Full Council, Monday 20 May 2019
This meeting will be held in the Wessex Pavilion, The Royal Bath & West Showground, first floor starting at 6.30pm.
1 OPENING COMMENTS
2 EVACUATION PROCEDURES, INDUCTION LOOP AND TURNING OFF MOBILE PHONES
The former Chair will give details of the evacuation procedures.
The induction loop for hearing aid users will be explained.
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
3 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
4 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
5 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL
To nominate and elect the Chair of the Council for the forthcoming year.
6 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL
To nominate and elect the Vice Chair of the Council.
7 FORMER CHAIR'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Former Chair will give an update of events attended.
8 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
9 PHOTOGRAPH OF FULL COUNCIL
Members will be asked to go outside, weather permitting for a group photograph.
10 MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL
To approve the minutes of the Council meetings held on 25 February 2019.
10 ELECTION OF THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL
To nominate and elect the Leader of the Council for a four year term expiring on the day of the post-election annual meeting which follows his/her election as a Leader.
11 TO CONSIDER MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND PANELS
a) To note those Councillors appointed by the Leader as Members of Cabinet
b) To elect Members of the Scrutiny Board
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Scrutiny Board
ii. To elect substitute Members of the Scrutiny Board
c) To elect the Members of the Licensing Board
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Board
d) To elect Members of the Planning Board
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Planning Board
ii. To elect substitute Members of the Planning Board
e) To elect members of the Standards Committee
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Standards Committee
f) To elect members of the Audit Committee
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Audit Committee
ii. To elect substitute Members of the Audit Committee
iii. To highlight the constitutional mechanism for co-opting an independent member to the Audit Committee
g) To elect members of the Council Tax Setting Committee
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Council Tax Setting Committee
h) To elect members of the Wells Recreation Ground Trust Committee
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Wells Recreation Ground Trust Committee
i) To elect Member of the Phoenix Sponsorship Board
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Phoenix Sponsorship Board
j) To elect Member of the Assets of Community Value Panel
i. To elect the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Assets of Community Value Panel
13 TO CONSIDER THE APPOINTMENT OF A SOMERSET ARMED FORCES CHAMPION
14 UPDATE ON THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND THE ETHICAL STANDARDS REGIME
Mike Hillman, one of the Independent Persons on the Standards committee will give a verbal update.
15 THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION - CONFIRMATION
Pursuant to Section 4 of the Council's Constitution the Council is required to confirm the Constitution for the coming year (including the Scheme of Delegation to officers set out in Section 18) and approve any changes.
16 APPROVE THE CALENDAR OF MEETINGS FOR THE COMING YEAR
The list of meetings for the year 2019/20 is attached for the Council's approval.
17 REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICT AND POLLING PLACES
The current review period is for 16 months which began 1 October 2018. Council is asked to establish a working group to progress the review and report back to the September meeting.
18 MEMBER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY DURING 2018-2019 AND MEMBER DEVELOPMENT FOR 2019-20
This report provides an update on Member development activity during 2018-2019, see Appendix 2 and Member induction and development for 2019-2020 to assist in delivery of the Council's priorities set out in the Corporate Plan.
19 MOTIONS TO COUNCIL
To discuss any motions that have been submitted to Council.
20 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.
21 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.
22 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.