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Agenda, decisions and minutes

With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

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7.

To answer any public questions or receive public statements or petitions under Standing Orders 10 and 11 of the Council's Standing Orders

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Minutes:

The Mayor reported that no public questions, statements or petitions had been received.

8.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors R Alun Jenkins, John C Phillips and Paul Rogers.

9.

Mayor's Announcements

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Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed everyone to his first Council meeting as the newly elected Mayor and advised that he was looking forward to the next twelve months.

 

The Mayor informed Members that his civic visit to church would be taking place on 7 July at St Giles Parish Church and that formal invitations would follow.

 

Finally, the Mayor took the opportunity to thank, on behalf of the Council, Councillor Andy Williams and his wife Bev, for their time as Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham County Borough, stating that they would be a tough act to follow.

 

10.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 27 March 2019 

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Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting of the County Borough Council held on 27 March 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

           

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting of the County Borough Council held on 27 March 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

           

11.

Minutes of the Executive Board and Committees

To consider any issues raised by Members arising from the Minutes of the Executive Board, Scrutiny Committees and other Committees, together with any questions raised under Standing Order 9 of the Council’s Standing Orders.  Copies of the Minutes of the various meetings that have taken place since the last ordinary meeting of the Council which have been approved and published on the Authority’s website, can be obtained, if required, via the Committee and Member Services Section. 

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Minutes:

No issues were raised by Members in relation to the Minutes of meetings that have taken place since the last ordinary meeting of the Council for which Minutes have been approved and published on the Authority’s website.

12.

Election of Leader/Chair of the Executive Board

To elect a Leader/Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year

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Decision:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Mark Pritchard be appointed Leader of the Council/Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

 

Reason for decision

 

To appoint the Leader of the Council/Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Mark Pritchard be appointed Leader of the Council/Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

 

Reason for decision

 

To appoint the Leader of the Council/Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

13.

Appointment of Deputy Leader/Vice-Chair of the Executive Board

To appoint a Deputy Leader/Vice-Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Hugh Jones be appointed Deputy Leader/Vice-Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

 

Reason for decision

 

To appoint the Deputy Leader of the Council/Vice Chair of the Executive Board for the ensuing year.

 

14.

Appointment of Members to the Executive Board, Committees, Scrutiny Committees and Various Panels

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

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Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            That Members be appointed to the Executive Board as set out in the document tabled namely:

 

Councillors Andrew Atkinson, William Baldwin, David A Bithell, Terry Evans, David Griffiths, David Kelly, Joan Lowe, Phil Wynn.

 

(ii)               That the sizes and political balance of the standing committees and scrutiny committees as specified in Appendix 1 to the report (COGC/18/19) be agreed in principle.

 

(iii)              That the current Chairs, Vice-chairs and Members of committees, panels and groups continue pending further consideration of appointments at an extraordinary meeting of the Council to be held on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 4.00 pm.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To appoint Members to the Executive Board, Standing Committees, Scrutiny Committees and various Panels set up by the Council as part of its Constitution and to appoint relevant Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health &

Safety and Governance submitted a report COGC/18/19 allowing Members to consider appointments to the Executive Board, Committees, Scrutiny Committees and various Panels set up by the Council as part of its Constitution.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            That Members be appointed to the Executive Board as set out in the document tabled namely:

 

Councillors Andrew Atkinson, William Baldwin, David A Bithell, Terry Evans, David Griffiths, David Kelly, Joan Lowe, Phil Wynn.

 

(ii)               That the sizes and political balance of the standing committees and scrutiny committees as specified in Appendix 1 to the report (COGC/18/19) be agreed in principle.

 

(iii)              That the current Chairs, Vice-chairs and Members of committees, panels and groups continue pending further consideration of appointments at an extraordinary meeting of the Council to be held on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 4.00 pm.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To appoint Members to the Executive Board, Standing Committees, Scrutiny Committees and various Panels set up by the Council as part of its Constitution and to appoint relevant Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

15.

The Council Plan 2019-22

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

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Minutes:

The Lead Member for Policy, Finance, Performance and Governance submitted a report CE/03/19 seeking Member approval for the proposed Council Plan 2019-22 and for the in-year priorities set out within it.

 

An amendment was proposed and seconded that an additional recommendation be added as follows:

 

“A clear plan be developed within the next 12 months on decarbonisation which supports the work of the Council and Welsh Government’s commitment to climate change”.

 

The Lead Member proposed a further additional recommendation as follows:

 

“That Council acknowledge the work of the Public Service Board and others which will support the North Wales Growth deal to deliver carbon projects across the North Wales region”.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and it was -:

 

RESOLVED -

 

(i)            That Council approves the proposed Council Plan 2019-22 (Appendix C to report CE/03/19)) and the in-year priorities that it sets out.

(ii)          A clear plan be developed within the next 12 months on decarbonisation which supports the work of the Council and Welsh Government’s commitment to climate change.

(iii)         That Council acknowledge the work of the Public Service Board and others which will support the North Wales Growth deal to deliver carbon projects across the North Wales region.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To review the priorities of the Council and to set out the Council’s well-being objectives as required in the Well-Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015.

16.

Adoption of revised Constitution

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Governance & Customer/Monitoring Officer

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Minutes:

The Chair of Constitution Working Group submitted a report COGC/14/19 allowing Members to consider the revised Constitution for adoption.

 

RESOLVED - That the revised Constitution be adopted together with the further amendments outlined in Appendix 1 to the report  COGC/14/19 and the amendments to the scheme of delegation outlined in Appendix 2  to the report  COGC/14/19 

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To enable the Council to adopt a Constitution in a simplified format similar based on the revised national model.

17.

Calendar of Meetings 2019/2020

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

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Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance and Governance submitted a report COGC/17/19 seeking Members approval of the Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 for the Council, the Executive Board, Scrutiny and Standing Committees following consultation with Members.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            That the proposed annual calendar of meetings for the Council, the Executive Board, Scrutiny and Standing Committees in 2019/20 including All Member Workshop and Member Development slots, as detailed in the timetable appended to the report COGC/17/19, be agreed.

 

(ii)          That Committees consider reviewing and adjusting their own start times, whilst giving due consideration to maximising Member attendance at individual Committees and the resources available for webcasting.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To approve the dates and timings of meetings in 2019/20.

18.

Site evaluation: geological disposal facility

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance and the Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport

 

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Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance and Lead Member for Place - Environment and Transport submitted a joint report COGC/16/19 seeking Members’ views on the issues raised by the Welsh Government policy framework on the disposal of radioactive waste in Wales and whether Wrexham County Borough Council wishes to consider hosting a geological disposal facility within the county borough. 

           

RESOLVED - That Members agree that Wrexham County Borough Council will not support hosting a geological disposal facility in the County borough.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

To state clearly the Council’s position in advance of any potential approach by

a community seeking support from the Council in considering the possibility of

hosting a geological disposal facility within the county borough.

 


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