Central Otago District Council


Central Otago District Council is the territorial authority for the Central Otago District of New Zealand.[1]

Central Otago District Council
Type
Type
HousesGoverning Body
Term limits
None
History
FoundedMarch 6, 1989 (1989-03-06)
Leadership
Structure
Seats12 seats (1 mayor, 11 ward seats)
Length of term
3 years
Website
codc.govt.nz

The council is led by the mayor of Central Otago, who is currently Tim Cadogan. There are also 11 ward councillors.[1]

Composition


Councillors

  • Mayor Tim Cadogan
  • Vincent Ward: Tamah Alley, Lynley Claridge, Ian Cooney, Martin McPherson, Tracy Paterson
  • Cromwell Ward: Neil Gillespie, Shirley Calvert, Cheryl Laws, Nigel McKinlay
  • Maniototo Ward: Stuart Duncan
  • Teviot Valley Ward: Stephen Jeffery[1]

Community boards

  • Cromwell Community Board
  • Maniototo Community Board
  • Teviot Valley Community Board
  • Vincent Community Board[1]

History


The council was established in 1989, through the merger of Cromwell Borough Council (established in 1866),[2] Alexandra Borough Council (established in 1867),[3] Naseby Boroough Council (established in 1872),[4] Maniototo County Council (established in 1876),[4] and Vincent County Council (established in 1876).[4]

In 2020, the council had 154 staff, including 17 earning more than $100,000. According to the Taxpayers' Union think tank, residential rates averaged $2,156.[5]

References


  1. "About Central Otago District Council". codc.govt.nz. Central Otago District Council.
  2. Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966: Cromwell
  3. Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966: Alexandra
  4. Fraser, B (editor), The New Zealand Book of Events. Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986.
  5. "Ratepayers Report". ratepayersreport.nz. Taxpayers' Union.