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No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

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There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest

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There were no declarations of interest.

3.

To elect a Mayor for the ensuing year

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It was proposed by Cllr Christine Mills, seconded by Cllr Andrew Wynne, and resolved:

 

That Cllr Barry Findlay be elected as Mayor for the 2016/17 municipal year.

4.

To appoint a Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year

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It was proposed by Cllr John Reynolds, seconded by Cllr Roger Lawrence, and resolved:

 

That Cllr Elias Mattu be elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2016/17 municipal year.

5.

To pass a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor

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It was proposed by Cllr Steve Evans, seconded by Cllr Wendy Thompson, and resolved:

 

(1)  That the Council expresses to Cllr Ian Brookfield and Cllr Paula Brookfield its grateful appreciation for their work and service as Mayor and Mayoress of the city during the 2015/16 municipal year.

(2)  That a copy of the resolution of thanks to the Mayor should be transcribed and presented to the Mayor as a memento of his year in office.

6.

The Director of Governance to present a return of the Councillors elected on 5 May 2016

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The Director of Governance reported the names of the Councillors elected to office on 5 May 2016.

7.

The Mayor to welcome new Councillors and to move the vote of thanks to former Councillors

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The Mayor reminded Councillors of forthcoming civic events, particularly Armed Forces Day, on Saturday 25 June, and Civic Sunday, on Sunday 12 June, which would also be a celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

 

The Mayor welcomed Councillors Hazel Malcolm, Louise Miles, Anwen Muston, Zee Russell, Mak Singh and Udey Singh to the Council, and expressed the Council’s appreciation of the service provided by former Councillors.

 

Resolved:

That the Council place on record its appreciation of the valuable service rendered to the city by former Councillors Bishan Dass, Jas Dehar, Mark Evans, Lorna McGregor and Richard Whitehouse.

8.

The appointment of Executive, Scrutiny and Regulatory Bodies, etc. pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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Cllr Peter Bilson proposed, Cllr Andrew Johnson seconded, and it was resolved:

That Cllr Roger Lawrence be elected Leader of the Council for a four year term to 2020.

 

Cllr Roger Lawrence proposed, Cllr Andrew Johnson seconded, and it was resolved that the Council should make the following decisions based on the report tabled:

 

(1)  To approve the political balance of the Council, and how this is applied to appointments to Council bodies.

 

(2)  To note the appointment, by the Leader of the Council, of Councillors to the Cabinet, the specified lead Cabinet Member roles and Cabinet Panels.

 

(3)  To approve the appointment of Councillors to the Scrutiny Board, and Scrutiny Panels, including Chairs and Vice-chairs, subject to the amendments that Cllr Arun Photay sit on the Scrutiny Board (and not the Audit and Risk Committee), Cllr Patricia Patten be Vice-chair of the Scrutiny Board (and not on the Audit and Risk Committee), and Cllr Louise Miles sit on the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel.

 

(4)  To approve the appointment of Councillors to Regulatory, oversight and other committees and advisory groups, including Chairs and Vice-chairs, and the appointment of a Councillor Champion for Equalities, subject to the amendments that Cllrs Christine Mills and Andrew Wynne sit on the Audit and Risk Committee (and not on the Scrutiny Board), and Cllr Lynne Moran sit on the Corporate Parenting Board.

 

(5)  To approve the appointments to Joint Authorities/Committees and Outside Bodies, including lead, substitute lead and voting Councillors, subject to the amendment that Cllr Judith Rowley should be the designated lead member on the Transport Delivery Committee of the Integrated Transport Authority.

 

(6)  To approve the dissolution of the Petitions Committee, as previously recommended by the Special Advisory Group.

 

(7)  To authorise the Director of Governance to make such changes to the Constitution of the Council as are necessary and consequent upon the recommendations detailed above.

 


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