Agenda and minutes

Annual Council, Council - Thursday, 24th May, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

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1.

Election of Mayor

To elect a Mayor for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

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The Mayor announced that the first business of the meeting was the election of the Mayor for the ensuing Municipal Year.

 

It was moved by Councillor A.M. Lynch and seconded by Councillor Mrs R.S. Turner that Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin be elected Mayor for the ensuing Municipal Year.

 

There being no other nominations it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin be elected Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

 

The retiring Mayor then vacated the Chair and the newly elected Mayor (Councillor Mrs D.A. Ross-Tomlin) made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and returned thanks for her election.

 

Councillor Mrs R.S. Turner expressed the Council’s thanks and appreciation to the retiring Mayor (Councillor R.C. Newstead) and Mayoress (Mrs Newstead) for their services during the past Municipal Year.

 

The Mayor presented the outgoing Mayor with a medallion, denoting their past office, and a framed union flag, to acknowledge serving a third term of office as the Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead. The Mayor’s Consort (Mr Ross-Tomlin) presented the outgoing Mayoress with a badge of office, denoting their past office, and an engraved crystal bowl, to acknowledge serving a third term as Mayoress.

 

The outgoing Mayor responded.   

2.

Election of Deputy Mayor

To elect a Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2018/19.  

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It was moved by Councillor Mrs R.S. Turner and seconded by Councillor Mrs N.J. Bramhall that Councillor J.M. Ellacott be elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead for the ensuing Municipal Year. There being no other nominations it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor J.M. Ellacott be elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

 

The Deputy Mayor made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and returned thanks for his election.

 

Councillor M.A. Brunt expressed the Council’s thanks and appreciation to the retiring Deputy Mayor (Councillor F. Kelly) and retiring Deputy Mayoress (Mrs Kelly) for their services during the past Municipal Year. The outgoing Deputy Mayor responded.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To sign the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 12th April 2018.

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RESOLVED that, subject to Councillor F. Kelly being shown as attending the meeting, the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 12 April 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed.

4.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor V.W. Broad and Councillor E. Humphreys.

5.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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None.

6.

The Result of Local Elections - 3 May 2018

The Chief Executive to report that at the election of Borough Councillors, held on 3 May 2018, 11 serving Members were re-elected together with the following new Members:

 

Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne

Tim Archer 

Earlswood and Whitebushes                   

Hal Brown

Horley West                                             

Richard Biggs

Meadvale and St.John’s                          

Jonathan F. White

Redhill West                                           

Rich Michalowski

Reigate Hill                                            

Gareth Owen

South Park and Woodhatch                    

Victor Lewanski

 

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The Chief Executive reported that at the election of Borough Councillors, held on 3 May 2018, eleven serving Members had been re-elected together with the following new Members:

 

Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne

Tim Archer

Earlswood and Whitebushes

Hal Brown

Horley West

Richard Biggs

Meadvale and St. John’s

Jonathan F. White

Redhill West

Rich Michalowski

Reigate Hill

Gareth Owen

South Park and Woodhatch

Victor Lewanski

 

RESOLVED that the report of the Chief Executive be noted.

7.

Election of Leader of the Council

To elect a Leader of the Council.

Section 1 of Report To Follow

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It was moved by Councillor G.J. Knight and seconded by Councillor J.M. Ellacott that Councillor M.A. Brunt be elected Leader of the Council for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

 

There being no other nominations it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor M.A Brunt be elected Leader of the Council for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

8.

Allocation of Seats on Committees 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 568 KB

To determine the allocation of seats on Committees.

Section 2(a) of Report To Follow

 

 

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RESOLVED that the allocation of seats on Committees for the Municipal Year 2018/19 as set out in Annex A to these Minutes be approved. 

9.

Constitution and Membership of Committees 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To constitute and approve the Membership of the following Committees for the Municipal Year 2018/19:

Ø  Overview and Scrutiny

Ø  Employment

Ø  Planning

Ø  Licensing and Regulatory

Ø  Standards

Section 2(b) of Report To Follow

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RESOLVED that the Constitution and membership of the Committees (including substitutes as provided by the Constitution) for the Municipal Year 2018/19 be in accordance with the nominations of the various Groups as set out in Annex B to these Minutes.

10.

Surrey County Council Local Committee - 2018/19

To appoint ten Members to represent the Council on the Surrey County Council Local Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19. 

Section 3 of Report To Follow

 

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Consideration was given to the appointment of ten Members to represent the Council on the Surrey County Council Local Committee.

 

RESOLVED: that the following appointments be made in respect of the Surrey County Council Local Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19:

 

Councillors

R.H. Ashford

Councillors

T. Schofield

 

R. Biggs

 

J.M. Stephenson

 

M.S. Blacker

 

Mrs R.S. Turner

 

H. Brown

 

J.C. White

 

G. Owen

 

J.F. White

 

11.

Boundary Review Members Working Group - 2018/19

To appoint nine Members to serve on the Boundary Review Members Working Group for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

Section 4 of Report To Follow

 

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Consideration was given to the appointment of nine Members to serve on the Boundary Review Members Working Group.

 

RESOLVED that the following appointments be made in respect of the Boundary Review Members Working Group for the Municipal Year 2018/19:

  

Councillors

T Archer

J.E. Durrant

Councillors

N.D. Harrison

A.M. Lynch

 

J.M. Ellacott

 

J. Paul

 

J.C.S. Essex

 

T. Schofield

 

K. Foreman

 

 

 

12.

Police and Crime Panel: Joint Committee 2018/19

To appoint a Member to serve on the Police and Crime Panel: Joint Committee for 2018/19.

Section 5 of Report To Follow

 

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RESOLVED that Councillor V.W. Broad be elected as the Council’s representative on the Police and Crime Panel: Joint Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

13.

Recommendations of Committees pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive and consider the Recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Employment Committee, and the Executive.

 

 

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The Council received Recommendations arising from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 19 April 2018, the Employment Committee meeting held on 26 April 2018, and the Executive meeting held on 26 April 2018. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)            the Recommendation of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Minute 59) Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Annual Report 2017/18 be adopted;

 

(ii)          the Recommendations of the Employment Committee (Minute 11) Appointment of Monitoring Officer be adopted; and

 

(iii)         the Recommendation of the Executive (Minute 92) Development of Unit 1, Pitwood Park, Tadworth be adopted.

14.

Urgency Decisions Under Procedure Rule 5.15.7

Under the Call-In and urgency provisions of Procedure Rule 5.15.7 of the Constitution the Council must be informed of decisions taken as a matter of urgency, together with the reasons for urgency.

 

Executive, 29 March 2018 – Pathway for Care: Next Steps

 

Reason for urgency: Any delay in approving the proposals could have resulted in the investment proposals being withdrawn, which would not have been in the best interest of the Council or company. Therefore, the Mayor authorised the disapplication of the Call-In procedure as this item was considered urgent under the Council’s procedure rules.

 

Executive, 26 April 2018 – Property Acquisition of Freehold in Reigate  

 

Reason for urgency: In order for the Council to meet the vendor’s deadline and to secure the acquisition it was considered that any delay to the decision could result in the Council missing the vendor’s timetable and possibly losing the acquisition which was not considered to be in the best interest of the authority. Therefore, the Mayor authorised the disapplication of the Call-In procedure as this item was considered urgent under the Council’s procedure rules.

 

Council is RECOMMENDED to note the above report.

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RESOLVED: That the report set out on the Order Paper, concerning decisions taken as a matter of urgency under Procedure Rule 5.15.7 of the Constitution, be noted.

15.

Urgent Business

To consider any urgent business.

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None.

16.

Vote of Thanks To Council Employees

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Councillor M.A. Brunt expressed the Council’s thanks to the Council’s employees for their services during the Municipal Year and the Chief Executive responded.

17.

Leader's announcements

To receive any announcements by the Leader of the Council.

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Councillor M.A. Brunt, Leader of the Leader, in returning thanks for the Council electing him as Leader, announced that he had appointed the following Executive Portfolio Holders for the Municipal Year 2018/19:

 

Councillor G.J. Knight

Deputy Leader, Housing and Benefits

Councillor R. Ashford

Community Wellbeing

Councillor Mrs N.J. Bramhall

Property and Regeneration

Councillor J. Durrant

Community Safety

Councillor K. Foreman

Planning

Councillor A.C.J. Horwood

Neighbourhood Services

Councillor Humphreys

Economic Development

Councillor T. Schofield

Finance

 

18.

Mayor's announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor.

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The Mayor announced that the Civic Church Service would be held at Reigate Park Church on Sunday 3 June 2018.