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Advisory Board for Nature Reserves By-law, 2004
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6181 on 22 October 2004
- Commenced on 22 October 2004
- [Up to date as at 8 October 2021]
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law, words used in the masculine gender include the feminine, the singular includes the plural and vice versa, the Afrikaans text prevails in the event of an inconsistency between the different texts and unless the context otherwise indicates:—“Board” means the Advisory Board appointed by the municipality in terms of section 8 (1) of the Nature Conservation Ordinance, 19 of 1974;“first meeting” means the first meeting after all the members of the board have been appointed, whether such appointment be the first appointment of members to a board or an appointment in terms of section 3(2).“municipality” means the Municipality of Cederberg established in terms of Section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998, Provincial Notice 482 dated 22 September 2000 and includes any political structure, political office bearer, municipality or, duly authorised agent thereof or any employee thereof acting in connection with this by-law by virtue of a power vested in the municipality and delegated or sub-delegated to such political structure, political office bearer, municipalitylor, agent or employee;
2. Composition of BoardThe Board shall consist of six members, three of whom shall be appointed by the Premier of the Western Cape Province, and three by the municipality.
3. Term of office
4. Election of Chairperson
5. MinutesThe secretary shall keep the minutes of every meeting of the board in a book set aside for that purpose and such minutes shall be submitted by the secretary for confirmation at the next board meeting and if confirmed, shall be signed by the person presiding thereat.
Vacation of Office
8.A member of the board who is absent without leave of the board from three consecutive meetings of the board shall cease to be a member of the board unless the board at the following meeting condones such absence, which shall there upon be deemed to be absence with leave of the board.
9.A member of the board who is also a municipal councillor shall on ceasing to be a municipal councillor cease to be a member of the board; provided that such person may be reappointed a member of the board.
10.A member of the board who desires to resign therefrom shall lodge his resignation in writing with the secretary of the board.
11. CommitteesThe board shall be entitled to appoint from amongst its members such committees as it may deem to be desirable to assist it.
12. CompensationThe fees payable to members of the board for travelling and subsistence allowance shall be determined by the municipality.
13. Powers and FunctionsWithout in any way detracting from the generality of the powers of the board in terms of section 8 (1) of the Nature Conservation Ordinance, 19 of 1974, to advise the municipality and make recommendations to the municipality in connection with the management, control and development of the reserve, the board shall—(a)submit to the municipality annually before 31 October a draft estimate of the approximate expenditure and income which will be incurred and accrued during the following year in respect of the nature reserve;(b)from time to time furnish the municipality with recommendations regarding the admission fees, times of admission and stay in the nature reserve, temporary closing of the nature reserve, points of access, restriction of access of persons and vehicles and all other matters which are subject to the decision of the Director of Nature Conservation in terms of the Nature Conservation Regulations promulgated under Provincial Notice 955 dated 29 August 1975 and published in the Official Gazette dated 1 September 1975, or any amendments thereof;(c)from time to time furnish the municipality with recommendations regarding privileges which should be granted to members of recognized associations only;(e)investigate and submit recommendations to the municipality regarding complaints received from owners and/or occupiers of adjacent property.
History of this By-law
22 October 2004 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6181By-law commences.