Background
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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

C 19/1

Election of Chair of Council for 2019/20

Minutes:

Prior to seeking nominations for Chair for the municipal year 2019-2020, the Chair paid tribute to Councillors John Bowman & Ray Cole, Aldermen Ossie Coyles, William Southward and Marjorie Higham who sadly passed away during the last administration.

 

The outgoing Members were also thanked for their contributions to the Council.

 

Since joining the Council in 1980 the Chair stated he had seen many changes and thanked all the staff for their help during that time.

 

It was then moved by Councillor Michael McVeigh, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED – unanimously that Councillor Joan Hully be elected Chair of Council for the 2019-2020 municipal year.  Councillor Joan Hully then took the Chair.

 

C 19/2

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Andy Pratt.

C 19/3

Appointment of Deputy Chair for 2019/20

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor David Moore, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED – that Councillor Charles Maudling be appointed Deputy Chair of Council for the 2019-2020 municipal year.

 

C 19/4

Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 9 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 9 April 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 April 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record, subject to amendment of Minute C87, page 5, second paragraph where ‘decommissioning is by shift workers’ be replaced by ‘reprocessing work is carried out by shift workers’.

C 19/5

To note Appointment of Members to the Executive and Responsibilities

Minutes:

Prior to consideration of this item the Mayor thanked the outgoing Chairman Peter Connolly for his hard work during his term of office and congratulated Councillors Hully and Maudling on their appointments.  The Mayor then highlighted the Council’s achievements during 2018/19 and thanked all Members and the staff for their continued support.

 

The Mayor notified Council of his Executive appointments and their portfolio responsibilities for the 2019-2020 municipal year as follows:-

 

Mike Starkie (Mayor)                  Portfolio holder for Strategic Leadership

David Moore (Deputy Mayor)    Portfolio holder for Nuclear and Corporate Services

Michael McVeigh                        Portfolio holder for Environment and Place

Gwynneth Everett                       Portfolio holder for Inclusive Communities

Steven Morgan                             Portfolio holder for Commercial Development

 

RESOLVED – That the Executive appointments and portfolios be noted.

 

C 19/6

Committee Structure, Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a proposal to amend the Council’s committee structure and the number of Councillors to be appointed to each, to approve the co-option of an Independent Member to the Audit Committee, the appointment of statutory independent persons for code of conduct matters and the recruitment of an additional Independent Person and to endorse the further appointment of the three existing members of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

 

RESOLVED – that

a)      The proposed amendments to the committee list and the amended terms of reference be approved and the Head of Commercial and Governance be delegated with the authority to make any consequential amendments to the Constitution necessary to reflect the proposed new and deleted committees.

b)      The number of Councillors appointed to each committee, as shown in Section 2 of the agenda report, be approved.

c)      The appointments to committees as shown at Appendix C of the report be noted, subject to Councillor Everett being removed from Audit Committee and authority being delegated to the Labour Group Leader and Chief Executive to appoint a replacement.

d)      The appointment of Mr Michael Bonner as Independent Member to the Audit Committee until the Annual Meeting in 2020, be confirmed.

e)      The appointments of Mr Anthony Payne, Mr Henry Holmes and Mr John Graham as statutory independent persons for code of conduct matters until the Annual Meeting in 2020, be confirmed.

f)       The commencement of the advertising process for a replacement independent person be agreed.

g)      The re-appointment of three members, Mr Richard Askew, Mr Phillip Robinson and Rev Keith Teasdale, to the Independent Remuneration Panel until the Annual Meeting in 2020 be noted and endorsed.

h)      The schedule of Outside Body appointments as detailed at Appendix D of the report be agreed.

 

 

C 19/7

Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the proposed calendar of meetings for the 2019-2020 municipal year.

 

RESOLVED – that the calendar of meetings for the 2019-2020 municipal year be approved, subject to the dates of Full Council being looked at and reported to the next Council meeting.

 

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