Draft Minutes of Annual Town Council Meeting 04 May...

18th May 2021

HALSTEAD TOWN COUNCIL

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DRAFT MINUTES OF ANNUAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
04 May 2021 at 19:45
Held at
Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, HALSTEAD, Essex. CO9 2BY 

This meeting was conducted Virtually by Zoom

 Membership:

Councillor M Radley Chairman   Present
Councillor D Gronland Vice Chairman Present 
Councillor Miss J Atkinson   Apologies
Councillor P Caulfield   Present
Councillor P Claydon   Present
Councillor Mrs S Dingle   Present
Councillor M Fincken   Present
Councillor D Hume   Apologies
Councillor A Munday   Apologies
Councillor Mrs J A Pell   Present
Councillor Miss L Smith   Apologies
Councillor G Warren   Present

Also in attendance: Sarah Greatorex (Town Clerk)                             

001.  ELECTION  OF  CHAIRMAN/MAYOR.

Town Clerk had received a nomination for Cllr Radley as Chairman/Mayor to stand 2021/22 No other nominations were received.  Cllr Caulfield proposed Cllr Radley as Chairman/Mayor 2021/22, seconded by Cllr Pell. Cllr Radley was elected unopposed as Chairman/Mayor 2021/22

Cllr Radley read and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Chairman.

002.  APOLOGIES. Apologies were received from Cllrs Hume and Atkinson as they were unwell, and from Cllrs Smith and Munday as they were working.  Cllr  Radley proposed acceptance of these apologies, seconded by Cllr Warren, and carried unanimously.

003.  MINUTES

Cllr Pell proposed approval of the Minutes of the Annual Town Council meeting of 18 May 2020. This was seconded by Cllr Gronland. There were 7 in favour and 1 abstention.

004.  ELECTION OF  VICE  CHAIRMAN OF THE TOWN COUNCIL FOR 2021/22

Cllr  Radley nominated Cllr Gronland  to stand as Vice Chairman for 2021/22.  There were no other nominations.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Claydon and Cllr Gronland was elected unopposed.     

Cllr Gronland read and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

005.  GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE

Cllr Fincken proposed that Halstead Town Council re-approves the use of the General Power of Competence, seconded by Cllr Warren and agreed unanimously.

006.  ELECTION OF STAFF ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cllr Pell proposed that members of the Staff Advisory Committee be  Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council with Cllr  Fincken, Cllr  Caulfield and Cllr Pell.  This was seconded by Cllr Claydon and was carried unanimously.

007.  PLANNING

Cllr  Pell  proposed that the lead member for planning be Cllr Hume, seconded by Cllr Gronland, and agreed unanimously.

Cllr Radley proposed that Cllr Pell be the deputy lead member for planning, seconded by Cllr Claydon, and unanimously agreed.

008.  FINANCE

Cllr  Caulfield proposed that the lead member for Finance be Cllr Claydon seconded by Cllr Gronland, and agreed unanimously. 

Cllr  Radley  proposed that the deputy lead member for Finance be Cllr Gronland, seconded by Cllr Claydon, and unanimously agreed.

Cllr Radley proposed adjournment and suspension of Standing Orders to enable committees to meet and make appointments.  Motion was seconded by Cllr Warren and carried unanimously.

009.  ELECTION OF OFFICERS/MEMBERS FOR STAFF ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cllr  Pell  proposed that Cllr Radley be Chairman of the SAC, seconded by Cllr Gronland.  This was agreed unanimously by members of SAC.

Cllr Caulfield proposed that Cllr Gronland  be Vice Chairman of the SAC and this was seconded by Cllr  Radley  and agreed unanimously by members of SAC.

There being no further business, Chairman closed the meeting at 20.07

 

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