Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 7.00 pm

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Items
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17.

Calling to Order of the Meeting

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

Minutes:

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

 

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

18.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors M L Darr, D A Gamble, F S Ghattoraya, Mrs Samia Z Haq and C D Kozlowksi.

19.

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.

20.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting(s) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting(s) in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meetings held on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 (Annual General Meeting) and Tuesday, 4 June 2019 (Extraordinary) be taken as read, confirmed and signed (as amended).

21.

Action List(s) Arising from the Previous Meeting(s)

There was no Action List(s) arising from the previous meeting(s).

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The absence of any actions arising from the meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 be noted by Members.

22.

Motions on Notice

To consider any Motions on Notice in accordance with Rule 14 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

None.

23.

Petitions, Deputations and Questions

To receive any Petitions, Deputations and, or, to answer any Questions by Members or the Public in accordance with Rule(s) 11, 12, 13 and 10 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

24.

Mayor's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor in accordance with Rule 2 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

24a.

List of Official Mayoral / Deputy Mayoral Engagements (July 2019) DOCX 19 KB

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was:

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The list of Official Engagements attended by The Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor be noted.

25.

Leader's Statement

To receive any statement from the Leader of the Council in accordance with Article 2.9.2(ii) of Part 2 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council presented a Statement outlining his recent work, the administration’s plans and an overview of recent decisions taken since the previous meeting of the Council.

26.

Review of Newly-Established Council Bodies' Terms of Reference and Allocation of Additional Seats (July 2019) DOCX 2 MB

Report of the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 14-23 of the agenda, which asked it to approve an increase in, and allocation of, membership to the Audit Committee and Environment Working Group and to adopt Terms of Reference for newly-established Council Bodies.

 

It was moved by G A Boulter, seconded by Mrs L M Broadley and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The membership of the Audit Committee be increased from 5 Members to 6 Members, with the additional seat allocated to the Conservative Group and Cllr Miss P V Joshi appointed to the seat;

(ii)     The membership of the Environment Working Group be increased from 4 Members to 5 Members, with the additional seat allocated to the Conservative Group and Cllr Miss P V Joshi appointed to the seat;

(iii)   The Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, People Committee, IT and Communications Working Group and Constitutional Working Group be approved; and

(iv)    The amendments to the Constitution made by the Head of Law & Democracy/Monitoring Officer under delegated powers be noted.

27.

Midlands Connect The Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor – Proposal for an Economic Development Strategy DOCX 2 MB

Report of the Head of Built Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 24-39 of the agenda, which asked it to become a signatory to the proposed Trans-Midland Trade Corridor devised by Midland Connect and become a member of the A46 Partnership.

 

A Member requested reassurance that the report was accurate insofar as it stated that there were no financial implications arising from the recommendations. The Deputy Chief Executive confirmed that the report was accurate in this regard.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by L A Bentley and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The Council become a signatory to the ‘Midlands Connect: The Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor – Proposal for an Economic Development Strategy; and

(ii)     The Council become a Member of the A46 Partnership.

 

Votes For                  19

Votes Against          0

Abstentions             2