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 D Lewis and J Taylor.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal 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:

A declaration of interest was received by Councillor I W Clark in regard to Item 05 of the Agenda as his son is a Co-optee member of the Integrated Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee.

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 H R Jones, Leader of the Council, reflected on the past Mayoral Year and paid tribute to the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress.

 

He then proposed Councillor Allan Jones as Mayor for the year 2007 – 2008, which was seconded by Councillor J Edwards.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED unanimously that Councillor Allan Jones be elected Mayor for the year 2007 – 2008.

 

The Mayor councillor Ian Clark 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 also advised the meeting that his charity had raised some £112,000.

 

Councillor R Clark 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 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 H O Thomas proposed Councillor Clive Jones as Deputy Mayor for the forthcoming year, which was seconded by Councillor B Toomey.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and it was

 

RESOLVED unanimously that Councillor Clive Jones be appointed Deputy Mayor for the year 2007 – 2008.

 

The civic party retired for the exchange of regalia and Chains of Office.

 

The Oaths of Officer were administered to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor by the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services.

 

Councillor Allan Jones addressed the meeting, thanking the Council for his election to the Office of Mayor.

 

Bouquets of flowers were presented to Mrs P Clark, Mrs A Jones and Mrs C Jones.

 

5.

To appoint Chairs and agree Committee Membership for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider a report from the Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Customer Corporate Services

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services led Council through the report.

 

RESOLVED to accept the appointment chairs and committee membership as shown within the report.

 

 

6.

To agree the Meeting Cycle for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report from the Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Customer Corporate Services

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services led Council through the report.

 

The Leader moved an amendment to the cycle of meetings that because of the Spring Bank Holiday that the Cabinet and Council meetings of the 30th May 2007 be cancelled and that the Cabinet meeting would be held on the 13th June 2007 and that the Council meeting would be held on the 27th June 2007.

 

It was also moved an amendment to the cycle of meetings that the Planning and Regulatory Committee be deferred from the proposed date of the 6th June 2007 for 1 week to the 13th June 2007.

 

The amendments were duly seconded.

 

RESOLVED that the report with the above amendments be accepted.

7.

To agree Representatives to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider a report from the Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Customer Corporate Services

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services led Council through the report.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted subject to delegated authority be granted to the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services in agreement with the Political Leaders to amend those nominated (where requested).

 

8.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

There was no other urgent business or correspondence to be dealt with.

9.

To receive communications received by His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

There were no communications received from His Worship the Mayor.

The Mayors Chaplain closed the meeting in prayer.

 

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