Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies received from Councillors Nick Churchill, Shona Johnson, Stefan Mullard and Russell Perrin.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2017 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

A cheque for £2000 was presented to the Chair’s charity, the Friends of Harlow Sculptures and Gibberd Gallery, for 2016/17.

 

The chair gave her review of the Municipal year.

 

Thanks were given and a gift presented to two Officers from the Corporate and Governance Support Team for the persona support that had been provided to the Chair throughout her term in office.

 

Thanks were given and flowers presented to Vice-Chair, Councillor Sue Livings, for her support throughout the year.

 

5.

Presentation of Civic Awards

Minutes:

The chair presented the following Civic Awards to local individuals, in recognition of their commitment and contribution to the local community:

 

            Volunteers of Harlow Foodbank

            Simon Pankhurst

            Vicky Calver – parkrun and Catherine Penketh – Junior parkrun.

            Alan Brooking

            Ryan Lambert

 

6.

Election of the Chair of the Council and Declaration of Acceptance of Office

The Chair will call for nominations for the appointment of Chair of the Council for 2017/18 (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected and invest him/her with the chain and badge of office.

 

The Chief Executive will call on the elected Chair of the Council to sign a declaration of acceptance of office.

 

The newly elected Chair of the Council will give an acceptance speech.

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Garnett proposed and Councillor Joel Charles seconded the nomination of Councillor Sue Livings.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Sue Livings is elected as Chair of the Council for 2017/18 and is invested with the chain and badge of office.

 

Councillor Livings signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and gave an acceptance speech.

 

She thanks her colleagues and fellow Councillor for her appointment as Chair of the Council and also thanks Councillor Edna Stevens for her service to the town during her term in office.

 

She announced that her chosen charities would be St Clare Hospice and Action for Family Carers.

 

From this point, Councillor Sue Livings chaired the meeting.

7.

Election of Vice-Chair of the Council and Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

The Chair will call for nominations for the appointment of Vice-Chair of the Council for 2017/2018 (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected and invest him/her with the chain and badge of office.

 

The Chief Executive will call on the elected Vice-Chair of the Council to sign a declaration of acceptance of office.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark Wilkinson proposed and Councillor Emma toal seconded the nomination of Councillor Maggie Hulcoop.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Maggie hulcoop is elected as Chair of the Council for 2017/18 and is invested with the chain and badge of office.

 

Councillor Hulcoop signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and gave an acceptance speech.

 

8.

Election of Leader of the Council

The Chair will call for nominations for appointment of Leader of the Council (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Tony Durcan proposed and Councillor Waida Forman seconded the nomination of Councillor Jon Clempner.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Jon Clempner is elected as Leader of the Council. 

 

9.

Appointment to the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 19 KB

The Chair will call for the Leader to announce his/her Deputy Leader and appointments to the Cabinet.

Minutes:

Councillor Jon Clempner announced his Cabinet as follows: (Appended)

 

Councillor Emma Toal               Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Youth and Community.       

Councillor Mike Danvers          Portfolio Holder for Resources.

Councillor Tony Durcan -            Portfolio Holder for Regenerations and Enterprise.

Councillor Waida Forman          Portfolio Holder for Governance

Councillor Danny Purton          Portfolio Holder for Environment

Councillor Mark Wilkinson       Portfolio Holder for Housing.

 

 

 

10.

Appointment to Committees, Sub Committees and Panels of the Council and their Chair and Vice Chair. pdf icon PDF 26 KB

The Chair will call for nominations to the membership of Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels of the Council and their Chairs and Vice- Chairs.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

A.   Councillors are appointed as members/substitute members of Council Committees, sub Committees and Panels as set out in agenda item 10. (Appended)

 

B.   Chair and Vice-Chairs of Committees, Sub Committees and Panels are appointed as set out in agenda item 10. (Appended)

 

11.

Appointment of Member Champions pdf icon PDF 12 KB

The Chair will call for nominations for appointments of Member Champions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Member Champions nominated for appointment are agreed as detailed in agenda item 11. (Appended)

 

12.

Nomination for Appointment of Council Representatives on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 25 KB

The Chair will call for nominations for appointment of Council representatives on the outside bodies as listed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Council representatives nominated for appointment to the outside bodies are agreed as detailed in Agenda Item 12. (Appended)

13.

Calendar of Meetings 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 33 KB

To approve the calendar of meetings for the 2017/18 municipal year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the calendar of meetings for 2017/18, aas outlined in Agenda Item 13, is approved.

14.

Matters of Urgent Business

Minutes:

None