Agenda and draft minutes

Annual General Meeting (AGM), Full Council
Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Tel: (0116) 257 2775 Email: democratic.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Link: Listen to the audio recording of this meeting via the Council's audio platform (.mp3)

Items
No. Item

1.

Calling to Order of the Meeting

The meeting of the Council will be called to order to receive His Worship The Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Minutes:

The meeting of the Council was called to order to receive His Worship The Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

The meeting was led in prayer by the Reverend to the Mayor.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors Mrs R H Adams and L A Bentley.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

None.

5.

Presentations

5a.

Citizen of the Year (2019/20)

To confer the civic recognition of ‘Citizen of the Year’ for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

Minutes:

Councillor G A Boulter proposed that the civic recognition of Citizen of the Year for

2019/20 be conferred upon Miss Amy Paynton.

 

The Mayor presented Miss Paynton with a silver salver and a floral presentation as a token of gratitude.

5b.

Young Citizen of the Year (2019/20)

To confer the civic recognition of ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

Minutes:

Councillor R E R Morris proposed that the civic recognition of Young Citizen of the Year for 2019/20 be conferred upon Master Corey Goodson.

 

The Mayor presented Mr Goodson with a silver salver, a certificate and a cheque as a token of gratitude.

6.

Address by His Worship Councillor David M Carter

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked his fellow Councillors, the Council’s Senior Management, the Deputy Mayor, the Mayor’s Secretary and his family for all their support during the past year and reflected on a number of highlights during his term of office. A floral presentation was provided to the Mayor’s Secretary as a token of appreciation.

7.

Appreciations

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor J W Boyce, led the appreciations for the outgoing Mayor’s term of office.

8.

Election of the Mayor (2019/20)

To elect the Mayor of the Council for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Mrs L M Broadley, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Councillor Mrs Lynda Eaton JP be duly elected to the Office of Mayor for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

 

The newly-elected Mayor read aloud the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and duly signed the Register. Her Worship the Mayor and her Consort, Councillor Robert F Eaton, were invested with their respective Chains and Insignia of Office.

 

The Mayor addressed the meeting, thanking the outgoing Mayor for his excellent work, together with her Proposer and Seconder for their nominations. It was announced that Leicester Children’s Holidays would be the Mayor’s nominated charity for the municipal year.

 

The Mayor presented Councillor David M Carter with his Past Mayor’s Medallion.

9.

Election of the Deputy Mayor (2019/20)

To elect the Deputy Mayor of the Council for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor D A Gamble, seconded by Councillor Mrs S Z Haq and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Councillor Mrs Lily Kaufman be duly elected to the Office of Deputy Mayor for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

 

The newly-elected Deputy Mayor read aloud the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and duly signed the Register. The Deputy Mayor and her Consort, Councillor Jeffrey Kaufman, were invested with their respective Chains and Insignia of Office.

 

The Deputy Mayor addressed the meeting, thanking her Proposer and Seconder for their nominations.

 

The outgoing Mayor’s Consort and Deputy Mayor’s Consort were presented with floral presentations by the Mayor’s Consort.

10.

Appointment of Office Holders, Council Bodies & Memberships (2019/20) DOCX 2 MB

Report of the Senior Democratic Services Officer / Legal Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report (as set out on pages 1 - 13 of the of the agenda reports pack) which asked it to approve the appointment of Office Holders and Committees, Boards, Panels, Forums and Working Groups of the Council, together with the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Members to serve thereon for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20.

 

The Leader of the Council advised that the revised Council bodies structure set out at Appendix 4 of the report remained a working draft, and requested that delegated authority be given to the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer to make any subsequent and necessary amendments.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)          The current political balance of the Council and the proportionality arrangements as a result thereof in terms of eligible Member representation and allocation of seats on Council bodies by political group be noted;

(ii)        The nominated appointments of Office Holders and Council bodies and the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Members to serve thereon for the ensuing municipal year 2019/20 be approved;

(iii)       The revised structure of Council bodies (as set out at Appendix 4 to the report) be noted; and

(iv)       Delegated authority be given to the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer to make any subsequent amendments to the structure of Council bodies as appropriate.

11.

Schedule of Council & Allied Meetings (2019/20) DOCX 2 MB

Report of the Senior Democratic Services Officer / Legal Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report (as set out on pages 13 – 31 of the agenda reports pack) which asked it to approve and adopt the Schedule of Council and Allied Meetings for the municipal year 2019/20.

 

The Leader of the Council requested that the first meeting of the Community Safety Partnership scheduled for Monday 10 June 2019 be moved to Monday 17 June 2019, and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer to make any further amendments to the meeting schedule during the 2019/20 municipal year as appropriate.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The Schedule of Council and Allied Meetings for the municipal year 2019/20 as set out in the Appendices be approved and adopted (as amended); and

(ii)     Delegated authority be given to the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer to make any further amendments to the Schedule during the 2019/20 municipal year as appropriate.

12.

Newly-Elected Mayor's Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor invited all those in attendance to accompany her to a Reception following the Annual General Meeting to be held at Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby.