Agenda and draft minutes

Annual Council, Council
Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Leigh Webb  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

C. 1

ELECTION OF CHAIR

The election of Chair is the first item of business to be transacted.  Members are asked to adjourn this item to enable it to be considered under Part 2 of the Proceedings.      

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the election of Chair be adjourned to Part 2 of the Proceedings.

C. 2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are requested to declare any interests which they have in any items or issues before the Council for determination.

Minutes:

1.   Councillor Shori declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his partner is an employee of Bury Council.

 

2.   Councillor Jones declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a school within the Borough.

 

3.   Councillor Mallon declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a high school within the Borough.

 

4.   Councillor Bevan declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is employed at Summerseat Methodist Primary School.

 

5.   Councillor S Wright declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is employed at a Primary School in the Borough.

C. 3

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive as read and approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 19 April 2017. (copy attached)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 19 April 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.

C. 4

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive communications from the Mayor and any announcements by the Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive on matters of interest to the Council.

 

During this item, the Mayor will present certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury Community Awards”.

Minutes:

The Mayor referred to the recent passing of former Council Leader Derek Boden and Members observed a brief silence in his memory.

 

The Mayor presented certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury: Council Community Awards” as follows:-

 

Outstanding Contribution to a Township Award:  Winner Joanne Wilcock

 

Young Person or Young Persons’ Group:  Winner Bury Stars

 

Volunteer of the Year Award:  Winner Jacquie Morrison

 

Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum: Winner D-Caff

 

The Mayor and Councillors expressed their congratulations to the recipients and their thanks and appreciation to volunteers across the Borough who make Bury such a good place to live, work and visit.

 

C. 5

ELECTION OF COUNCILLOR 2017

To report on the outcome of the Council By-election, held on 4 May 2017, for the Besses Ward of the Metropolitan Borough

 

Minutes:

The Mayor reported the election of a Councillor following a by-election held on 4 May 2017 as follows:-

 

Ward

Councillor Elected

Besses

Andrea Simpson

 

C. 6

STATE OF THE BOROUGH DEBATE

Questions or comments will be invited from:-

 

          (a) Any Members of the public present at the meeting; 

          (b) Members of the Council;

 

          Providing that such questions relate to matters raised by the Leader in his statement.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Shori, Leader of the Council, made a statement on the State of the Borough describing the main achievements of the Council during 2016/2017.

C. 7

ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

The Leader moved, and Councillor Simpson seconded, that the report on the Annual Appointments for the 2017/18 Municipal Year be approved and adopted, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

1.   That the Strong Leader arrangements adopted by the Council in 2011/12, with a Cabinet of between two and ten Members be confirmed for 2017/2018.

 

2.   That the appointment of the Political Groups’ Leaders and Deputy Leaders as set out in Appendix A to this report be received. 

 

3.   That the appointment of the Cabinet, Deputy Cabinet Members and Shadow Cabinet for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix B to this report be noted.

 

4.   That the appointment of the Regulatory Committees, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and other bodies covered by the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix C to this report, be approved.

 

5.   That the appointments of the Audit Committee and other bodies not covered by or exempted from the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix D to the report, be approved.

 

6.   That the appointments to Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Joint Authorities for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year as set out in Appendix E to the report, be approved.

 

7.   That the appointments to the various other internal bodies, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix F to the report, be approved.

 

8.   That the appointments to the outside bodies for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix G to the report, be approved.

 

9.   That the Members Allowance Scheme for 2017/18 as set out in Appendix H be noted.

 

10.        That the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leaders of the political groups on the Council, be authorised to determine any appointments to bodies which remain to be filled and any changes in appointments or any new appointments to be made during the 2017/2018 Municipal Year.

 

11.        That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make appropriate consequential changes to the Council’s Constitution in order to reflect the allocation of portfolio responsibilities

C. 8

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Smith moved, and Councillor Kerrison seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for 2016/2017 be approved.

C. 9

CORPORATE PARENTING BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report is attached.

Minutes:

Councillor O’Brien moved, and Councillor Briggs seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That the Corporate Parenting Annual Report for 2106/17 be approved.

C. 10

ELECTION OF THE MAYOR 2017/18

 

You are also summoned to attend Part 2 of the Annual Meeting of the Council which will be held on the above date at 4.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bury for the purpose of transacting the following business:-

 

1.       To elect the Mayor for the Municipal Year 2017/2018

 

2.       To elect a Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2017/2018

 

3.       To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Mike Connolly and Mr Ian Hargreaves for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices and that Medallions be presented to them as tokens of their service as Mayor and Consort.

 

4.       To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Stella Smith and Mr John Smith for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Connolly moved that Councillor Dorothy Gunther be elected to the office of Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2017/2018, with Mr Michael Gunther as her Consort.

 

Councillor Daly seconded the nomination.

 

The Worshipful the Mayor, after calling for and not receiving any other nominations, declared the nomination carried and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Dorothy Gunther be duly elected Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2017/2018, with Mr Michael Gunther as her Consort.

 

The newly-elected Mayor then occupied the Chair, made and signed the Declaration required by the Local Government Act 1972 and thanked the Council for the honour conferred on her in electing her Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

 

C. 11

VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR AND CONSORT AND APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Jones, seconded by Councillor Walmsley and it was:   

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Michael Connolly be appointed Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2017/2018 and that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Connolly and Mr Ian Hargreaves for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion and performance of the important duties attaching to their offices and that medallions be presented to them as tokens of appreciation of their services as Mayor and Consort.

C. 12

VOTE OF THANKS TO OUTGOING DEPUTY MAYOR AND OUTGOING DEPUTY MAYORESSES

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor D’Albert and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Stella Smith and Mr John Smith, for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion and performance of the important duties attaching to their offices.