Council Committee Remuneration Policy

1.0  Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to set of the remuneration, if any, payable to external parties who are on Timaru District Council committees and subcommittees.

2.0  Background

Timaru District Council has a number of Committees and Subcommittees that can include members who are Councillors, Community Board members and external parties.

Remuneration for Councillors and Community Board members is determined by the Remuneration Authority.  This includes payments for Resource Consent hearings.  No other meeting fees are payable in regards to Council meetings.

District Licensing Committees can comprise elected members and external parties. Fees payable to Committee members are determined by the Minister of Justice.

External parties that are co-opted to any Council Committees and Subcommittees generally receive a meeting fee of $130 per day unless otherwise resolved by Council. This includes the Local Arts Scheme Assessment Committee, Youth Initiatives Subcommittee and Resource Planning and Regulation Committee.

The Audit and Risk Subcommittee includes an independent appointee with remuneration of $2,000 per meeting.

Historically some committees have operated on a voluntary basis.  This includes the Te Moana Water Supply Committee and the Rangitata/Orari Water Race Committee.

The Youth Council includes a meeting fee of $25 per meeting.

3.0  Key Definitions

Remuneration – financial consideration paid to Committee members.

4.0  Policy

That the Council pays meeting fees to members of the public that are co-opted to any Council, Committee or Subcommittee as follows:

Te Moana Water Supply Committee

$0

Rangitata/Orari Water Supply Committee

$0

Youth Council

$25 per meeting

Audit and Risk Subcommittee

$2,000 per meeting

District Licensing Committee

As determined by Minister of Justice

All others

$130 per day

Travel expenses for elected members and co-opted members of the public are based on actual and reasonable costs consistent with the Elected Members Allowances and Recovery of Expenses Policy.


Adopted Policy & Development Committee 22 November 2016