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Power and Duties of the Municipal Council

     The Municipal Council of Dve Mogili Municipality is a body of local self-government, which comprises 17 Municipal Councillors elected by the residents in the municipality under the terms and procedures provided by law.
     The Municipal Council shall formulate the policy of the municipality’s growth and development in connection with the following activities:
     1. Municipal property, municipal enterprises, municipal finances, taxes and fees, municipal administration.
     2. The organization and development of the municipal territory and its component inhabited places.
     3. Education, health care, culture, extra-curricular activities.
     4. Public works and utilities.
     5. Social assistance.
     6. Protection of the natural environment and rational use of the natural resources of local importance.
     7. Conservation of cultural, historic and architectural monuments of local importance.
     8. Sports, recreation and tourism of local importance.


   The Municipal Council carries out functions related to Article 21 (concerning Article 27(4&5)) of the Local Self-Government and Local Administration Act, as well as other activities of local significance which lie beyond the competence of other authorities and have no executive functions.


Article 21 of the Local Self-Government and Local Administration Act


     (1) The Municipal Council shall:
     1. set up standing and select committees, and elect their members;
     2. establish the structure of the municipal administration and allocate funds from the municipal budget for staff wages;
     3. elect and remove its Chairman;
     4. elect and remove Vice Mayors on the advice of the Mayor;
     5. determine the remuneration of Mayors within the existing regulations;
     6. adopt the budget of the municipality, exercise control over its implementation and approve the relevant report;
     7. set the size of local taxes and charges within the statutory limits;
     8. make decisions on the acquisition, management, and disposal of municipal property, and define the Mayor's powers, and those of the District Councils, District Mayors and other Mayors;
     9. make decisions on the formation, reorganisation, and termination of municipal companies, and designate its representatives in such companies;
     10. make decisions on bank borrowing, interest-free lending, and municipal bond issues under terms and procedure provided by law;
     11. make decisions on the design and approval of general and detailed territorial development plans for the municipality or parts thereof;
     12. adopt municipal development strategies, projections, programmes and plans;
     13. define such requirements governing the activities of natural and legal persons within municipal boundaries as arise from the environmental, historical, social, etc., characteristics of the inhabited places, and from the condition of the existing technical and social infrastructure;
     14. make decisions on the establishment and termination of municipal foundations, and on the management of donated property;
     15. make decisions on the municipality’s participation in local authority associations in this country and abroad, and designate its delegates to such associations;
     16. create districts and mayoralties under terms and procedure provided by law;
     17. make proposals respecting changes in the administrative and territorial division, such as affect the territory and the boundaries of the municipality;
     18. make decisions to name or rename streets, squares, parks, engineering facilities, zones, recreation areas, etc., of local importance;
     19. consider and adopt decisions on the advice of District Councils and Mayors within its terms of reference;
     20. make decisions on the holding of referendums and general meetings on issues within its terms of reference;
     21. approve the municipality’s coat of arms and seal;
     22. confer honourary citizenship on Bulgarian and foreign individuals.
     (2) The Municipal Council shall resolve, also, other issues of local importance, provided that such issues do not fall within the exclusive terms of reference of any other authority.
     (3) The Municipal Council shall adopt Rules of Organisation and Activity for the Council and the administration whereby such matters shall be regulated as relate to the Council’s and its Committees’ organisation and conduct of business, and those of the District Councils and the municipal administration, the municipality’s participation in associations, and all other matters expressly provided by this Act.
     

Article 27 of the Local Self-Government and Local Administration Act


     (1) The Municipal Council shall be convened at least six times per year.
     (2) The Municipal Council’s sittings shall be valid, if more than half of all the Councillors are present.
     (3) The Municipal Council’s decisions shall be made by a majority of more than half of the Councillors present, in an open ballot. The Council may opt for a secret ballot.
     (4) The Council’s resolutions in pursuance of Article 21(1.1-4, 1.6-10, 1.16. 1.17 & 1.20) shall be made by a majority of more than half of all the Councillors.
     (5) The Council’s resolutions shall be announced to the public.

 
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Project “Modern and Effective Administration in the municipality of Dve Mogili”. Contract А 09-31-38С/12.06.2009
Тhis project is being implemented with the financial support of Administrative Capacity Operational Programme, co-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund.
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