Council Meetings are held twice a month at 5.30pm. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Maitland Administration Centre, 263 High Street, Maitland.
An agenda is made available each Friday prior to Council meetings, listing all the items Council intends to consider at the meeting. It usually also contains Council officers' reports and recommendations on these matters. Councillors use these reports as a source of information and advice to help their decision making.
Council decisions are made by Councillors who are present at each meeting. All Councillors at the meeting may vote on every motion unless they have a conflict of interest.
Motions are passed if the majority of Councillors vote in favour. If there is a tied vote, the Mayor has a second casting vote.
On rare occasions, Council holds extraordinary meetings. These meetings are held outside the normal meeting cycle and are typically to consider urgent matters.