Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME & APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

ELECTION OF CHAIR(MAN) 2021/22

It is a legal requirement that the first formal business at the Annual General meeting shall be the election of a Councillor to be the Chair(man) of the Council. The term of office of the Chair(man) expires on the election of her/his successor at the Annual meeting of the Council in 2022. The present Chair(man) of the Council is Councillor Andy Furse who will preside over the election of his successor. Once the new Chair(man) is elected, she will make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

3.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIR(MAN) 2021/22

4.

MINUTES - 25TH MARCH 2021 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair(man)

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to complete the green interest forms circulated to groups in their pre-meetings (which will be announced at the Council Meeting) to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

6.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OR FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

These are matters of information for Members of the Council. No decisions will be required arising from the announcements.

7.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chair will announce this and give reasons why it has been agreed for consideration at this meeting. In making this decision, the Chair will, where practicable, have consulted with the Leaders of the Political Groups. Any documentation on urgent business will be circulated at the meeting, if not made available previously.

8.

ELECTION OF LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

The Council is required to elect a Councillor to be the Leader of the Council for the remainder of the 4 year election term from May 2021 AGM to May 2023 AGM.

 

The Council is asked to note that all decisions regarding the appointment of a Deputy Leader, Cabinet Members and portfolios, the executive delegation scheme and frequency of Cabinet meetings are decisions solely for the Leader to make and publicise in due course.

9.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES & PANELS & OTHER ASSOCIATED BUSINESS pdf icon PDF 112 KB

This report invites the Council to consider its non-executive and regulatory Committee arrangements for the Council Year May 2021 to May 2022 and associated annual business.

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10.

CONTINGENCY OPTIONS - DECISION MAKING POST MAY 7 2021 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

A report to consider arrangements for decision making post 7 May 2021.

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11.

REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL ON MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on Members’ Allowances.

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12.

PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Council, on 10th September 2020, adopted a Parental Leave policy and asked for 2 aspects to be further explored, to be reported back to the Council AGM in May 2021 regarding proxy voting; and options for handling casework.

13.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

14.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.