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Agenda

01/08/20CL: TO ELECT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL FOR 2020-21 AND RECEIVE CHAIRMAN’S DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
The Chairman will ask for nominations for election of the Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.
If there is more than one nomination, a vote will commence by a show of hands in the order in which persons have been nominated.
The Chairman will then declare the successful nominee to be the duly elected Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.
02/08/20CL: TO ELECT THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL FOR 2020-21
The Chairman will ask for nominations for election of Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.
If there is more than one nomination, a vote will commence by a show of hands in the order in which persons have been nominated.

The Chairman will then declare the successful nominee to be duly elected Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.

03/08/20CL: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
04/08/20CL: TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
05/08/20CL: TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020
06/08/20CL: TO CONFIRM THE CALENDAR OF COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR 2020-21
It is proposed that, during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, bi-monthly full council meetings are scheduled until May 2021.
07/08/20CL: TO RESOLVE TO SUSPEND DELEGATION TO COMMITTEES TO MAY 2021
In view of the previous item and ongoing COVID-19 situation, it is proposed that delegation to committees be suspended until May 2021.
08/08/20CL: TO REVIEW ORDINARY AND CONTINUED COVID-19 DELEGATION ARRANGEMENTS TO OFFICERS
09/08/20CL: TO REVIEW AND RESOLVE ADOPTION OF STANDING ORDERS & FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
10/08/20CL: TO RESOLVE TO APPROVE REASONS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS TO PREVENT 6-MONTH RULE DISQUALIFICATION
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Council resolved to suspend meetings and delegate authority to the Clerk and RFO for the continued running of Council operations. Since no meeting has been held for over 5 months and the next proposed meeting is in November, any member unable to attend this meeting would in effect be subject to disqualification due to non-attendance under the six-month rule.
To avoid this outcome, it is therefore recommended the council approves reasons for absence for any members not in attendance at the annual meeting.
11/08/20CL: TO RESOLVE COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT CONSULTATION
12/08/20CL: TO RESOLVE COUNCIL EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY
13/08/20CL: TO RESOLVE CANCELLATION OF COUNCIL AUTUMN/WINTER EVENTS
14/08/20CL: FINANCE
  1. TO RESOLVE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL RETURN FOR 2019-20
The council is required to approve the annual return for the financial year 2019-20
2. TO NOTE INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT FROM HEELIS AND LODGE

3.TO AUTHORISE PAYMENTS

To obtain member’s approval for authorisation of payments
4.  To note that, following the conclusion of the 2020/21 NJC pay award at 2.75% backdated to 1/4/2020, staff salaries have been adjusted accordingly and will receive back pay with September 2020 salary payment
15/08/20CL: TO NOTE FUNDING APPLICATION BID FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS AT STONE PAVILION AND COTTON LANE DEVELOPMENT AND TO RESOLVE COUNCIL MATCH FUNDING AS APPROPRIATE