Thursday, March 28, 2013

Municipal announcements

Yesterday the rename of two municipalities was announced in the Royal Gazette.
  • Tha Nam Oi (เทศบาลตำบลท่าน้ำอ้อย), Phayuha Khiri district, Nakhon Sawan province, renamed to Tha Nam Oi Muang Hak (เทศบาลตำบลท่าน้ำอ้อยม่วงหัก) [Gazette]. The municipality covers both of the subdistricts Tha Nam Oi and Muang Hak, but so far only one of the subdistricts was represented in its name.
  • Ban Dan (เทศบาลตำบลบ้านด่าน), Phayuha Khiri district, Ubon Ratchathani province, renamed to Ban Dan Khon Chiam (เทศบาลตำบลบ้านด่านโขงเจียม) [Gazette]. The municipality covers parts of the subdistrict Khong Chiam, which was previously not represented in its name.
Both name changes were effective February 25, and were both discussed in the board meeting on December 26 2012. Strangly, apparently neither of them was approved by the board to consider name changes - at least the above linked meeting transcript does not mention it, nor did the announcements itself mention in which meeting the name change was approved.

 I haven't yet had the time to write up on two further municipal announcements from last Friday, changes in the boundaries of municipalities and TAO.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If there aren't any more changes, those two villages from Khlong Khwang and Sai Noi will still have other parts within their respective TAO areas. The area of Mu 5 currently under the jurisdiction of Sai Noi Municipality is just about half of the whole village area.

As to Chao Phraya Surasak, the sanitary area defined in 1970 and 1991 included the whole (or at least, most of) Nong Kham Subdistrict, which was not practical because up to now the TAO Nong Kham has been always existed. This change is kind of to officially transfer the area in dispute to the TAO so that both of them can apply for the status upgrade without obstacles.

Andreas Hörstemeier said...

Thanks a lot for clearing up my questions. I should have looked into my available resources more deeply, then I would have found that the case of overlapping area between Chao Phraya Surasak municipality and Nong Khem TAO was already discussed in a board meeting in 2005 (see transcript), and the decision was in the same meeting on December 25th 2012 as the name changes mentioned in the posting. It is really strange to see that it took 18 years to clear up the area a local government unit which by law shouldn't be created at first due to lack of area to administrate.