Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Board meeting transcripts are back

After more than a year without the board meeting transcripts, and thus no early notice about the municipal changes, now with another redesign of the website of the Legal Affair Bureau of the Permanent Secretary for Interior (สำนักกฎหมาย สำนักงานปลัดกระทรวงมหาดไทย) I finally discovered that the transcripts have reappeared. There were two changes - first they are now in PDF format instead of WinWord, which has the drawback that in some of the files the copy-and-paste does not work. The second change is that for this year the agenda of each meeting is shown in the overview page, and not just the agenda of those meetings already available as transcripts, but also those of the meetings still not held. To bad that for last year there are only the PDFs, thus I will have to check through them manually.

Thus according to this agenda list, this year the board has and will discuss until May 16
  • 26 TAO upgrades to municipalities (including one changing name with the upgrade),
  • 1 subdistrict municipality upgrade to a town municipality,
  • 1 TAO upgrade to a town municipality.
Of course there were other points on the agendas, like land reform acts, but those I won't cover, so I simply only mention the municipal changes. I have already started to post the summaries to the Thesaban Updates Blog, for example the transcript of the March 21 meeting can now be found over there.

Meeting number 19 from March 21 2012 with four TAO upgraded to subdistrict municipalities.
  • Som Wang (เทศบาลตำบลสมหวัง), Kong Ra district, Phatthalung province, effective April 6. The TAO was created in 1999, covers 28.34 km², 7 villages and 4,542 citizen.
  • Saen Hai (เทศบาลตำบลแสนไห), Wiang Haeng district, Chiang Mai province, effective April 6. The TAO was created in 1999, covers 22 km², 5 villages and 2,988 citizen.
  • Chanot (เทศบาลตำบลชะโนด), Wan Yai district, Mukdahan province, effective April 22. The TAO was created in 1999, covers 4.49 km², 5 villages and 2,432 citizen.
  • Tae (เทศบาลตำบลแต้), Uthumphon Phisai district, Sisaket province. Decision was moved to a later meeting.

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