Council Speaker.

The Speaker is a full time Councillor. The functions of the Speaker are set out in Section 37 of the Municipal Structures Act as follows:

  • Presides at meetings of ┬áthe Council;
  • Performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated to the speaker by the Council
  • Must ensure that the council meets at least quarterly;
  • Must maintain order during meetings;
  • Must ensure compliance in the council and council committees with the Code of Conduct for Councillors as set out in Schedule 1 of the Municipal Systems Act ; and
  • Must ensure that council meetings are conducted in accordance with the rules and orders of the council.