Function and Duties of a Councillor

Aggressively represent the concerns of the citizens of the division of a clear, well researched and articulate manner.

  1. Attend regular monthly meetings of the Municipal Corporation in the Parish Capital.
  2. Attend the Municipal Corporation subcommittee meetings as required.
  3. Make sure representations to the Municipal Corporation in all matters concerning:
    • Municipal Corporation Roads - repairs & maintenance (get list from Council)
    • Public Cleansing, Garbage collection etc.
    • Maintenance of Parks and Markets.
    • Upkeep of Public Cemeteries
    • Installation of new streetlights and maintenance of existing streetlights.
    • Construction and maintenance of Public Sanitary conveniences.
    • Liaise with the Poor Relief Department in respect of the needs of the Poor in the Division.
    • Establishment and maintenance of minor water supply systems i.e. entombment of springs, construction and maintenance of catchment tanks and community wayside tanks.
    • Monitor the operations oh Children’s Homes for the Aged or the homeless, (Street People), to ensure their proper functioning.
    • To control Public Vending
    • Ensure the equitable allocation of all funds collected by the Municipal Corporationl among all Divisions in the Parish.
    • Recommend the establishment of public parking facilities.
    • Monitor the establishment and maintenance of Transportation Centers, especially in the main towns of the Parish
    • Streamline and regularize building regulations.
  4. Work with the members of Parliament to ensure that activities are not being duplicated
  5. Be generally available to your Divisional constitutions in order to answer questions, write recommendations give advice, etc.
  6. Attend Set-ups, Funeral Services, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Civic Ceremonies, etc. as part of your ongoing representational duties.
  7. Work with the Parish Development Committees in planning for the Division.
  8. Liaise with Agencies such as the Ministry of Social Security, NWA and JSIF and other NGOs and assist them to submit applications for projects in the community.
  9. Ensure the registration of individuals who qualify as contractors with the Municipal Corporation, the NWA and National Contracts Commission (NCC)
  10. Work closely with Zone Supervisors in the identifying the needs of the Division.