Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

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Opening Prayer

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Tim Williams opened the Meeting in Prayer

1.

Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, 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

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

Technical Issues

Some Councillors experienced technical difficulties during the Meeting and therefore did not vote on the item when these technical issues occurred.

3.

Formal Election of the Mayor

·         Retiring Mayor’s Address.

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton proposed Councillor M Colbran as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021 – 2022 and was seconded by Councillor G Thomas.

 

Resolved that:

 

Councillor M Colbran be elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021 – 2022.

 

The retiring Mayor Councillor H Barrett then addressed the Council.

 

Simon Jones then presented the past Mayor’s Medallion to Councillor H Barrett.

 

 

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 Senior Solicitor 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.

Minutes:

Councillor D Hughes proposed Councillor D Sammon as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021 – 2022 and was seconded by Councillor J Davies.

 

Resolved that:

 

Councillor D Sammon be elected as the Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021 – 2022.

 

The Civic Party then exchanged Regalia and Chains of Office.

 

The Declarations of Acceptance of Office were administered to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor by Simon Jones Senior Solicitor.

 

The Mayor Councillor M Colbran then addressed the Council.

5.

Appointment to Committees - 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton referred to the ‘Appointment to Committees 2021 -2022’ report and advised of the following amendments to the report:

 

Paragraph 4.1 – Portfolio for Housing and Public Protection should read Councillor Tony Rogers only

 

Paragraph 6.0 – Governance and Audit Committee Appointments – Councillor D Chaplin to be replaced by Councillor C Barry as a Substitute Committee Member.

 

Paragraph 9.3 – Statutory Licensing Committee (Licensing Act and Gambling Act) – should read:

Chair – Councillor H Barrett

Vice Chair Councillor C Tovey

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The changes to the Audit and Scrutiny Committee titles be approved

(b)  The functions of the Democratic Services Committee being performed by the Transformation, Commercialisation and Corporate Centre Scrutiny Committee be approved

(c)  The appointments and substitutions made to each of the Committees listed within the report be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

Portfolio for Housing and Public Protection:

Councillor Tony Rogers

 

Governance and Audit Committee Appointments – Councillor C Barry  - Substitute Committee Member

 

Statutory Licensing Committee (Licensing Act and Gambling Act):

Chair – Councillor H Barrett

Vice Chair - Councillor C Tovey

6.

Committee Cycle - 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton referred to the ‘Committee Cycle 2021 – 2022’ report.

 

Resolved that:

 

The amended Committee Cycle for the 2021 – 2022 Municipal year be approved.

7.

Representatives to Other Bodies 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton referred to the ‘Representatives to Other Bodies 2021 – 2022’ report and advised of the following amendments to the report:

 

Champions:

 

Homelessness Champion – Councillor T Rogers

 

Risk Management Champion – Councillor G Thomas

 

Safeguarding Champion – Councillor C Davies

 

Outside Bodies:

 

Cwm Taf Community Health Council – Councillor K Gibbs to be added

 

Corporate Parenting Board – Councillor B Carter to replace Councillor S Thomas

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The Representatives as set out n Paragraph 5.0 of the report be agreed subject to the following amendments:

 

Champions:

 

Homelessness Champion – Councillor T Rogers

 

Risk Management Champion – Councillor G Thomas

 

Safeguarding Champion – Councillor C Davies

 

Outside Bodies:

 

Cwm Taf Community Health Council – Councillor K Gibbs be added

 

Corporate Parenting Board – Councillor B Carter to replace Councillor S Thomas

 

 

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

8.

MTCBC Response to Audit Wales Report - Assessment of Progress to Address Key Concerns pdf icon PDF 462 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The acceptance of the recommendations made by Audit Wales in the report ‘Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Assessment of Progress to Address Key Concerns’ (Appendix 1) be approved

(b)  The actions contained within the report to address the recommendations made by Audit Wales in the report ‘Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Assessment of Progress to Address Key Concerns’ (Appendix 1) be approved

9.

Appointment of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The shortlisting and interview arrangements to appoint a new Chief Executive be approved

(b)  The granting of Delegated authority to the Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Pensions and Payroll to determine the recruitment timetable and any changes that may be required to be made to the interview panels in consultation with the Leader and Cabinet Member for Governance and Corporate Services be approved

10.

Welsh Language Annual Monitoring Report For 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To receive report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

11.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

 The Mayor advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

12.

To receive communications received by Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor

Closing Prayer

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Gareth Coombes closed the Meeting in Prayer

 

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