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City of Palmerston annual report 2008-09



City of Palmerston annual report 2008-09


City of Palmerston


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30 Council achievements for 2008/09 To effectively manage the business of the city of Palmerston Good Governance Effective management Administrative support, including minute taking and electronic support systems were provided for Council meetings. Minutes and Agendas from Council meetings were made available to the public through the internet site. Councils Policy Manual was updated to reflect amended and new policies resulting from decisions of the Council. Council staff prepared financial reports as required by legislation, including the annual financial statements. The finance section provided payroll services for Council staff and elected members. Accounts payable and receivable transactions were completed, including rates payments, dog registration and permits. Financial budgeting and planning processes were enhanced in accordance with new local government legislation and accounting standards. Goods and Services Tax related accounting and Business Activity Statements were prepared. Asset accounting was enhanced through a new policy to comply with local government legislation and asset classifications were reviewed. The financial asset register and internal audit of debtor categories was completed. A number of contracts were reviewed to reduce Councils operational expenditure. Staff implemented improvements to records reporting and the electronic file management system was upgraded. All incoming and outgoing correspondence was processed in accordance with our customer service standards. Councils records system complied with the Information Act 2002. The Senior Management Team meets on a weekly basis to address strategic policy and planning issues. Councils insurance policies, including excess and cover, were reviewed based on claims history for each insurance classification. Council continues to face the challenge of balancing emerging community needs and managing increased and changing standards of assets with resource constraints and changing service level expectations.

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