Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Anthony Clements tel: 01708 433065  Email: anthony.clements@oneSource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive apologies for absence (if any).

 

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 660 KB

To sign as a true record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 21 November 2018 (attached).

 

Amendment on behalf of Independent Residents’ Group

 

 

AMENDMENT:- The show of hands voting record for votes 4, 5 and 6 are unreliable and should be deleted from table and replaced in minutes with:- Motion C Amendment by IRG  NOT CARRRIED by a majority, motion by Conservative Group CARRIED without division. Motion E Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by a majority and AGREED as substantive motion without division. Motion F Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by a majority and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

EXPLANATION. At last Council the voting machine broke and votes 4, 5 and 6 was by show of hands. On vote 4 anti-Semitism the published record shows the IRG amendment was lost by 43 to 3 with 8 abstentions. The minutes shows all Con/HW3, UPRA, RA voting against the amendment, all Labour and 3 IRG abstaining and 3 IRG voting in favour of the amendment and the substantive motion was agreed without a vote.

 

However on the webcast the Democratic Services Officer announces vote 4 was lost by 40 to 3. As this is a clear discrepancy and as it can now be no longer certain how everyone voted by show of hands the voting record for vote 4, 5 and 6 in the table needs to be deleted and the minutes changed.

 

4.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. 

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR, BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL OR BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

To receive announcements (if any).

6.

PETITIONS

 

To receive any petition presented pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.

 

Councillors Clarence Barrett, Jeffrey Tucker, Philippa Crowder and Denis O’Flynn have given notice of intention to present a petition.

7.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

To follow.

 

8.

BRIDGE CLOSE, ROMFORD - PURCHASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ON WATERLOO ROAD AND OLDCHURCH ROAD pdf icon PDF 69 KB

NOTE: The deadline for receipt of all amendments to reports including nominations relating to the report at agenda item 12 is midnight, Monday 21 January.

 

Report attached.

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9.

UPDATE ON THE COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME 2019 AND COUNCIL TAX SURCHARGE ON EMPTY HOMES pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Report attached.

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10.

COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULES pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report attached.

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11.

ALLOCATION OF SEATS ON THE COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Report attached.

12.

VACANCIES FOR THE POSITIONS OF CHAIRMAN, STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE AND VICE-CHAIR, PENSIONS COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report attached.

13.

MOTIONS FOR DEBATE pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Attached.

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