Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

The Mayors Chaplain opened the meeting in Prayer

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors A Kitcher, G Lewis and L E Smart

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council are reminded of their personal responsibilities to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

No declaration of interests were made

3.

Formal Election of the Mayor

  • Retiring Mayor’s Address

 

  • Presentation of the Past Mayor’s Medallion to the outgoing Mayor of the Council

Minutes:

Councillor Malcolm Connelly proposed Councillor Paul Brown as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2011 – 2012, which was seconded by Councillor L Elliott.

 

A vote was undertaken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

Councillor Paul Brown be elected Mayor for the Municipal Year 2011 – 2012.

 

The Mayor Councillor Clive Tovey addressed the meeting and thanked all Councillors, Officers, family and friends together with the citizens of the County Borough for their support over the past year.  The Mayor advised that over £15,000 had been raised for his charity this year.

 

Councillor Howard Barrett presented the retiring Mayor with the Past Mayor’s Medallion.

 

 

 

 

4.

Formal Election of the Deputy Mayor

  • The civic party will retire for the exchange of Regalia and Chains of Office

 

  • The civic party will re-enter the Council Chamber and the Oaths of Office will be administered by the Chief Executive to the incoming Mayor and Deputy Mayor

 

  • The incoming Mayor will address the Council in thanks for his election to the Office of Mayor and will propose a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor

 

  • Presentation of bouquets

Minutes:

Councillor Jeff Edwards proposed Councillor Lisa Mytton as Deputy Mayor as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2011 – 2012, which was seconded by Councillor H Barrett.

 

A vote was taken o the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

Councillor L Mytton be elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2011 – 2012

 

The Civic Party retired for the exchange of regalia and Chains of Office.

 

The Declarations of Acceptance of Office were administered to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor by the Chief Executive.

 

Councillor Paul Brown addressed the meeting, thanking the Council his election to the office of Mayor and stating that his chosen charity for 2011 – 2012 will be the McMillan Cancer Support.

 

Bouquets of flowers were presented to Ms Leslie Sullivan and Mrs Kathryn Brown by Chloe Brown ad Beth Mytton.

 

5.

To appoint Chairs and agree Committee Membership for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

Council note the contents of the report and agree the appointments as set out in the report.

 

In the event of a vacancy arising, delegated authority be granted to the Political Leaders to agree and nominate a Councillor to such vacancy and to advise the Chief Executive.

6.

To agree the Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

The Committee Cycle for the Municipal Year 2011 / 2012 be approved.

 

7.

To agree Representatives to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

The appointment of Councillors as Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Champions and Representatives to outside bodies as set out within the report be approved and in the event of a vacancy arising, delegated authority be granted to the Political Leaders to agree and nominate a Councillor to such vacancy and to advise the Chief Executive.

8.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

Dai Havard MP and Huw Lewis AM gave their apologies and wished the Mayor every success in his forthcoming mayoral year in office.

 

Freemen of the Borough Lord Rowlands, Sir Stanley Thomas and Stan Thomas gave their apologies and also wished the Mayor every success in his forthcoming Mayoral year in office.

9.

To receive communications received by His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

There were no communications from His Worship the Mayor

The Mayors Chaplain closed the meeting in Prayer

 

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