Agenda

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: natasha.clark@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221589

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

3.

Minutes of Council pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 27 February 2019.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman of the Council.

 

5.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

To receive communications from the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

6.

Questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

The Chairman to invite questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive relevant to their announcements

7.

Election of Chairman for the Municipal Year 2019/20

8.

Investiture of Chairman

9.

Chairman's Address

10.

Vote of Thanks to the Immediate Past Chairman

11.

Past Chairman's Response

12.

Election of Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year 2019/20

13.

Vote of Thanks to Council Officers

14.

Appointment of Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members for 2019/20

The Leader of the Council to report on the appointment of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members for 2019/20

 

Council Business Reports

15.

Allocation of Seats and Membership of Committees 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of Chief Executive

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider and agree the disbanding of the joint committees with Cherwell District Council and to consider and agree the suggested constitution of Committees for the Municipal year 2019/2020.  

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To disband the existing joint committees with Cherwell District Council: Joint Commissioning Committee; Joint Appeals Committee; Joint Scrutiny Committee and request the Executive Director Resources & Monitoring Officer to amend the Constitution accordingly.

 

1.2         To agree the allocation of seats on committees that are subject to the political balance requirements (Table 1).

 

1.3         To agree the allocation of seats on committees not subject to political balance requirements (Table 2).

 

1.4         To agree the appointments to each of the Committees in accordance with the nominations made by political groups (Appendix 1 - to follow).

 

Additional documents:

16.

Appointment of Members to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of Chief Executive

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider and agree the appointments of Members to Outside Bodies for the Municipal year 2019/2020. 

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To approve appointments to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20 (details to follow)

Additional documents:

17.

Constitution - Responsibility for Functions and Definition of Key Decision pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of Chief Executive

 

Purpose of report

 

To enable Council to agree the relevant parts of the Responsibility for Functions, and the financial threshold to apply in determining which executive decisions are key decisions, as required by paragraphs 1.1.8 and 1.1.9 of the Council Procedure Rules

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To agree to the Responsibility for Functions set out in Part 10 of the Council’s constitution in so far as they relate to Council functions and powers Constitution Part 10

 

1.2         To agree that the financial thresholds for executive decisions to be designated as “key” are as follows:

·         £50,000 for revenue expenditure

·         £250,000 for capital expenditure

·         Where a decision is being taken to invest some of the Council’s reserves as part of the Treasury Management function the threshold is £5 million.

18.

Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

This report presents the Scrutiny Annual Report for 2018/19.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To note the contents of the Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19.

 

Additional documents:

19.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

FIRST MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Meetings of various Committees will be held immediately on the rising of the Council Meeting, in order to elect their Chairman for 2019/20, and to conduct any other business as may be specified.