Agenda and minutes

Annual Meeting, Council (SMDC) - Thursday, 16th May, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. View directions

Contact: Linden Vernon 01538 395613  Email: linden.vernon@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

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Prayers were offered by Reverend Dr Phil Lockett

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1.

Former Councillor - Terry Gibson

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Councillors observed a minute’s silence in memory of former Councillor Terry Gibson who had recently passed away.

2.

Remarks by the retiring Chairman of the Council

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The Chairman, in his retiring speech highlighted a number of events and visits undertaken during the year at which he had met many wonderful people.  He thanked members and officers and event organisers for their support and, in particular, paid tribute to his wife Anne.  The many events for the Chairman's charities during the year had raised approximately £5,000 for the Royal British Legion and the Donna Louise Trust.

 

3.

Election of Chairman of the Council

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RESOLVED:

That Councillor K. Flunder be appointed as Chairman of the Council until the next Annual Meeting.

 

4.

Vote of Thanks to Retiring Chairman and Chairman’s Consort

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A vote of thanks to the retiring Chairman was moved by Councillor Ralphs and Councillors Gledhill and Malyon spoke in support.

 

5.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman of the Council

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Nominations were received for Vice-Chairman of the Council. A named vote having been called, voting was as follows:-

 

            Those voting for Councillor P. Roberts:

 

Councillors Aberley, Bond, Bowen, Davies, Deaville, Emery, Flunder, Hall, Hart, Heath, Herdman, Holmes, Hughes, Hulme, Jones, Lawson, Lea, McNicol, Plimley, Porter, Ralphs, Redfern, Riley, Roberts, Routledge, Scalise, Shaw, Sheldon, Wain, Ward and Worthington. (31)

 

            Those voting for Councillor P. Wood

 

Councillors Alcock, Atkins, Bentley, Brady, Cawley, Coleman, Elkin, Gledhill, Hawkins, Hoptroff, Jackson, Johnson, Malyon, Martin, Page, Plant, Price, Salt, Swindlehurst, Taylor, Whitehouse, Wilkinson, Wood.(23)

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor P. Roberts be appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Council until the next Annual Meeting.

 

6.

Declarations of interest

1.    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

2.    Other Interests

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The following declarations were made:-

 

Agenda Item

Member Declaring

Interest

Nature of Interest

General - Matters relating to Licensing

Cllrs. Wain, Deaville and P. Wilkinson

Other – anything related to licensing.

 

7.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 28 February 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to a  reply to be issued to Councillor Cawley in response to a question raised relating to the collection of Council Tax.

 

8.

Chairman's announcements and correspondence

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The Chairman explained his expectations for the orderly conduct of Council meetings for the year ahead and confirmed that he was in the process of finalising his fundraising activities and would inform councillors of these in due course.

9.

Election of Leader of the Council

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RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor S.E. Ralphs MBE be appointed as Leader of the Council.               

 

10.

To receive the Leader's report on the appointment of Members to serve on the Cabinet and their respective portfolio responsibilities pdf icon PDF 36 KB

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RESOLVED:          

 

That the allocation of seats on the Cabinet be approved as follows:-

 

            Cllr. S. Ralphs                      Leader – Finance, Arts and Regeneration

            Cllr. M. Deaville                    Leisure and Sports, (Deputy Leader)

            Cllr. T. Hall                            Customer Services

            Cllr. M. Bowen                      Communities

            Cllr. S. Scalise                      Environment

            Cllr. E. Wain                          Planning, Development & Property

 

11.

To receive the allocation of seats on Overview and Scrutiny Panels and Committees/Boards from Group Leaders

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RESOLVED:

 

That the allocation of seats on Overview and Scrutiny Panels/ Committees/Boards etc., as submitted by Group Leaders, be approved.

 

12.

Election of Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Panels and Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Committees pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Panels and Committees, as attached to these minutes be approved.

 

 

13.

To confirm the appointment of Officers to the Local Plan Working Steering Group as follows: Executive Director (Place), Regeneration Manager, Senior Regeneration Officer (Planning Policy).

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RESOLVED:

 

That the appointment of the following Officers to the Local Development Framework Working Party be confirmed:

 

·         Executive Director (Place)

·         Regeneration Manager

·         Senior Regeneration Officer (Planning Policy)

14.

To make appointments to Outside Bodies for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That appointment of representatives on outside bodies be approved.

 

15.

To receive Members' Attendance Records 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Schedule of Members' Attendances for 2018/19 be received, subject to amendments raised by councillors.

 

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To receive Members' Allowances Records 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Schedule of Members' Allowances for 2018/19 be received, subject to amendments raised by councillors.

 

17.

To approve the Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 be approved, subject to further consideration by members and individual committees with regards to the start time of some meetings.

 

18.

Exclusion of the Press and Public:

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RESOLVED:   

 

That, pursuant to Section 100A(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100 I (1)  of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the Paragraphs indicated.

 

19.

To approve the exempt minutes of the previous meeting.

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RESOLVED:

 

That the Exempt Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 28 February 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.