Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence received from Councillors P Brown, L Smart and C Tovey.

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.

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 L A Matthews proposed Councillor G Davies as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013-14, which was seconded by Councillor T Lewis.

 

A vote was undertaken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED that:

 

Councillor G Davies be elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013-14.

 

The retiring Mayor, Councillor L Mytton, addressed the meeting outlining many of the memorable events during her year as Mayor and thanked Councillors, Officers, Family, Friends and her Chaplain together with the citizens of the County Borough for their support.  The Mayor advised that £42,000 has been raised for her charity this year.

 

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

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 Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Customer Corporate Services 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 D Roberts proposed Councillor B E Mansbridge as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013-14, which was seconded by Councillor K Moran.

 

A vote was taken on the motion, and it was

 

RESOLVED that:

 

Councillor B E Mansbridge be elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013-14.

 

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 G Davies addressed the meeting, thanking the Council for his election to the Office of Mayor and stating that his chosen charities for 2013-14 will be Macmillan Cancer Care and Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil.

 

Bouquets of flowers were presented to the retiring Mayor, Councillor L Mytton, the elected Mayoress, Mrs Mari Davies, and the elected Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Mansbridge.

5.

To appoint Chairs and agree Committee Membership for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

Councillor N Greer stated that he wished to withdraw from the Social Services Scrutiny, Audit, and Democratic Services Committees.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

The appointments to various committees set out in the report be agreed subject to any amendments made by the appropriate political leader in agreement with the Chief Executive.

 

Following Councillor Greer’s withdrawal from the Social Services Scrutiny, Audit, and Democratic Services Committees, the appropriate political leaders to determine the allocation to these committees.    

 

 

 

 

6.

To agree the Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

The committee cycle as set out in the report be agreed, with the exception of paragraph 6.3 (Fact Finding Visit), which will be deleted and subject to a further discussion in due course.

 

Councillor N Greer abstained on this item. 

7.

To agree Representatives to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

The representatives set out in 2.0 of the report be agreed.

 

Delegated Authority be granted to the Political Leaders in the event of a vacancy arising to nominate representative(s) and to supply such agreed nomination to the Chief Executive.

 

A report to the Standards Committee regarding the appropriate dispensation for Champions be made as soon as possible. 

8.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

Dai Havard MP, Huw Lewis AM, Sir Ted 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 from the Mayor

Minutes:

There were no communications from the Mayor.

 

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