Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

The Mayor’s Chaplain Father Matthew Gibbon opened the Meeting in Prayer

1.

Apologies for absence

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Jones, Councillor L E Smart and Councillor Raymond Thomas.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Jones, Councillor L E Smart and Councillor Raymond Thomas.

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.

 

Note:

 

a.    Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest; and

 

b.    Where Members withdraw from a meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave.

Decision:

Councillor S Slater Declared her Interest in Item Five – Appointment to Committees 2015 / 2016 – Paragraph 1.0 as a Member is a relative.

Minutes:

Councillor S Slater Declared her Interest in Item Five – Appointment to Committees 2015 / 2016 – Paragraph 1.0 as a Member is a relative.

3.

Formal Election of the Mayor

  • Retiring Mayor’s Address

 

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

Decision:

Councillor D Isaac was elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016.

Minutes:

Councillor A Jones proposed Councillor D Isaac as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016 and was seconded by Councillor P Williams.

 

Resolved unanimously that:

 

Councillor D Isaac be elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016.

 

The retiring Mayor Councillor B E Mansbridge then addressed the Council giving details of his year as Mayor.

 

Gareth Chapman Chief Executive then presented Councillor Mansbridge the retiring Mayor with the Past Mayor’s Medallion and also presented Mrs Brenda Mansbridge the outgoing 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 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

Decision:

Councillor M Davies was elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016.

Minutes:

Councillor T Chaplin proposed Councillor M Davies as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016 and was seconded by Councillor K Moran.

 

Resolved unanimously that:

 

Councillor M Davies be elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2015 – 2016.

 

The Civic Party then 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 Gareth Chapman Chief Executive.

 

Councillor D Isaac addressed the Council thanking the Members for his election to the Office of Mayor.

 

Bouquets of flowers were then presented to Mrs Brenda Mansbridge the Outgoing Mayoress, Councillor Margaret Davies Deputy Mayor and Mrs Deborah Isaac Mayoress.

5.

To appoint Chairs and agree Committee Membership for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 401 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Appointment to Committees 2015 /2016 report was accepted subject to any minor amendment being reported back to Full Council at the next appropriate Meeting.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Appointment to Committees 2015 /2016 report be accepted subject to any minor amendment being reported back to Full Council at the next appropriate Meeting.

6.

To agree the Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year 2015 / 2016 was agreed.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Committee Cycle for the Municipal Year 2015 / 2016 be agreed.

7.

To agree Representatives to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 421 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendations were accepted

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

·         The representatives as set out in Paragraph 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

·         Consideration be given to the submission of a report to the Standards Committee regarding the appropriate dispensation for Champions.

8.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Decision:

The Mayor advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.

9.

To receive communications received by His Worship the Mayor

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Huw Lewis AM, Freemen of the Borough Lord Ted Rowlands CBE, Sir Stanley Thomas OBE and Mr Stan Thomas MBE.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Huw Lewis AM, Freemen of the Borough Lord Ted Rowlands CBE, Sir Stanley Thomas OBE and Mr Stan Thomas MBE.

The Mayor’s Chaplain Father Mark Prevett closed the Meeting in Prayer

 

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