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The Mayor will preside and welcome those present.
The Mayor welcomed those present.
Declaration of Interests
Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
Exclusion of the Press and Public
To consider whether there are any items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.
There were no items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.
Announcements from the Mayor or Head of Paid Service
The Mayor reviewed his year of office and spoke of his most memorable moments.
Councillor Crouch had attended over 200 appointments during the year, the most being 8 engagements in one day. He spoke of his involvements with carnivals, meeting children in schools, awards ceremonies and graduations. In travelling about across each of the engagements the Mayor said he had learned such a lot about the Borough of Allerdale.
The Mayor thanked those who had helped him over the past year, especially the Deputy Mayor of Allerdale for his support, the Mayor’s Secretary and Democratic Services and many other Allerdale Officers.
During the year a total of £5,377.71 had been raised for the Mayors chosen charities which was distributed as follows; Allerdale COSC £2,250, Amy’s Care £2,250 and The Sid8 Foundation £877.71.
Election of the Mayor of Allerdale
(a) Nominations for the Mayor will be requested
(b) The incoming Mayor will receive the chain of office and take the Declaration of Acceptance of Office
(c) The incoming Mayor will take the chair
(d) The incoming Mayors escort will receive the chain of office
(e) The incoming Mayor will present the outgoing Mayor with a badge of office.
Councillor J Crouch invited nominations for the election of Mayor of Allerdale for the forthcoming year.
Councillor N Cockburn nominated Councillor Hilary Harrington to be elected Mayor of the Borough for 2019/20. This was seconded by Councillor M Jenkinson.
Councillor Cockburn said that Councillor Harrington would make an excellent Mayor, she was a much loved councillor who had served the people of Allerdale for many years.
A vote was taken in favour of Councillor Harrington, 32 in favour, 0 against and 11 abstentions. The motion was carried.
Resolved – That Councillor Hilary Harrington be elected Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year 2019/20.
Councillor Hilary Harrington took the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and assumed the Chair.
Election of Deputy Mayor of Allerdale
(a) Nominations for the Deputy Mayor will be requested
(b) The incoming Deputy Mayor will assume their place on the stage and receive the chain of office
(c) The incoming Deputy Mayor will take the Declaration of Acceptance of Office
(d) The incoming escort of the Deputy Mayor will receive the chain
Nominations were invited for the appointment of Deputy Mayor of Allerdale for the forthcoming year.
Councillor M Jenkinson nominated Councillor Malcolm Grainger to be elected Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year 2019/20. This was seconded by Councillor S Stoddart.
A vote was taken, 31 in favour of Councillor Grainger, 0 against and 12 abstentions. The motion was carried.
Resolved – That Councillor Malcolm Grainger be elected as Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the forthcoming year 2019/20.
Councillor Malcolm Grainger took the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and took his chair on stage.
Election of the Leader of the Council
a) Appointment of the Leader of the Council
To appoint a Leader of the Council until the AGM 2023 (or for up to the end of his/her term of office as a member, whichever is the shorter).
b) Appointment of Deputy Leader and Members of the Executive and Scheme of Delegation
To receive, from the Leader of the Council, information on the Deputy Leader and Executive members and the Scheme of Delegation for the discharge of the Executive functions of the Council.
Councillor H Harrington invited nominations for the election of Leader of the Council for the next four years.
Councillor S Stoddart proposed Councillor M Fitzgerald as Leader for the next four years. This was seconded by Councillor M Jenkinson.
A vote was taken, 32 in favour of Councillor M Fitzgerald, 0 against and 12 abstentions. The motion was carried.
Resolved – That Councillor Marion Fitzgerald be elected Leader of the Council for the next four years.
Councillor M Fitzgerald thanked Councillors for electing her to the office of Leader, welcomed the new Mayor and paid tribute to the outgoing Mayor.
She said that ‘the election result shows that people want change and things done in a different way. The Council has a real opportunity here and I am optimistic we can all settle our past differences and work together’.
In accordance with the Councils constitution, Councillors received details of the Leaders chosen Executive and the Council’s Authority to Act in respect of the Executive.
Councillor Marion Fitzgerald’s chosen Executive were as follows:
Councillor Mark Jenkinson – Deputy Leader – Portfolio for Economic Growth
Councillor Mike Johnson – Portfolio for Corporate Resources
Councillor George Kemp – Portfolio for Environmental Quality
Councillor John Cook – Portfolio for Governance and Regulatory Services
Councillor Stephen Stoddart – Portfolio for Housing, Health and Wellbeing
Councillor Paul Scott – Portfolio for Transformation
Resolved – That the membership of the Executive and the Authority to Act be noted.
To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 6 March 2019.
The minutes of the Council meeting held on 6 March 2019 were signed as a correct record.
To confirm the memberships and terms of reference of committees for the forthcoming year.
Councillors considered nominations to Committees, Panels and Tribunals for 2019/20. Their Terms of Reference were also considered.
Resolved – That -
a) The Terms of Reference, as detailed in Appendix B of the report, be agreed
b) The Committees, Panels and Tribunals memberships for 2019/20 be agreed as below;
c) The Scheme of Delegation in respect of Council functions to Officers, as asset out in Section 10 of the Constitution, be agreed.
Audit Committee (7)
Chair: Janet King Vice Chair: Alan Tyson
Chief Officer’s Employment Panel (5)
Chair: Marion Fitzgerald Vice Chair: Mark Jenkinson
Development Panel (12)
Chair: Nicky Cockburn Vice Chair: Malcolm Grainger
Discretionary Housing Payments (3)
Chair: Carole Armstrong Vice Chair: Tony Markley
Licensing Committee (15)
Chair: Ron Munby Vice Chair: Adrian Kirkbride
Overview and Scrutiny Committee (12)
Chair: Alan Pitcher Co-Chair: Iain Greaney
Personnel Tribunal (5)
Chair: Tony Markley Vice Chair: Daniel Horsley
Standards Committee (7)
Chair: O. Martin Vice Chair: Peter Gaston
Member Development Working Group (9)
Chair: Malcolm Grainger Vice Chair: Herbert Briggs
To confirm the appointment of representatives to serve on Outside Bodies.
Members considered the appointment of representatives on outside bodies and Joint Committees for the ensuing year(s) which were a function of Council.
Resolved – The appointment of representatives on Outside Bodies and Joint Committees for the ensuing year(s) be as follows:
The Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer submitted a report which sought members to consider and approve the calendar of meetings for the period June 2019 to May 2020.
A vote was taken. The motion was unanimously agreed.
That the calendar of meetings for the period June 2019 to May 2020 as set out in Appendix A of the report be approved.