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Items
No. Item

163.

ELECTION OF MAYOR pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To elect a Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Mrs Rekha Shah be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

 

164.

ELECTION AND INVESTITURE OF DEPUTY MAYOR

To elect a Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Margaret Davine be elected Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

 

165.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAIN

To receive the Mayor’s announcement concerning a Chaplain (as may be appropriate).

Minutes:

The Mayor confirmed to Council that she had appointed the following as her Chaplains for her Mayoral Year:

 

Jain - Vinod Kapashi   

 

Hindu - His Grace Srutidharma das, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple

 

Christian – Father James Power, Priest of Borough Church of St Mary’s & Harrow School

 

Jewish – Rabbi Kathleen de Magtige-Middleton, Mosaic Reform Synagogue

 

Muslim - Professor Imam Hafiz Muhammad Akram, Harrow Central Mosque & Masood Islamic Centre.

 

166.

CIVIC FUNCTIONS

To receive any communications from the newly elected Mayor as to the Civic Functions for 2016/17.

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Minutes:

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

 

167.

APPOINTMENT OF LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

For determination.

Minutes:

Councillors Sachin Shah and Susan Hall were each proposed and seconded for the position of the Leader of the Council.

 

Councillor Barry Kendler moved that the question be now put.  This was carried.

 

Upon being put to the vote it was

 

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Sachin Shah be appointed as Leader of the Council.

 

168.

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:

The Mayor invited appropriate declarations of interest.

 

Item 14 – London Regeneration Fund Grant

 

Councillor Susan Hall declared a pecuniary interest in that she ran a business in Wealdstone and that the proposals would directly affect her business.  She would leave the Chamber for the consideration and voting on this item.

 

169.

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.

 

170.

COUNCIL MINUTES pdf icon PDF 18 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

 

171.

RECOGNITION OF LONG SERVICE - COUNCILLOR CHRISTINE BEDNELL pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the Council acknowledge Councillor Christine Bednell’s 45 years’ service as a Member for Harrow Council in May 2016;

 

(2)          the Council of the London Borough of Harrow do hereby record their appreciation of the 45 years’ service by Councillor Christine Bednell to the London Borough of Harrow and for these words to be engrossed on vellum, framed and publicly presented to Councillor Bednell at the Council Meeting in September 2016;

 

(3)          the milestone of achieving 40 years’ service by a Councillor in future will be brought to the attention of the Mayor and the Leader of the Council by the Director of Legal and Governance Services for consideration on a case by case basis as to whether a scroll should be presented to the Councillor.

 

172.

CABINET AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

To note the appointments to Cabinet and to make appointments to Committees, Advisory Panels and Consultative Forums

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Minutes:

Councillor Sachin Shah moved an amendment to the recommendations.  This was seconded by Councillor Keith Ferry.

 

Councillor Keith Ferry moved that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.2, the question be now put.  This was seconded by Councillor Barry Kendler and was carried.  Upon being put to the vote the amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

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

 

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

 

(iii)         the terms of reference for 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;

 

(vi)         the establishment and terms of reference of all of the Cabinet Advisory Panels and Consultative Forums, as set out in Appendix C, be agreed;

 

(vii)       the first sentence of Article 7 of the Council’s Constitution be amended to read as follows:

 

“The Leader may appoint a maximum of 4 non-executive members of cabinet from the voluntary sector and from elected Members;”

 

(viii)      it be noted that the Leader of Council appointed Councillor David Perry as a non-executive member of Cabinet.

 

173.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS TO COMMITTEES

To make appointments of Chairs to Committees for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

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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 Antonio Weiss

Health and Wellbeing Board

Councillor Sachin Shah

 

Licensing and General Purposes

 

Councillor Krishna Suresh

 

Overview and Scrutiny

 

Councillor Jerry Miles

Planning

Councillor Keith Ferry

 

Pension Fund

Councillor Nitin Parekh

 

 

174.

APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES

To receive proposals from Political Groups as to the appointment of representatives of the authority to serve on Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Outside Body appointments for the Municipal Year 2016/17 be approved, as set out on the supplemental summons.

 

175.

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2015-16 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Recommendation I : Overview and Scrutiny Committee

                                    (19 April 2016)

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Scrutiny Annual Report 2015/16 be endorsed.

 

176.

LONDON REGENERATION FUND GRANT pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I:             Cabinet

                                    (21 April 2016)

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the following new projects be funded through the London Regeneration Fund and other external funding in 2016/17 to 2019/20 Capital Programme:

 

·                     Artisan Workspace £0.66m;

·                     Creation of a public Town Square in Wealdstone in £1.165m.

 

177.

EQUALITIES VISION AND OBJECTIVES pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Recommendation I: Cabinet

                                    (21 April 2016)

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the ‘Vision’ for Equalities be endorsed and the revised Corporate Equality Objectives and the Action Plan to support these, Appendix 1 to Cabinet report refers, be agreed.

 

178.

DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 2016/17

To note and confirm the dates of ordinary meetings of the Council for the 2016/17 Municipal Year, as follows:-

 

22 September 2016

1 December 2016

23 February 2017

18 May 2017 (Annual)

Minutes:

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

 

22 September 2016

1 December 2016

23 February 2017

18 May 2017 (Annual)