BONTOC, Mountain Province –Outgoing third-termer Mayor Franklin Odsey assured incoming municipal officials led by Mayor-elect Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., of smooth transition when they assume their posts on June 30, 2022.
Mayor Odsey in a recent meeting with the Department Heads, Unit Heads/ Section Chiefs, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Lourdes Claire Peel of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and representative of incoming mayor-elect Tudlong formed a Local Governance Transition Team (LGTT) to facilitate an effective and orderly turn-over of responsibilities, properties, records and logistics to the new officials.
This is to assure that everything is set in place for the implementation and continuity of the development programs which his administration prioritized this year.
Likewise, Mayor Odsey during the meeting expressed his gratitude to all the elective officials and employees of the Bontoc LGU for their support to his administration in the past nine years.
The department heads in turn thanked the mayor for his strong, competent and inspiring leadership that bring out the best of Bontoc.
Through DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2022-029, the LGTT must ensure the safekeeping of LGU records and documents and the protection of LGU assets during the election period; and guarantee the smooth local governance transition of the new and re-elected officials on June 30, 2022.
In addition, the LGTT must conduct an inventory of LGU properties including immovable properties such as land, buildings, infrastructure facilities and their improvements, and pieces of machinery made immovable as well as movable properties such as vehicles, office equipment, furniture, fixtures, and office supply stocks.
It will also include the securing and preservation of all official documents and records of transactions particularly the Governance Assessment Report, Commission on Audit report, contracts and loan agreements, comprehensive development plan, local development investment plan, annual investment plan, comprehensive land use or physical framework plan, capability development plan, executive-legislative agenda, organizational structure, inventory of personnel by nature of appointment and executive orders.
This will also include documents covered by the Full Disclosure Policy particularly the annual budget, statement of debt service, statement of receipts and expenditures, annual procurement plan, annual Gender and Development (GAD) accomplishment report, statement of cash flow, bid results on civil works, goods and services and consulting services, report of Special Education Fund (SEF)utilization, trust fund utilization, manpower complement, unliquidated cash advances, supplemental procurement plan, 20 percent component of the Internal Revenue Allotment utilization and report of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund utilization.
A Thanksgiving mass and a turn-over ceremony to include a briefing on the governance assessment report will be held on June 30, 2022, at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.