Background
Background

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
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C 20/1

Election of Chair of Council for 2020/2021

Minutes:

Prior to seeking nominations for Chair for the municipal year 2020-2021, the Chair stated that she had been a Copeland Borough Councillor for 25 years and was proud of Copeland, its Officers and the public, especially in the current pandemic emergency.

 

It was then moved by Councillor Steven Morgan that Councillor Charles Maudling be elected Chair of Council for the municipal year 2020-2021. This was duly seconded by Councillor David Moore and following a 30 second pause to allow for any Member to indicate otherwise, it was

 

RESOLVED – unanimously that Councillor Charles Maudling be elected Chair of Council for the 2020-2021 municipal year.  Councillor Charles Maudling then took the Chair.

 

C 20/2

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hugh Branney and Peter Tyson.

 

C 20/3

Appointment of Deputy Chair for 2020/2021

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor James Date that Councillor Felicity Wilson be elected Deputy Chair of Council for the municipal year 2020-2021. This was duly seconded by Councillor Andy Pratt and following a 30 second pause to allow for any Member to indicate otherwise, it was

 

RESOLVED – unanimously that Councillor Felicity Wilson be appointed Deputy Chair of Council for the 2020-2021 municipal year.

 

C 20/4

Minutes of the Special and Extra-Ordinary meetings held on 10 February 2020 and the Extra-Ordinary meeting held on 5 May 2020 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Minutes of the Special and Extra-Ordinary meetings held on 10 February 2020 and the Extra-Ordinary meeting held on 5 May 2020.

 

Following a 30 second pause to allow for any Member to indicate otherwise, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings held on 10 February 2020 and 5 May 2020 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

C 20/5

Declarations of Interest in Agenda Items

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest given at this meeting.

 

C 20/6

To note Appointment of Members to the Executive and responsibilities

Minutes:

Prior to consideration of this item the Mayor thanked the outgoing Chair Joan Hully for her hard work during her term of office and congratulated Councillors Charles Maudling and Felicity Wilson on their appointments. 

 

The Mayor then highlighted the Council’s achievements during 2019/20 and thanked all Members and the staff for their continued support.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic crisis, particular thanks go to all members of the Copeland Staff, Management team, and those in the emergency services and other key roles.

 

The Mayor was pleased to announce that the Council had extricated itself from a very costly PFI agreement and thanked Pat Graham, Chief Executive; Steven Brown, Director of Finance and Andrew Smith, advisor for their work in bringing this about.

 

The Mayor notified Council of his Executive appointments and their portfolio responsibilities for the 2020-2021 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

 

A short adjournment took place due to technical issues.

 

When the meeting resumed, and following a 30 second pause to allow for any Member to indicate otherwise, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Executive appointments and portfolios be noted.

 

C 20/7

Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies for 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a proposal to appoint Councillors to Committees and Outside Bodies, to approve the co-option of an Independent Member to the Audit Committee and the appointment of statutory independent persons for code of conduct matters.

 

A vote was then taken by way of a roll call.

On a vote of 29 For, 0 Against and 1 Abstention, it was therefore:-

 

RESOLVED – that

a)      The appointments to committees as shown at Appendix A of the report be noted.

b)      The appointment of Mr Michael Bonner as Independent Member to the Audit Committee until the Annual Meeting in 2021, be confirmed.

c)      The appointments of Mr Anthony Payne and  Mr Henry Holmes as statutory independent persons for code of conduct matters until the Annual Meeting in 2021, be confirmed.

d)      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 2021 be noted and endorsed.

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

 

C 20/8

Calendar of Virtual Meetings for 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the proposed calendar of virtual meetings for the 2020-2021 municipal year.

 

Following a 30 second pause to allow for any Member to indicate otherwise, it was:

 

RESOLVED – that the calendar of meetings for the 2020-2021 municipal year be approved.

 

 

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