| CORPORATION OF HAMILTON
| PATI Information Statement
|Corporation of Hamilton
The introduction to the information statement should include the following:
|Section A: Structure, Organization and Legislation [s5(1)a]|
| Introduction: The Corporation of Hamilton consists of the Mayor and Eight Councillors who create Policies and Ordinances to guide the operations and services provided through the management and staff.
|Municipalities Act 1923
Municipalities Amendment Act 1994
Deputy Mayor Act Municipalities Reform Act 2010
Municipalities (Election ) Order 2011 Ministers (Change of Responsibilities and Style) (No 2) Order 2011
Hamilton Rating Ordinance 1972 Hamilton Wharves and Sheds Ordinance 1961 Pay and Display Voucher Parking Ordinance Hamilton (City Hall) Ordinance 1972
Hamilton (Regulation of Carriages) Ordinance 1994
Hamilton Sewage Ordinance 1951 Hamilton Building Ordinance 1954
Hamilton Public Entertainments (Control) Ordinance 1928
Hamilton (Garbage and Collection) Ordinance 1969
Hamilton Fee- Parking Ordinance 1981
Hamilton ( Fire Prevention) Ordinance 1951
Hamilton Traffic and Sidewalks Ordinance 1988
Hamilton (Victoria Park) Ordinance 1948
Hamilton (Point Pleasant Park) Ordinance 1948
Hamilton Extension Act 1951
Hamilton (Corporation Lands) Ordinance 1947
Municipalities (Hamilton Pay and Display Parking) Ordinance 1986
Municipalities Amendment Act 1995
Hamilton Traffic and Sidewalks Ordinance 1988
Amendment Ordinance 2002
Hamilton (Rating) Amendment Ordinance 2010
|Section B: 1) Functions, powers, duties of the Corporation [s5(1)b]|
|The Municipalities Act 1923 (amended) provides the authority for the Corporation of Hamilton to enact laws (Ordinances) and Policies to administer the functions, services and good order within the City boundaries.
|Section B: 2) Obligations under PATI Act [s5(1)b]|
|To provide an information statement for the public and promulgate it [s5],
|Section C: Services and Programmes [s5(1)c] :|
The Corporation provides a number of function services within the City of Hamilton. These include:
Design construction, maintenance and operation of all City owned properties including:
Design construction, maintenance and operation of City owned infrastructure including:
Issue and regulate Permits parking:
Create and organise
|Section D: Records and documents held [s5(1)d]|
|1932 – 2015 Corporation General Meeting Minutes 1932 – 2015 Corporation Committee Meeting Minutes 1990 – 2015 Tax records 1913 - 2011 Election records 1971 – 2013 Audited Financial Statements
|Application to Import a 40’ Container Use of City Parks & Other Public Spaces for Political Purposes Rental of City Parks: Terms and Conditions Rental for Usage of Corporation Premises: Terms and Conditions No. 6 Passenger Terminal Rental Application Form Rental of City Hall Theatre: Terms and Conditions Sponsorship Application Form Usage and Rental of City Hall Foyer Application Form Al Fresco Dining Policy Use of Helium-Filled Balloons in the City Display of Banners in the City Use of Corporation of Hamilton Docks by Local Tour Boats: Terms and Conditions Seaport Security Pass Application Form City Hall Grounds Rental
|Section F: Decision-making documents [s5(1)f]|
The Corporation of Hamilton:
The Corporation General meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Mayor’s Parlour. The Corporation monthly committee meetings are also open to the public. Notification of the meeting will be seven (7) days prior and the agenda will be posted three (3) days prior to the meeting. Agenda items of a restricted nature, as denoted in the Meeting Guide, are held in a closed door session.
The Corporation of Hamilton is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the City of Hamilton. The authority of the Corporation of Hamilton is contained in The Municipalities Act 1923 and subsequent amendments. The Corporation is empowered to pass Ordinances to maintain services and good order in the City. Anyone committing an offence against a Corporation Ordinance would be subject to prosecution by the Police.
Members and staff serve on Committees, each chaired by a Member and meet monthly, which then make recommendations to the full Corporation. Associated Members from the public can be added to the committees once approved by the full Corporation and are required to sign and abide by the Associate Members Code of Conduct.
The Corporation Committees are:
Considers and makes policy matters recommendations relating:
Considers policy matters relating to staff, Health and Safety compliance as well as the negotiations for the management, administrative and industrial collective agreements.
Considers policy matters relating to:
Considers policy matters and makes recommendations relating to:
Each Committee makes recommendations to the full Corporation for a final resolution.
The Corporation operates with a full-time staff of approximately 110 employees and an annual budget of approximately $21 million. Since April 1st 2014 the Corporation has had the authority restored to charge wharfage on all goods passing through the Port of Hamilton, ships wharfage or goods storage(demurrage); this accounts for approximately 22% of the Corporation’s revenue. Current revenue from municipal taxes accounts for approximately 40% of the annual revenue and 38% from other revenues, including parking and fees. The Corporation makes every effort to balance its budget each year.
The Corporation is required to present audited financial statements to the Minister responsible for the Municipalities by June 30th of each year.
Elections: Corporation elections are held every three (3) years during the first week following the first Sunday in May of the third year. Residents and Business Ratepayers of the City on parliamentary registers are eligible to vote in Corporation elections. An extraordinary election is held if a Member of the Corporation dies or resigns from office.
Policy Statement: The City of Hamilton will ensure that it is accountable and transparent to the public for its actions.
Description: The City of Hamilton acknowledges that it is responsible for providing good governance with respect to matters within its jurisdiction in an accountable and transparent manner by:
Accountability – The principle that the City will be responsible to its constituents for the decisions it makes and policies it implements, as well as its actions or inactions.
Constituents – The individuals who reside in the City of Hamilton and businesses, institutions, and other entities which have premises in the City of Hamilton.
Transparency – The principle that the City’s decision making process should be open and accessible to the public. Also, that the City ought to actively encourage and foster public access to and participation in its decision making process.
Policies and Practices:
2. Members of Council
3. Administrative Management (City Staff)
The City facilitates public involvement in its activities by providing for and hosting a variety of public meetings and public presentations to inform constituents of initiatives being considered by the City.
|Section G: The Information officer [s5(1)g]|
|The Chief Operating Officer & Secretary of the Corporation of Hamilton Edward E Benevides JP 17 Church Street Hamilton HM11 Bermuda Phone: 441-292-1234 ext. 202 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cityofhamilton.bm
|Section H: Any Other Information [s5(1)h]|
|Section I: Any Other Information To be Provided? [s5(1)i]|
|Section J: Information Statement: Copies and Updates [s5(2,3,4,5)]|
|Date Information Statement was updated: May 29th, 2015|
|Locations of Information Statement:|