Agenda

West Devon Council
Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park. View directions

Contact: Email: Member.Services@swdevon.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

To elect The Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year

2.

To elect The Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year

3.

Apologies for absence

4.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting.

 

            If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination, bias or interests in items on this Summons, then please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

 

5.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 26 March 2019

6.

To receive communications from the Mayor or person presiding

7.

Business brought forward by or with the consent of the Mayor

8.

Annual Adoption of the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 28 KB

(NB to include approval of the Terms of Reference for the Invest to Earn Committee)

 

9.

To respond to any questions submitted by the public and to receive deputations or petitions under Council Procedure Rule 21

10.

To consider (any) Motions of which notice has been duly submitted by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15:

(a) From Cllr M Davies

 

‘That West Devon Borough Council recognises that we have a ‘Climate Emergency’ and that urgent steps need to be taken to address all matters within the Borough which may affect climate change.

 

That this Council recognises that the crisis is both global and local and that Local Government has a role to play in promoting environmentally friendly policies.  To this end, it is recommended that a Working Group be established with cross-group membership to be decided by the Leader of this Council, in discussion with other political groupings.  To report back within three months with initial recommendations.’

 

 

11.

To consider (any) questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 21.

12.

To receive the Minutes of the following Committees, to note the delegated decisions and to consider the adoption of those Minutes which require approval:

12a

Council Tax Setting Panel - 22 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

12b

Minutes - O&S Committee - 26 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

12c

Minutes - O&S Committee - 2 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

12d

Minutes DM&L Committee - 26 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 22 KB

12e

Minutes - DM&L Committee - 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

13.

To appoint a Leader of the Council for the ensuing year

14.

To appoint a Deputy Leader of the Council for the ensuing year

15.

To report on the composition of political groups

16.

To approve the Committee Structure for the coming year:

 

            Audit                                                    7 Members

Hub                                                       9 Members (membership to include Leader and   Deputy Leader)

            Overview & Scrutiny                          15 Members

            DM & Licensing                                  10 Members + Named Substitutes

            Standards                                           5 Members

            Invest to Earn *                                   3 Members

           

            (* subject to approval of agenda item 8 (above)).

                                                 

with all of the Borough Council Member appointments to the above Committees being politically balanced and with each Member being nominated to serve on only one of the Audit Committee; Hub Committee or Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

17.

To receive the appointments from the Political Groups of the Members they have selected to serve on the Committees. To appoint (if any) the requisite number of Members from the Members of the Council who, at the date of this meeting, are not members of a Political Group pdf icon PDF 14 KB

18.

To appoint the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to the Committees of the Council for the ensuing year pdf icon PDF 12 KB

19.

To appoint representatives to the list of Outside Bodies for the ensuing year pdf icon PDF 17 KB

20.

To appoint representatives to the list of Other Groups for the ensuing year pdf icon PDF 15 KB

21.

Annual Report pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To follow

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: A Procedural Note will be published and circulated prior to Council’s Annual Meeting and this will include information to enable full consideration of this agenda.  

 

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