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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

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174.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

 

To elect a Mayor and Chair of the Council for the 2019-20 municipal year.

 

One nomination has been received:-

 

“That Councillor Jenny Andrews be elected Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing municipal year and that she be entitled to the style of Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.”

 

Proposer – Councillor Rushforth             Seconder – Councillor Walsh

Minutes:

Resolved:- That Councillor Jenny Andrews be elected Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing Municipal Year and that she be entitled to the style of Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Mover:- Councillor Rushforth                      Seconder:- Councillor Walsh

 

Councillor Andrews thereupon made and subscribed the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

 

(Councillor Andrews assumed the Chair)

175.

VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR (COUNCILLOR ALAN BUCKLEY)

 

A motion for a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor has been received:

 

“That the Council tender its sincere thanks to Councillor Alan Buckley for the excellent manner in which he has carried out all his duties as Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. And that the best thanks of this Council be recorded for the kind and admirable way in which Mrs. Sandra Buckley performed the duties of Mayoress and her exceptional support during the year.”

 

Proposer – Councillor Taylor                  Seconder – Councillor McNeely

Minutes:

Resolved:- That  the Council  tender its  sincere  thanks to  Councillor Alan Buckley for the  excellent manner in  which she has carried out  all his duties as Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham and that the best thanks of this Council be recorded for the kind and admirable way in which Mrs. Sandra Buckley performed the duties of Mayoress.

 

 Mover:-  Councillor Taylor                     Seconder:-  Councillor McNeely

176.

PRESENTATION OF THE PAST MAYOR'S PENDANTS

 

The new Mayor to formally present the retiring Mayor and Mayoress with their past Mayor’s pendants.

Minutes:

The Mayor asked the Council to join her in offering her sincere thanks to  Councillor Alan Buckley for the  excellent manner in  which he has carried out  all his duties as Mayor and formally presented him and the Mayoress with their past Mayor’s pendants.

177.

ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

 

To elect a Deputy Mayor and Vice-Chair of the Council for the 2019-20 Municipal Year.

 

 “That Councillor Ian Jones be elected Vice-Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing municipal year and that he be entitled to the style of Deputy Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.”

 

Proposer – Councillor Clark                    Seconder – Councillor Jarvis

Minutes:

Resolved:- That Councillor Ian Jones be elected Vice-Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing Municipal Year and that he be entitled to the style of Deputy Mayor by virtue of section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Mover:-  Councillor Clark                       Seconder:-  Councillor Jarvis

 

Councillor Jones thereupon made and subscribed the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

178.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

To receive the apologies of any Member who is unable to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D. Cutts, Evans, Hague, Jepson, Marles, Reeder, Senior, Short and Julie Turner.

179.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To invite Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest to report.

180.

APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR'S CADETS

 

To note the appointment of the Mayor’s Cadets for the 2019-20 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Mayor formally announced the names of the Mayor’s Cadets for the Municipal and Civic Year 2019/20 to the Council:-

 

·             Air Force Cadets (218 Squadron) - Flight Sergeant Mark Newbould.

·             Sea Cadets – Able Cadet Luke Kelsall.

·             Army Cadets – Cadet Corporal Sean Whitehouse.

 

The Mayor invited the Mayor’s Cadets down individually to receive their Mayor’s Cadet badge and framed certificate.