Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Full Council - Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting, livestream on Youtube

Contact: Democracy Office 

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29.

In Memory

To hold a time of remembrance for former colleague and Councillor Tom Porter.

Minutes:

The Mayor asked members to join him in a minute silence in remembrance of former colleague and councillor Tom Porter.  Members then paid tribute to Tom and passed on their condolences to his family.

30.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 457 KB

To receive, as read, the Minutes of the proceedings of the previous Council meeting, and to confirm them or otherwise.

Minutes:

RESOLVED         The Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 30th July 2020 were agreed as an accurate record.

31.

Election of the Leader of the Council and Appointment by the Leader of the Deputy Leader and the Executive pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To elect the Leader of the Council and to note the appointments by the Leader of the Deputy Leader and the Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor asked for nominations for Leader of the Council for  the term of office set out in Article 7.03 of the Constitution.

 

It was moved by Councillor Lian Pate and seconded by Councillor Tony Martin that Councillor Mark Townsend be appointed as Leader of the Council.

 

On being put to the vote the motion was declared to be CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED

 

That Councillor Mark Townsend be appointed Leader of the Council for the term of office set out in Article 7.03 of the Constitution.

 

The Mayor then invited Councillor Mark Townsend to inform Council of his appointments of Deputy Mayor and Executive which were as follows:

 

Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Lian Pate

Executive Member for Housing - Councillor John Harbour

Executive Member for Community and Environmental Services - Councillor Afrasaib Anwar

Executive Member for Economy and Growth - Councillor Asif Raja

Executive Member for Resources and Performance Management - Councillor. Sue Graham

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appointments of Deputy Leader and the Executive be noted.

 

Members then congratulated the new Leader and the outgoing Leader thanked those who had helped during his time of office.

 

 

32.

Adjourment of meeting

Minutes:

The Mayor adjourned the meeting to allow Group Leaders to consider the next item of business on the agenda regarding appointments to Committees and the consequential vacancies arising from the appointment of the new Leader and Executive.

 

 

The meeting reconvened at 7.50 pm

33.

Constitutional Updates and Consequential Vacancies and Appointments to Committees arising from the Leader/Executive Appointments. pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider constitutional updates, and inform Members of call-in waivers which related to Urgent Executive Decisions.  To consider vacancies including those arising from the appointment of a new Leader of the Council and Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Council`s constitutional updates and  appointments to Committees and the consequential vacancies arising from the appointment of the new Leader and Executive.

 

The Mayor informed Council that Councillor Townsend had resigned his position as Deputy Mayor in order to accept the Leadership of the Council.  Therefore a casual vacancy had arisen for the position of Deputy Mayor and asked for nominations to appoint a Deputy Mayor `Pro Tem` until the next meeting of the Council.

 

It was moved by Councillor Margaret Lishman and seconded by Councillor Cosima Towneley that Councillor Anne Kelly be appointed Deputy Mayor `Pro Tem` until the next meeting of the Council. 

 

On being put to the vote the motion was declared to be CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    That approval be given for Councillor Anne Kelly to be appointed Deputy Mayor `Pro Tem` until the next meeting of the Council;

 

2.    The approval be given to the following appointments to the Scrutiny Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.

Councillor Andrew Newhouse to replace Councillor Peter Gill  Councillors Tony Martin and Paul Campbell to replace Councillors Mark Townsend and Lian Pate

 

3.    That approval be given to the following appointment to the Development Control Committee for the remainder of the municipal year

Councillor Peter Gill to replace Councillor Ivor Emo

 

4.    That approval be given to the following appointment to the Member Structures and Support Working Group

Councillor Andrew Newhouse to replace Councillor Cosima Towneley for the remainder of the municipal year

 

5.    That all other consequential appointments arising from the appointment of the new Leader and Executive be deferred to the next meeting of the Council`

 

6.     That the additions to the delegations to the Head of Streetscene and to the Strategic Head of Economy and Growth relating to the granting of pavement licences and to the Strategic Head of Economy and Growth regarding student accommodation be noted;

 

7.    That the Urgent Delegated (Council Function) decision by the Chief Executive relating to the appointment of a temporary Environmental Health Officer be noted;

 

8.    That it be noted that call-in was waived for Urgent Executive Decisions relating to Crematorium repairs, Discretionary Business Grant amendment 2 and appointment of a temporary Environmental Health Officer position.

34.

Mayor`s Communication

Minutes:

The Mayor paid tribute to Burnley resident Lindsay Sharples who was the first citizen to have been presented with the Mayor`s Medal for her heroic efforts in raising money for the NHS, Pendleside Hospice and Rosemere centre whilst battling illness.  At the request of the Mayor Councillor Anne Kelly who had nominated Lindsay for the award, also praised Lindsay for her courage and thanked the Mayor for presenting the award which had been much appreciated by Lindsay and her family.

The Meeting finished at 7.55 pm