Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence notified by Members.

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Decision:

Apologies received from Councillors Mashari and Murray.

2.

To elect the Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2019/2020

For the Council to elect a Mayor for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year, in accordance with Standing Order 27(a).

 

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Decision:

Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi appointed as Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

3.

To appoint a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor

An intimation will be received from the incoming Mayor regarding the appointment of a Councillor of the Borough to be Deputy Mayor, in accordance with Standing Order 27(b).

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Decision:

Councillor Lia Colacicco appointed as Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Brent for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

4.

Vote of Thanks to the Outgoing Mayor

For the incoming Mayor to invite a vote of thanks for the outgoing Mayor, in accordance with Standing Order 27(c).

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Decision:

NOTED the vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor.

5.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct and Standing Order 27(e), Members are invited to declare, at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in relation to any matter to be considered at the meeting.

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Decision:

None

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the attached minutes from the meeting of the Full Council held on Monday 25 February 2019, in accordance with Standing Order 27 (f).

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Decision:

AGREED the minutes from the Council meeting on 25 February 2019 as a correct record.

7.

Member Long Service Awards

To present long service awards to those Councillor(s) who have served as members of the Council for 25 years or more.

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Decision:

Councillor Reg Colwill and Councillor Janice Long were presented with Long Service Awards in recognition of 25 years as members on the Council.

8.

Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Legal and HR Services seeking approval to a number of changes to the Constitution, in accordance with Standing Order 27 (g).

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      To approve the changes to the Constitution, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report relating to Officer Delegated Powers; the officer decision making process and recordable decisions; definition of a Key Decision along with minor other changes.

 

(2)      To authorise the Director of Legal and HR Services to amend the Constitution accordingly, including making any necessary incidental or consequential changes.

 

(3)      To note that, to the extent changes relate to executive functions of the Council, these have been approved by the Leader.

9.

Representation of Political Groups on Committees pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive asking Members to review and determine, under Section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 or any re-enactment or modification thereof, the allocation of seats on Council committees and other relevant bodies, in accordance with Standing Order 27(h).

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     The size of each Committee, as detailed within the report.

 

(2)     The allocation of seats on Committees to each of the Council’s political groups (where the rules of political balance apply), as set out within the report and to make appointments to those committees, giving effect to the wishes of the political group allocated the seats.

 

(3)     to note that the political balance on Council Sub-Committees would be reviewed at the first meeting of the General Purposes Committee and Licensing Committee.

10.

Appointment to Committees and Outside Bodies & Appointment of Chairs & Vice-Chairs pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive seeking Council’s approval to the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs, membership and substitute members of Council committees and Joint Committees and other relevant bodies, forums and panels, in accordance with Standing Order 27(i).

 

Members are asked to note that the full list of Full Council appointments will be circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Appointments that are not constitutionally made by Full Council (including the notification of appointment(s) of the Deputy Leader and to Cabinet and any Cabinet Committees) will also be circulated prior to the meeting, for Members to note.

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)     The proposed appointments of Members, Co-Opted Members and substitutes to Council Committees and Outside Bodies for the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(2)     The proposed appointments of Chairs and Vice Chairs to Council Committees for the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)     To approve:

 

(a)      The re-appointment of Mr David Ewart as independent chair of both the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee and Pensions Board for a two-year term of office.

 

(b)      Robert Wheeler replacing Euton Stewart as GMB Scheme Member representative and Chris Bala replacing Trevor Dawson as Pension Scheme Member representative on the Pensions Board.

 

(c)      The appointment of Dinah Walker as a parent governor co-opted (voting) member on the Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, for a three-year term of office.

 

(4)     To note the appointments:

 

(a)      of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committees and Joint Executive Committees and their respective Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(b)      to be confirmed by the General Purposes Committee for the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(c)      to be confirmed by Licensing Committee for the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.

11.

Calendar of Council Meetings for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive seeking approval to the calendar of Council meetings for the 2019/2020 municipal year, in accordance with Standing Order 27(j & k).

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Decision:

AGREED

 

(1)      The proposed dates for Full Council and other meetings to take place during the 2019-2020 Municipal Year, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(2)     The Head of Executive and Member Services be granted the authority to make any alterations deemed necessary to the municipal calendar during the course of the municipal year having consulted the Leader of the Council; the Leader of the Opposition Group and the Chair of the affected meeting.

12.

Urgent Business

At the discretion of the Mayor to consider any urgent business, in accordance with Standing Order 27 (m).

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Decision:

There was no other urgent business to be transacted.