Council have erected a notice board at the Howard Springs Waste Transfer Station showing the amount of cardboard, co-mingled items, batteries and waste oil recycled over the last two months. It would be great to increase these figures every month by separating recyclables from general waste and placing in the various bins.
If you have not paid the first instalment of the 2015/2016 rates yet, they are due by the end of this month, please ensure you pay by 30 September to avoid penalty interest.
Litchfield Council will be represented on the Project Control Group that will develop the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan. The Litchfield Planning Concepts and Land Use Objectives 2002 along with the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2015 (including Rural Activity Centres) will guide the development of the subregional plan, which will consider affordability, the sustainable use of resources, emerging pressures within the development industry and the protection of valued rural lifestyle areas.
Council are developing various policies aimed at improving governance within the organisation. The policies include meeting procedures, financial reserves and complaints handling.
The meeting procedures policy sets out the rules of the Council meetings which staff, elected members and the public must follow. Included are rules on agendas, minutes, petitions, quorum, motions and reports.
The financial reserves policy outlines the purpose of the financial reserves and the process for transferring funds to and from the reserves. Reserves are set up to lessen the impact of significant irregular expenditures e.g. repairs due to cyclone damage, plant and equipment purchases.it assists in providing an equitable distribution of costs between current and future ratepayers.
The complaints handling policy sets out the procedures for staff to follow when handling various complaints and provides information to the community on the processes.