committee members are a combination of councillors and staff, with voting rights being restricted to councillors. The elected members on the committee are Councillor Jones and Councillor Dalziel.
District Licensing Committee
The District Licensing Committee for the Stratford and New Plymouth District was formed in December 2013. The list of Committee members is shared with the New Plymouth District Council.
The appointments are for five years with the ability to extend that for one further five year term.
Almost all applications for Manager's Certificates and Licences under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 will be approved by the Commissioner Chairman sitting alone as typically only a small number of applications ever attract objections. Where there are objections, a committee is formed consisting of the Commissioner Chairman and two of the list members, on rotation, to hear and decide on the application.
This new process for deciding on liquor applications started on 18 December 2013. All three district councils in Taranaki are currently developing Local Alcohol Policies. These will potentially allow a greater range of factors to be taken into account when considering Licence applications.
The District Licensing Committee list consists of:
District Mayor Neil Volzke, JP (Chairman)