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Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTE SILENCE

Minutes:

Members of Council stood and observed a minute silence for the late Sir Roger Bannister, a Freeman of the Borough.

2.

ELECTION OF MAYOR pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To elect a Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

 

[Under the Provisions of Paragraphs 2(2) and 2(3) of Schedule 2 to the Local Government Act 1972, the retiring Mayor for 2017/18, The Worshipful the Mayor Margaret Davine, will assume the Chair and preside for the purposes of the proceedings at Item 1 on the Summons, being the election of her successor as Mayor.

 

Only in the event of there being an equality of votes cast in the election would The Worshipful the Mayor Margaret Davine be entitled to vote on the appointment of a Mayor for 2018/19 by virtue of the statutory provisions, notwithstanding that she is not an elected Councillor.]

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

 

[Note:  The Conservative Group wished to recorded as having voted for Councillor Chris Mote].

3.

MAYOR'S NOTIFICATION OF DEPUTY MAYOR

To receive notification from the incoming Mayor regarding the appointment of Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Nitin Parekh be appointed Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

4.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAIN

To receive the Mayor’s announcement concerning a Chaplain.

 

The order of proceedings for items 1 to 3 above is to follow

Minutes:

The Mayor confirmed to Council that she had appointed Imam Sheikh Salman Sidiq, Si Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre and Rabbi Kathleen De Matige-Middleton, Mosaic Synagogue, as her Chaplains for her Mayoral Year.

5.

RETURN OF COUNCILLORS AND NOTIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF POLITICAL GROUPS INCLUDING LEADERS, DEPUTY LEADERS AND PARTY WHIPS pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To receive a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services on the return of Councillors elected for the 21 wards in the Borough at the elections held on Thursday 3 May 2018 and details of the notification received of Members of the Political Groups, including Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Party Whips.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the return of Councillors elected, their respective wards and membership of the respective political groups and the Group Officers as contained in the report noted.

6.

APPOINTMENT OF LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

For determination.

Minutes:

Upon the meeting moving to a vote upon the appointment of Leader of the Council,

ten Members rose and requested a Roll Call vote.  The voting on the appointment of Leader of the Council  was as follows:

 

Roll Call Vote (In Favour of Councillor Graham Henson):  Her Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar, Councillors Ali, Dan Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Sue Anderson, Assad, Borio, Brown, Butterworth, Dattani, Ferry, Fitzpatrick, Gilligan, Graham Henson, Maxine Henson, Jamie, Lee, Maru, Miles, Murphy-Strachan, O’Dell, Parekh, Varsha Parmar, Primesh Patel, Perry, Proctor, Ramchandani, Robson, Rekha Shah, Sachin Shah, Smith, Krishna Suresh, Sasikala Suresh, Swersky and Weiss.

 

Roll Call Vote (In Favour of Councillor Sachin Shah):  Councillors Almond, Ashton, Bath, Baxter, Benjamin, Chauhan, Greek, Halai, Hall, Hinkley, Hirani, Jogia, Lammiman, Dr Lewinson, Mithani, Moshenson, Chris Mote, Janet Mote, Osborn, Mina Parmar, Anjana Patel, Pritesh Patel, Rabadia, Seymour, Stevenson, Thakker and Wright.

 

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Graham Henson be elected as Leader of the Council of the London Borough of Harrow for four years.

7.

CIVIC FUNCTIONS pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To receive any communications from the newly elected Mayor as to the Civic Functions for 2018/19.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the dates of the Civic Functions be noted.

8.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from all Members of the Council.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests made by Members.

9.

PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

To receive and consider any procedural motions by Members of the Council in relation to the conduct of this Meeting.  Notice of such procedural motions, received after the issuing of this Summons, will be tabled.

Minutes:

There were no procedural motions.

10.

COUNCIL MINUTES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

11.

EXTENSION OF THE INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE (HEAD OF PAID SERVICE)

Report of the Divisional Director of Strategic Commissioning

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the extension to the current interim arrangements for the Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service) position be agreed, subject to there being no well-founded objections from members of the Executive, so that Tom Whiting continued in this post from 25 May 2018 until the Council appointed to the role permanently.

12.

CABINET AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To receive a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services to note the appointments to Cabinet and seek Council approval to the appointments to Committees.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(i)            it be noted that Councillor Keith Ferry was the Deputy Leader of the Council;

 

(ii)          the Councillors appointed to Cabinet with the identified portfolios, as contained in the report, be noted;

 

(iii)         the terms of reference for Cabinet and the Portfolio Holders attached at Appendix A to the report be agreed for inclusion in the Council’s Constitution;

 

(iv)         the determination of the allocation of places on the Council’s Committees contained in the report and in accordance with the ‘political balance’ rules in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 be agreed and Members be appointed to them, in accordance with the notification from Political Groups;

 

(v)          the establishment and terms of reference of all of the Council’s Committees and other bodies contained in Appendix B to the report be agreed, subject to noting that Councillor Primesh Patel be appointed to the Licensing and General Purposes Committee as a main member and Councillor Sarah Butterworth be appointed as a reserve member.

13.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS TO COMMITTEES

To receive a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services seeking Council approval to the appointment of Chairs of Committees for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the  following Councillors be elected as the Chairs of the relevant Committees:

 

Governance, Audit, Risk

Management and Standards

 

Councillor David Perry

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Councillor Graham Henson

Licensing and General Purposes

 

Councillor Phillip O’Dell

Overview and Scrutiny

 

Councillor Jeff Anderson

Planning

 

Councillor Keith Ferry

Pension Fund

Councillor Nitin Parekh

 

14.

APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To receive proposals from Political Groups as to the appointment of representatives of the authority to serve on the Outside Bodies listed for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That, subject to noting that Councillor James Lee be appointed to the Harrow in Europe Committee, the Outside Body appointments for the Municipal Year 2018/19 be approved, as set out in the Appendix to these minutes.

15.

DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 2018/19

To note and confirm the dates of ordinary meetings of Council for the 2018/19 Municipal Year, as follows:-

 

19 July 2018

29 November 2018

28 February 2019

16 May 2019 (Annual)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the dates of the following Council meetings be confirmed:

 

19 July 2018

29 November 2018

28 February 2019

16 May 2019 (Annual)

16.

INFORMATION REPORT - REMUNERATION PACKAGES AND SEVERANCE PAYMENTS OF £100,000 OR GREATER

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.