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Casual Vacancy Nominations

Kemnay Community Council

Casual Vacancy Nominations

for

4 New Community Councillors

Deadline for Nominations

Wednesday 18th May 2016

Download Nomination Form

Due to resignations at the March 2016 AGM, there are now casual vacancies  available for 4 new Community Councillors and nominations are now being sought.  We need enthusiastic applicants with new ideas willing to take on responsibility for developing and enhancing our village, improving the environment and community facilities.   In particular it is hoped to attract someone interested in Emergency Planning and Flood Prevention / Recovery issues.

The council is made up of 15 volunteers from the village and village businesses.   Apart from the Secretary who receives an honorarium, there is no payment for serving on the council although certain categories of expenses are reimbursed.   The Council meets on the last Thursday of every month except for the months of July, August and December and meetings usually last from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The meetings, which are friendly and non political, are usually attended by the Aberdeenshire Councillors and the Police, subjects discussed can be found in the current Agenda or copies of past Minutes but cover such matters as planning applications (for which we are Statutory Consultees), new housing developments, Local Development Plan, crime, vandalism, speeding, litter, dog poo, environmental issues, village initiatives, bus services, Christmas trees and Christmas lights, in fact just about anything to do with where YOU live … KEMNAY!

If you would like to stand for nomination the process is simple.  Download a copy of the Nomination Form from this website in pdf format below:

Nomination Form

or use the form in the May 2016 Newsletter, or collect one up from the Village Hall, Library, Post Office, Collies, Lingards or the Hair Shop, or email  secretary@kemnay.info and request one.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR NOMINATION

A person seeking election to a Community Council must be aged 18 years or over and either:

(a) appear on the Electoral Register for that Community Council area  at the date of being proposed for membership of the Community Council; or

(b) have during a period of at least three months preceding date of nomination had their ordinary or principal place of residence within the Community Council area and be eligible to have their name added to the Register at its next update; or

(c) the owner of a business located in a Community Council area, although not personally resident there

Each Candidate shall be nominated by a Proposer and a Seconder (neither of whom may be the candidate), both being persons whose names appear in the said Electoral Register for the Kemnay Community Council area. A Proposer or Seconder may only nominate one candidate. The Returning Officer shall not accept a nomination form where the Proposer or Seconder has been the Proposer or Seconder on a nomination form already accepted.  A copy of the Electoral Register is available for reference and inspection at Kemnay Library, Kendal Road, Kemnay.

COMPLETED NOMINATION FORMS SHOULD BE LODGED AND DELIVERED TO:

Janet Newberry, Treasurer, Kemnay Community Council,

Kemnay Village Hall, Aquithie Road, Kemnay, INVERURIE, AB51 5SS

By no later than – 18th May 2016

In the event of there being more than 4 nominations submitted, an election will be necessary, which will take place on 22nd June in the Wainman Room, Village Hall, Kemnay, between 6 pm and 8 pm.