Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Wednesday 24 April 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

53.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplin the Reverend Ogle delivered opening prayers.

54.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Andrews, Bexon, Ellwood, Powell and Scoggie.

55.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor informed Members about some of the recent engagements she had undertaken. The admittance to hospital of former Councillor Jed Clarke was noted and Members wished him a speedy recovery.

 

 

56.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 30 January and 4 March 2019. pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record, subject to the vote of the 30th January being amended at minute 39 to Vote: 34 For, 0 Against , 0 Abstentions.

 

Vote: 35 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstentions.

 

57.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

58.

To deal with any petitions received under Standing Order 8a.

Minutes:

None.

59.

To answer questions asked by the public under Standing Order 8.

Minutes:

None.

60.

To answer questions asked by Members of the Council under Standing Order 9.

Minutes:

None.

61.

Referral from Cabinet: Commercial Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Report of the Service Manager Property

 

Council is recommended to:

 

1)    Approve the Commercial Property Investment Strategy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager - Property to approve the Council’s Commercial Property Investment Strategy and to, subject to approval, delegate authority to the Chief Executive to approve property acquisition under the strategy in consultation with the Leader of the Council. The Deputy Chief Executive again confirmed that no funds had been utilised to date and that Council approval was required to enable this to happen

 

RESOLVED:

 

To adopt the strategy.

 

Vote:35 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstentions.

62.

Appointment of Gedling Youth Mayor pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing to support the appointment of a Youth Mayor for Gedling Borough at a Special Meeting of the Council immediately following the Annual General meeting on 22 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To agree to the appointment of a Youth Mayor.

 

Vote: 35 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstentions.

 

63.

To receive questions and comments from Members concerning any matter dealt with by the Executive or by a Committee or Sub-Committee (Standing Order 11.1). pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 11.1, a number of comments were made and responded to by the appropriate Cabinet Member or Committee Chair.

64.

Decisions made under delegated authority pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

None received.

65.

To consider comments, of which due notice has been given, under Standing Order 11.03(a).

Minutes:

None received.

66.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

None received.

 

Under this item the Mayor allowed Councillor Clarke to record his thanks for Members who would not be returning after the election.  A special mention was made of Councillor Pepper who has served on Gedling Borough Council and the County Council for a number of terms.  The Mayor agreed and thanked Councillor Pepper for the work she had undertaken.