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To elect a Mayor to hold office until the appointment of a successor at the Annual
Meeting of the Council in 2019.
A one minute silence was observed to mark the death of Janet Sweetingham (councillor 1987-1995) who had recently passed away.
1. THE MAYOR
Councillor D Collins made a speech in relation to his year as Mayor.
Councillor Collins asked for nominations for the election of a Mayor to hold office until the appointment of a successor at the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019.
It was moved by Councillor Bassadone seconded by Councillor Williams and unanimously
That Councillor R Sutton be appointed Mayor to the Borough of Dacorum until the appointment of a successor at the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019.
Councillor D Collins vacated the chair which was taken by Councillor R Sutton who made her declaration of acceptance of office
The Mayor delivered a speech of acceptance.
COUNCILLOR R SUTTON
The newly elected Mayor referred to the duties carried out by Councillor D Collins as Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum during the previous year.
It was moved by the Mayor, seconded by Councillor Williams and unanimously agreed
That the Council tender to Councillor D Collins their most cordial thanks for the admirable manner in which he has discharged the duties of the office of Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum during the past year and place on record their appreciation of the energy and sound judgement which distinguished his actions during that period: That the Seal of the Council be affixed to a copy of this resolution: and that it be presented to him in recognition of his services as Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum.
To elect a Deputy Mayor to hold office until the appointment of a successor at the
Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019.
The Mayor asked for nominations for the appointment of the Deputy Mayor to hold office until the appointment of a successor at the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019.
It was moved by Councillor Griffiths, seconded by Councillor Elliot and unanimously
That Councillor Councillor T Douris be appointed Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum until the appointment of a successor at the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019.
Councillor T Douris made his declaration of acceptance of office.
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2018
The minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2018 were agreed by the Members present and were then signed by the Mayor.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received on behalf of Councillors Clark, Imarni, Fethney, Ransley, Ritchie and Mills
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest
No declarations of interest were made.
To receive official announcements and business brought forward by the Mayor and/or the Chief Executive.
There were no announcements made.
The Leader, cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny and Regulatory committees 2018/19
(a) To receive from the Leader of the Council the appointments of the Deputy
Leader and the other Members of the Cabinet and their respective Portfolios.
(b) To appoint the following Standing Committees and to nominate Members and
substitute Members to serve on them until the Annual Meeting of the Council in
Current Membership (Subject to change) Breakdown (to be announced)
Strategic Planning & 11
Environment Overview and
Finance & Resources 11
Overview and Scrutiny
Housing & Community 13
Overview and Scrutiny
Health in Dacorum 9 (Borough Members)
Audit Committee 6
Development Management 14
Appeals and Reviews 9
Licensing & Health & Safety 13
Appointments Committee 5
Electoral Review Committee 5
Not Politically Balanced:
· Standards Committee (5 Borough Members)
· Member Development Steering Group 8
· Joint Negotiating Committee 5
(c) To nominate the pool of Members who are trained, or who are to be trained, to
serve on the Appeals and Reviews Committee as and when required.
(d) To appoint the Chair/man, Vice Chair/man and Shadow Chair/man of the above
Committees, except the Standards Committee.
(e) The Chairman of the Standards Committee will be elected by the Committee
and substitutes are permitted.
Councillor Williams, submitted the list of Portfolio Holders (including the addition of a new Portfolio of Corporate & Contracted Services). He informed Members that there was an amendment to the membership of committees and he would circulate following the meeting.
Councillor Tindall nominated Councillor England to fill the Electoral Review Committee vacancy and Councillor Fisher nominated herself as a substitute for the committee.
a) The Council received from Councillor Williams the appointments of the Deputy Leader and the other Members of the Cabinet and their respective Portfolios.
Councillor Mrs Griffiths – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing
Councillor David Collins - Portfolio Holder Corporate & Contracted Services
Councillor Harden - Portfolio Holder for Residents and Corporate Services
Councillor Elliott - Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources
Councillor Sutton - Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration
Councillor Marshall - Portfolio Holder for Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory Services.
b) Proposals for the Cabinet, Chairmen and Vice-Chairs, Members and substitute Members to serve on the Standing Committees until the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2019 were circulated as set out in Annex A to these minutes and agreed.
c) Nominations to the pool of Members who are trained, or who are to be trained, to serve on the Appeals Committee as and when required were received and agreed.
d) The Chair/man, Vice Chair/man and Shadow Chair/man of the Standing Committees (except the Standards Committee) were appointed.
e) The Chair/man of the Standards Committee will be elected by the Committee and Substitutes are permitted.
MEMBERSHIP OF CABINET, OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEES, POLICY DEVELOPMENT PANELS AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE 2015-2019
OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEES
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY (13 members = 10:2:1)
FINANCE AND RESOURCES (13 members = 11:1:1)
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT (13 members = 11:1:1)
HEALTH IN DACORUM COMMITTEE (8 members = 6:1:1)
AUDIT COMMITTEE (6 members = 5:1:0)
DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (13 members = 10:1:1:1)
APPEALS AND REVIEWS COMMITTEE
APPEALS (9 members = 8:1:0)
LICENSING AND HEALTH AND SAFETY ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE
(11 members = 10:1:0)
LICENSING AND HEALTH AND SAFETY ENFORCEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE
(7 members = 6:1:0)
LICENSING OF ALCOHOL & GAMBLING SUB-COMMITTEE (3 members 2:1:0)
This Committee consists of a Panel of 3 Members who are picked from the Members of the Licensing and Health and Safety Enforcement Committee. ... view the full minutes text for item 48.