Agenda

Annual Council Meeting, Full Council
Wednesday 20th May 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton (Ext 37611) 

Items
No. Item

1.

Tributes in Memory of Councillor Chris Blanchard-Cooper and Honorary Alderman Tony Squires

The agenda will relfect those who passed in service with other notifications then being introduced by the Chairman.

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Retiring Chairman's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the retiring Chairman may desire to lay before the Council.

4.

Appointment of Chairman of the Council

To appoint Councillor Mrs Amanda Worne as Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.   As Councillor Mrs Worne was appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman of the Council and Chairman Elect for 2020/21 by ballot at the Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2019 (Minute 8 confirms), the vote will be a named vote in accordance with Virtual Meeting Procedure Rule 9.

 

          Once appointed, the newly elected Chairman will read out the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

 

5.

Vote of Thanks to Retiring Chairman

To propose a vote of thanks to Councillor Mrs Jeanette Warr for the services rendered by her as Chairman of the Council during the past year.

6.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman of the Council and Chairman Elect

In accordance with Article 4.2(c), the Council will consider nominations put forward by each of the Political Groups for the position of Vice-Chairman of the Council for 2020/21 and Chairman Elect for 2021/22. 

 

          The vote will be a named vote in accordance with Virtual Meeting Procedure Rule 9.

 

          The newly appointed Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year will read out the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

 

 

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council held on 19 February 2020, which are attached.

8.

Declarations of interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)  the item they have the interest in

b)  whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

c)  the nature of the interest

d) if it is a pecuniary or prejudicial interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak under Question Time

9.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the Chairman may desire to lay before the Council.

10.

Appointment of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council

In accordance with Article 7, to appoint Councillor Dr James Walsh as the Leader of the Council and Councillor Francis Oppler as the Deputy Leader of the Council.

11.

Appointment of Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 221 KB

In accordance with Article 7, to note the appointment of Cabinet Members as confirmed by the Leader of the Council in the attached report.

 

          The Council is also asked to note that the Leader of the Council has created an eighth Cabinet Portfolio and reallocated executive functions from the Corporate Support Cabinet Portfolio to a new Commercial and Business Development Cabinet Portfolio as set out in the notification attached.

 

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12.

Appointments to Committees pdf icon PDF 327 KB

 

           To make appointments to the Scrutiny and Regulatory Committees, the Standards Committee and other Working Parties, Panels etc, including the confirmation of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of these Committees, Working Parties etc.

 

           As appointments are still being confirmed by the Group Leaders, this report will be circulated separately.

 

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13.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To make appointments to Outside Bodies, as submitted by the Leader of the Council, as set out in the report to be circulated separately to the meeting.

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14.

Appointment of Councillor Directors of any Council Owned Companies

There are no appointments to report.

15.

Appointment of Other Group Leaders pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To note the appointments of the other Group Leaders and Deputy Leaders, as set out in the attached report.

16.

Change to the Members' Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Council is recommended to accept the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel into a review of the Special Responsibility Allowances payable to Cabinet Members from the introduction of an eighth Cabinet Portfolio.

 

This report will be circulated separately to the agenda.

17.

Changes to the Constitution - Virtual Meetings pdf icon PDF 536 KB

The Council is asked to note the decision taken by the Monitoring Officer, as attached.

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18.

Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs Faye Catterson pdf icon PDF 545 KB

The Council is asked to endorse the decision taken by the Chief Executive, as attached.

19.

Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs Tracey Baker pdf icon PDF 547 KB

The Council is asked to endorse the decision taken by the Chief Executive, as attached.

20.

Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs June Caffyn pdf icon PDF 285 KB

As this request was received after the Council had resumed its Calendar of Meetings, this report seeks approval to an extended period of period from meetings for Councillor Mrs June Caffyn.