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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF TOWN COUNCILS

Part III GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO MEMBERS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part IV FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part IVA LIFT UPGRADING WORKS

Part V PROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUNCIL

Part VI FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

THE SCHEDULE

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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PART V
PROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUNCIL
Standing orders
25.  A Town Council may make standing orders for regulating its procedure and, in particular, the standing orders may make such provision for the preservation of order at meetings as the Town Council may consider necessary.
Meetings
26.
—(1)  A Town Council shall meet at such times as may be laid down in its standing orders and may adjourn from time to time.
(2)  The chairman may at any time summon a meeting of the Town Council.
(3)  The chairman shall, on a requisition signed by not less than two-thirds of the members of the Town Council to that effect, summon a meeting of the Town Council within 7 days of receiving the requisition.
(4)  Notice of a meeting shall be given by the secretary to each member of the Town Council at least 2 clear days before the day of each meeting, except in the case of an emergency meeting when as long a notice as possible shall be given.
(5)  Accidental omission to give a notice to any member of the Town Council under subsection (4) shall not affect the validity of a meeting.
Minutes
27.
—(1)  Minutes of the proceedings of a Town Council and a committee thereof shall be kept and authenticated in accordance with standing orders.
(2)  Until the contrary is proved, a meeting of a Town Council or a committee thereof, in respect of the proceedings whereof a minute has been kept and authenticated in accordance with its standing orders, shall be deemed to have been duly convened and held and all the members present at the meeting shall be deemed to have been duly qualified.
(3)  Where the proceedings are proceedings of a committee, the committee shall be deemed to have been duly constituted and to have had power to deal with the matters referred to in the minutes.
Acts of Town Council
28.
—(1)  All questions coming or arising before a meeting of a Town Council or a committee thereof shall be decided by a majority of the members present and voting thereon.
(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall limit the discretion of a Town Council or any committee thereof to determine any matter by circulating papers.
(3)  Any papers so circulated may assume the agreement of the Town Council or the committee to any matter unless a member notifies his disagreement within such time as may be specified in such papers.
Quorum
29.
—(1)  At any meeting of a Town Council, one-third of the number of members shall constitute a quorum.
(2)  The quorum for any committee of a Town Council shall be laid down in the standing orders of the Town Council.
Validity of acts of Town Council
30.  The proceedings of a Town Council or a committee thereof shall not be invalidated by any vacancy among its number or by any defect in the appointment or qualification of any member thereof.
Appointment of committees
31.
—(1)  A Town Council may appoint committees which may include persons who are not members of the Town Council for purposes which, in the opinion of the Town Council, would be better regulated and managed by means of such committees.
(2)  At least one-third of the members of each committee shall be members of the Town Council, one of whom shall be elected as chairman of the committee and as such shall have an original vote and, in the case of an equality of votes, a casting vote.
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Delegation of powers
32.
—(1)  A Town Council may, subject to such conditions or restrictions as it thinks fit, delegate to any member of the Town Council, or to any committee of the Town Council or to any member thereof, all or any of the powers, functions and duties by this Act or any other Act vested in the Town Council, and any power, function or duty so delegated may be exercised or performed by such member or committee in the name and on behalf of the Town Council.
(2)  A Town Council may, subject to such conditions or restrictions as it thinks fit, delegate to any employee thereof or any agent all or any of the powers, functions and duties by this Act or any other Act vested in the Town Council, and any power, function or duty so delegated may be exercised or performed by such employee or agent in the name and on behalf of the Town Council.
(3)  A Town Council may continue to exercise any power conferred upon it, or perform any function or duty under this Act or any other Act, notwithstanding the delegation of such power, function or duty under this section.
(4)  Any delegation of power, function or duty under this section by a Town Council shall not be inconsistent with the Financial Rules.