Council meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm, at the Naracoorte Council Chamber, DeGaris Place, Naracoorte.
Members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings. A Public Forum is held at the start of the meeting where community members can ask questions or make representation to Council on matters of community concern.
One of the most important functions undertaken by a Council's Mayor and Elected Members is attending council meetings and participating in the decision-making process.
Decisions made at a formal council meeting provide the direction and authority for the Council's ongoing operations. These decisions give direction to the CEO and are implemented by Council staff.
Meetings also allow the Mayor and Elected Members to decide the Council's policy direction and make decisions on other statutory matters.
Council is a corporate body and can only make decisions by resolution. This means a motion must to be put to a properly-convened meeting and can only be passed by a majority vote.
With the exception of the Mayor, who chairs the meeting, all members present at a council meeting vote on every motion put to the meeting. The Mayor has a casting vote only if the voting is tied.
To keep track of decisions made by council a register is kept and updated to show how implementing the decision is progressing - this is known as the Resolution Register.
A list of Elected Members is available here.