Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed the new Members to their first meeting of Council and wished them well for their next 5 years in office. 

 

No apologies for absence were received. 

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 declarations of interest were made. 

3.

Presentation of National Award Certificate for Road Safety to Aeden O'Neill

Minutes:

The Mayor, Councillor P Brown, welcomed Aeden O’Neill to the meeting and on behalf of the Authority congratulated him on his National Award Certificate for Road Safety.

 

4.

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 H Barrett proposed Councillor L Mytton as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2012-13, which was seconded by Councillor C Tovey.

 

A vote was undertaken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

Councillor L Mytton be elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2012-13.

 

The retiring Mayor, Councillor P Brown, addressed the meeting outlining many of the memorable events during his year as Mayor and thanked Councillors, Officers, Family, Friends and his Chaplain together with the citizens of the County Borough for their support.   The Mayor advised that £64,763 had been raised for his charity this year.

 

Gareth Chapman then presented the retiring Mayor with the Past Mayor’s Medallion and also presented the retiring Mayoress with the Past Mayoress’ Pendant. 

5.

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 / her election to the Office of Mayor and will propose a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor
  • Presentation of bouquets

Minutes:

Councillor D Jones proposed Councillor G Davies as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2012-13, which was seconded by Councillor L A Matthews.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

Councillor G Davies be elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2012-13.

 

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 L Mytton addressed the meeting, thanking the Council for her election to the Office of Mayor and stating that her chosen charity for 2012-13 will be Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil.

 

Bouquets of flowers were presented to the retiring Mayoress, Mrs Katherine Brown,  the elected Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Mari Davies, and the outgoing Mayor’s Chaplain, Mrs June Carter- Evans, by Beth Mytton,  James Mytton and Jamie Brown. 

6.

To appoint Chairs and agree Committee Membership for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

It was noted that Councillors B Toomey and P Williams of the Labour Group have been confirmed as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council.    

 

The Leader of the Opposition Group is Councillor Richard Thomas and the Leader of the Minority Group is Councillor P Brown. 

 

RESOLVED that

 

(i)                 This item be deferred to the next Full Council Meeting on 23rd May 2012. 

 

(ii)               Delegated Powers are adopted in the interim in order that the Head of Paid Services (or if he is absent the Director of Community Services, Director of Customer Services or Chief Finance Officer) can make a decision upon any matter for reasons of urgency.   

7.

To agree the Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

(i)                 The Committee Cycle be agreed.

 

(ii)               Cabinet Meetings are moved from the 2.30 pm start to 4.00 pm start and that all other Committee starting times be determined by the appropriate Chair in consultation with the members of each Committee. 

8.

To agree Representatives to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

(i)                 The Authority be granted to the Political Leaders to nominate Representatives and to supply a list to the Chief Executive.

 

(ii)               Consideration be given to the submission of a report to the Standards Committee regarding the appropriate Dispensation for Champions. 

9.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

Dai Harvard MP,  Huw Lewis AM , Ted Rowlands, Sir Stanley Thomas and Stan Thomas gave their apologies and also wished the Mayor every success in her forthcoming Mayoral year in office.

10.

To receive communications received by Her Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

There were no communications from her Worship the Mayor. 

 

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