Agenda

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ian Cockill  Governance Officer

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Mayor and Chair of Council

To elect the Mayor to serve until the Annual Council in May 2022, who will be Chair of Council until that time and receive notification of the appointment of the Mayoress.

2.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor and Vice-Chair of Council

To elect the Deputy Mayor to serve until the Annual Council in May 2022, who will be Vice-Chair of Council until that time and receive notification of the appointment of the Mayoress.

3.

Vote of Thanks

A vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor and Mayoress.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 475 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 30 September 2020, for signature by the Mayor as Chair of the Council.

5.

Leader of the Council and Membership of the Executive pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To note the Leader of the Council’s continuing term of office and note that the Leader will appoint the membership of the Cabinet and a Deputy Leader.

6.

Shadow Executive pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To note the membership of the Shadow Executive.

7.

Council Committees pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To receive a report on the Committees of the Council, their composition, membership and terms of reference for the remainder of the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

8.

Appointments to Outside and Independent Bodies pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To receive a report on Council appointments to outside and independent bodies for the remainder of the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

9.

Timetable of Council and Committee Meetings

To reconfirm the timetable of meetings agreed by Council on 30 September 2020, for the remainder of the 2020/21 Municipal Year with the addition of an Annual Meeting on 26 May 2021 at 6.00 p.m. and to note that as from 1 January 2021 it is proposed that all meetings will commence as set out in the Constitution.

10.

Delegated Decisions and Urgent Action for Committees

To approve the following arrangements for dealing with delegated decisions and urgent action:

 

(a)      Delegated Decisions

 

That where, under the approved scheme of delegation, decisions may be taken by Officers in consultation with non-Executive Members then in the absence of any specific arrangements having been made, the Officer shall consult the appropriate Chair, Vice-Chair and Opposition Spokesperson.

 

(b)      Urgent Action

 

That, in situations which require emergency action the Chief Executive or the appropriate Officer, in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee concerned and the Opposition Spokesperson where appropriate (or their respective nominees), be authorised to deal from this date until the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2021, with any matters of urgency or any other matter that cannot conveniently be deferred to the next ordinary meeting of the Committee, subject to later report for information, to the Committee in question.

11.

Delegation of Functions and Amendments to the Constitution

To receive the following reports of the Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy and Monitoring Officer:

11a

Delegation of Functions pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

11b

Trafford's Constitutional Changes in Response to the Local Government Ethical Standards Areas of Best Practice Published by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in January 2019 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Additional documents:

12.

Report on Special Urgency Decisions pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To note any decisions taken under special urgency provisions.