Aga Town Council

Welcome to the Aga Town Council page.

Committees and their structures

The Aga Town Council is made up of 3 permanent committees and an Assembly Steering Committee.

[Permanent committees]
  • General, educational, social and welfare committee
  • Industry and construction committee
  • Publicity and public hearing committee
[Assembly Steering Committee]
  • Assembly operation

Clerical work under the control of the relevant permanent committee

Jurisdiction of the permanent committees are as below.

[General, educational, social and welfare committee]
  1. General affairs
  2. Townspeople’s life
  3. Health and welfare
  4. Firefighting
  5. Educational committee
  6. Matters that are not under the jurisdiction of other committees
[Industry and construction committee]
  1. Agriculture, forestry, commerce and industry
  2. Sightseeing
  3. Construction
  4. Water and sewage services
[Publicity and public hearing committee]
  1. Publicity
  2. Public hearings
[Assembly Steering Committee]
  1. Assembly steering
  2. Assembly rules and regulations concerning committees
  3. Chairperson’s inquiries

Supervisory auditor, agricultural committee member and some council members of the Office Work Association

[Audit committee]
[Central and Eastern Welfare Office Work Association of Niigata Prefecture]
[Gosen Regional Sanitation Association]
[Sakura Welfare and Health Office Work Association]
[Niigata Prefectural Association for Elder People’s Health-care]

Year-round assembly

This sets the assembly period as 1 year wherein assemblies can be held as required according to the assembly’s judgment.

[The year-round assembly is executed throughout the year]
This system determines the period and date of regular assemblies based on town regulations so that the assembly opening date can be foreseen.
[Period of Town Assembly]
One year from May 1 to the following April 30 every year. (This does not apply when there is a dissolution and an election)
[Assembly convocation]
The town mayor convened the assembly until last year, but from this year, opening and adjournment will be repeated under the authority of the chairperson. (The town mayor convenes only at dissolution, election and the initial assembly)
[The year-round assembly is executed throughout the year]
Tate can be foreseen.
[Session settlement]
The period was settled at the session each time an assembly was held up until now, but our present regulations appoint the dates for regular assemblies.
  • Date to open an assembly (The date to open an assembly is reviewed every year)
  • Chairperson convenes an assembly on a day not settled by regulations as required.
[Assembly name]
Assemblies held in July, September, December and March are called regular sessions. Assemblies held other than these regular sessions are called the ‘Xth session of the month of X’, not extraordinary meetings.
[Reason for introducing year-round sessions]
Up until now the session period was settled at assembly sessions and the assembly adjourned when the period was over. This way the council was only able to act until the next period according to the decision made. But now, by setting the period as 1 year, an assembly can be managed proactively and effectively. The assembly and committee activities will be substantial and the council will be vitalized further. Also, when an urgent matter such as a disaster occurs, it will be handled swiftly because the council will lead the way.

About hearings

There are two kinds of assemblies: Regular sessions held 4 times a year (June, September, December and March) and extraordinary meetings held as the occasion demands. Anyone can attend by going through specified procedures. Please come to hearings because important town administration issues are decided.

[Steps]
Fill in the required items in the attendance book prepared at the reception desk for attendees on the 3rd floor of the town office’s main building. Change into slippers and enter from the gallery entrance. Switch off your cell phone in the gallery.
[General instructions for while in the gallery]
  1. Do not shout or clap your hands.
  2. Do not wear a headband, armband, sash or helmet. Do not display posters, banners or flags.
  3. Do not wear coats, mufflers or caps unless permitted by the chairperson due to a special reason such as being sick.
  4. Do not eat, drink or smoke.
  5. Do not photograph or record without the chairperson’s permission.
  6. Do not conduct any acts that obstruct the proceedings.
In addition, persons with dangerous objects and intoxicated persons cannot enter the gallery.
If you have any questions about hearings, please inquire with the Town Council Secretariat.

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