Agenda and minutes

Council - Wednesday 26th May, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall in the Town Hall

Contact: Bernie Carr 

Items
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21/1

Election of Chair of the Council - 2021 - 2022

Minutes:

The Vice-Chair of the Council pro tem invited nominations for the Chair of the Council for the Municipal Year 2021 - 2022.

 

Nominations were received in respect of Councillor J Hobson and Councillor Rostron. On a vote being taken, Councillor J Hobson received 24 votes and Councillor Rostron received 18 votes.

 

ORDERED that Councillor J Hobson be elected as the Chair of the Council for the Borough of Middlesbrough to hold office for the Municipal Year 2021 - 2022 pro tem.

 

The newly elected Chair proceeded to Chair the meeting for the remainder of the agenda items.

 

21/2

Appointment of Vice-Chair of the Council - 2021 - 2022

Minutes:

The Chair of the Council invited nominations for the Vice-Chair of the Council for the Municipal Year 2021 - 2022.

 

Nominations were received in respect of Councillor Bell and Councillor Thompson.

 

On a vote being taken, Councillor Bell received 25 votes and Councillor Thompson received 18 votes.

 

ORDERED that Councillor Bell be elected as Vice-Chair of the Council for the Borough of Middlesbrough to hold office for the Municipal Year 2021 - 2022 pro tem.

21/3

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Branson, Goodchild and the Elected Mayor, Andy Preston.

21/4

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received at this point in the meeting.

21/5

Minutes- Council - 24 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the Council meeting held on 24 March 2021 were submitted and approved as a correct record.

 

21/6

Announcements/Communications

To receive and consider any communications from the Chair, Mayor, Executive Members or Chief Executive (if any).

 

Minutes:

The Chair advised that he wished to acknowledge the work carried out by Democratic Services in facilitating Virtual meetings for members, during the pandemic.

 

The Chair reminded Members that, when voting, they leave their hands up until after their voted has been counted. 

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Political Balance - Allocation of Places on Committees - 2021 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 599 KB

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented a report in respect of Political Balance Allocation of Place 2021/2022, the purpose of which was to recommend the allocation of places on Committees and Sub-Committees for 2021/2022 in accordance with the political balance of the Council.

 

ORDERED as follows:

 

 

1. That the allocation of seats on committees that were subject to the rules relating to political balance be approved as follows:

 

Conservative - 11 seats

Labour - 68 seats

Middlesbrough Independent Group (MIG) - 49 seats

Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association (MICA) - 38 seats

 

2. That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to fill the unallocated seats as indicated in paragraph 17 of the report, and to make any necessary further adjustments to remove or replace members where directed by the relevant group or member.

 

3. That any committee established prior to the next review be appointed on the basis of the places shown in Table 3 attached to the report.

 

21/8

Executive Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 588 KB

Minutes:

As required by the Council's Constitution, a report was submitted setting out membership of the Executive appointed by the Mayor, included at Appendix B of the report. Details of the Executive Scheme of Delegation, were also included at Appendix A of the report, delegating responsibility for certain functions to the Executive, Individual Executive Members, Executive Sub-Committees, joint arrangements and, where appropriate, Officers of the Council.

 

ORDERED that the report be noted.

 

21/9

Council Committees - Establishment - Terms of Reference - Allocation of Places - Memberships - 2021 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council received a report of the Monitoring Officer, regarding the establishment of committees, sub-committees, boards, panels and working groups for the 2021 - 2022 Municipal Year, or until amended by Council, (whichever was the latter)

 

Schedule A of the report submitted set out the Executive and Executive Sub-Committees and Advisory Bodies as agreed by the Mayor.

 

Schedules B and C identified the nominations received from the various groups and individual Councillors for places on the committees to be established by the Council in accordance with Sections 15 and 16 of the Local Government Act 1989 and Local Government (Political Groups and Committees) Regulations 1990.

 

The report included a list of current vacancies on various committees and nominations were put forward at the meeting by the individual Members' concerned.

 

The Monitoring Officer advised, that in respect of the Chair of the Chief Officer Appointments Committee, only one nomination for Councillor Mawston had been received. As there were no further nominations received at the meeting, Councillor Mawston was confirmed as Chair of the Chief Officer Appointments Committee.

 

In respect of the Constitution and Members’ Development Committee, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council were automatic appointments as the Chair and Vice-Chair of this Committee. The Monitoring Officer advised, that the MICA group would however be required to lose a place, following the appointment of Councillor Bell as Vice-Chair of the Constitution and Members’ Development Committee.

 

1 Spare place: open to Independent Members: 1 nomination: Councillor McTigue: Councillor McTigue was automatically appointed to the spare place on the Constitution and Members’ Development Committee.

 

The Monitoring Officer conducted a vote in respect of the role of Chair/Vice Chair and nominations for spare places, where applicable, in relation to the following committees:

 

Corporate Affairs and Audit Committee:

 

Chair: 2 nominations: Councillor Hubbard and Councillor Rooney

 

Following a vote, Councillor Hubbard was elected as Chair of Corporate Affairs and Audit Committee.

 

Vice-Chair: 2 nominations: Councillor Platt and Councillor Rooney

 

Following a vote, Councillor Platt was elected as Vice-Chair of Corporate Affairs and Audit Committee.

 

Corporate Health and Safety Committee

 

Chair: Only 1 nomination received: Councillor Branson

 

As there were no further nominations, Councillor Branson was elected as Chair of Corporate Health and Safety Committee.

 

Vice-Chair: As there were no nominations received for Vice-Chair, it was decided to Defer the appointment to the next meeting of the Council.

 

2 Spare Places:

 

I Spare place open to all Councillors: 1 nomination: Councillor Coupe

Councillor Coupe was appointed to 1 spare place.

 

1 Spare place open to Independent Members: 1 nomination: Councillor McTigue: Councillor McTigue was automatically appointed to the remaining spare place on the Committee.

 

Corporate Parenting Board

 

Chair: 2 nominations: Councillor Davison and Councillor Hellaoui

 

Following a vote, Councillor Davison was elected as Chair of Corporate Parenting Board.

 

Vice-Chair: 2 nominations: Councillor Garvey and Councillor Higgins

 

Following a vote, Councillor Garvey was elected as Vice-Chair of Corporate Parenting Board.

 

Licensing Committee

 

Chair: 2 nominations: Councillor Arundale and Councillor J Walker

 

Following a vote,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/9

21/10

Appointments by the Council and Executive to Joint Committees and Outside Bodies - 2021 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer submitted a report regarding the appointment of representatives to joint committees and outside bodies.

 

ORDERED as follows:-

 

1. That appointments to the organisations shown in Appendices A (Council nominations) and B (Council/Executive nominations) of the report submitted, for the 2021/2022 Municipal Year be approved, until amended by Council/Executive, (whichever was the latter).

 

2. That the following appointments for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year, nominated at the meeting, be approved and noted, until amended by Council/Executive (whichever was the latter).

 

Appendix A – Council nominations

 

Durham Darlington Teesside Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby

STP Joint Committee

 

1 Vacancy: 1 nomination: Councillor D Rooney

 

Agreed that Councillor Rooney be appointed to the vacancy.

 

 

Tees Valley Health Scrutiny Joint Committee

 

1 MICA Vacancy:  No nominations received.

 

Deferred to the next meeting of the Council

 

 

Tees Valley Combined Authority – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

1 Independent Member Vacancy: 1 nomination: Councillor C Hobson

 

Agreed that Councillor C Hobson be appointed to the vacancy.

 

 

Tees Valley Combined Authority – Audit and Governance Committee

 

1 Independent Member Vacancy: 1 nomination: Councillor Waters

 

Agreed that Councillor Waters be appointed to the vacancy.

 

Chemoxy

 

1 Vacancy (usually Central and North Ormesby Ward Councillors) 1 nomination: Councillor Uddin

 

Agreed that Councillor Uddin be appointed to the vacancy.

 

Cleveland Police and Crime Panel

 

1 Vacancy – MIG member – 1 nomination: Councillor Mawston

 

Agreed that Councillor Mawston be appointed to the vacancy.

 

Cleveland Show Society Committee

 

4 Places: 5 Nominations received: Councillors Bell, Dodds, C Hobson, J

Hobson, J Thompson

 

Following a vote, it was agreed that Councillors Bell, Dodds, C Hobson

and J Hobson, be appointed to the vacancies

 

 

North East Regional Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

 

1 Vacancy: 1 nomination: Councillor Hellaoui

 

Agreed that Councillor Hellaoui be appointed to the vacancy.

 

 

Northumbria Regional Flood Defence Committee (will also be required to sit on the Tees Valley Flood Risk Partnership)

 

1 Vacancy: No Nominations received

 

Deferred to the next meeting of the Council

 

 

Tees Valley Community Foundation – The Endowment Funds Advisory Board

 

1 Vacancy: No Nominations received

 

Deferred to the next meeting of the Council

 

                       

Appendix B – Council/Executive Appointments

 

                       

Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency

 

1 Vacancy: 1 nomination: Councillor J Thompson

 

Agreed that Councillor Thompson be appointed to the vacancy.

 

 

Appendix C – Executive Appointments

 

Resources and Finish Task Group (ANEC)

 

1 Vacancy: No nominations received

 

Deferred to the next meeting of the Council

 

 

Family Placement Panel

 

1 Vacancy: Further information required regarding appointment.

 

Deferred to next meeting of Council

 

Nunthorpe & Marton Playing Fields Association – Management Committee

                                   

1 Vacancy: 2 nominations: Councillor J Hobson and Councillor M Smiles

 

Following a vote, Councillor J Hobson was appointed to the vacancy

 

 

Staying Put Advisory Committee

 

1 Vacancy: 2 nominations: Councillor Cooke and Councillor Davison

 

Following a vote, Councillor Davison was appointed to the vacancy

 

              

Thorntree Community Hub

 

2 Vacancies: 3 Nominations: Councillors Purvis, Thompson and Wilson

 

Councillor Rooney queried whether the Outside Body could be approached to see if the Council could have an additional place on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/10

21/11

Update to the Constitution

Report to be deferred

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer advised that, in consultation with the Chair, the report in relation to the Update to the Constitution had been deferred to the next meeting of the Council.