Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary Council Meeting, Council
Thursday, 5th November, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Vitual meeting

Contact: Ellen Walker  43455

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Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

18.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

Minutes:

Councillors Burr, Duncan and Goodrick declared a personal interest but non pecuniary interest as Members of North Yorkshire County Council.

 

These Members confirmed that they would be taking part with an open mind, taking into account all relevant information prior to making a decision, and exercise their judgement in the best interests of the public and this Council.

 

19.

Submission of KPMG Case for Change

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Duncan and seconded by Councillor Arnold that the following recommendations be approved and adopted.

 

That Council be recommended to approve:

 

(a)       the submission of the outline Case for Change to the MHCLG as set out at Appendix 1 to this report to comply with the deadline of 9th November 2020.

 

(b)       authorise the Chief Executive to finalise the Case for Change and submit the final proposal to the MHCLG to comply with the deadline of 9th December 2020.

 

Councillor Clark moved following amendment:

 

            “Alter (a) as follows:

 

(a)

i)          RDC requests the Minister to include local delivery units (LDU) on the district and borough boundaries so as to deliver our aim of ‘local services for local people delivered by local councillors’

 

ii)         Approve the submission of the outline case for change as amended above, to the MHCLG to comply with the deadline of 9th November 2020.”

 

On the advice of the Monitoring Officer acting on LGR matters, the amendment was ruled out of order.

 

Councillor Clark moved and Councillor Potter seconded the following amendment:

 

“Delete (b) and replace with;

 

The Chief Executive to consult simultaneously with all Group Leaders before finalising the Case for Change.”

 

Upon being put to the vote the amendment was lost.

 

Voting record

14 For

16 Against

 

Recorded vote

For

Cllrs J Andrews, P Andrews, Brackstone, Burr, Clark, Frank, Hope, Keal, Mason, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray and Wass

Against

Cllrs Arnold, Bailey, Cleary, Cussons, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Garbutt Moore, Goodrick, Graham, King, Mackenzie, Middleton, Oxley, Raper and Windress

 

Councillor J Andrews moved and Councillor Wass seconded the following amendment:

 

“Amend (b) to read:

Authorise the Chief Executive to finalise the case for change and present the document to Full Council on 3 December for discussion before submitting the final proposal to MHCLG to comply with the deadline of 9 December 2020.”

Upon being put to the vote the amendment was lost.

Voting record

15 For

15 Against

Chairman’s casting vote – Against

 

Recorded vote

For

Cllrs J Andrews, P Andrews, Brackstone, Burr, Clark, Cussons, Frank, Hope, Keal, Mason, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray and Wass

Against

Cllrs Arnold, Bailey, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Garbutt Moore, Goodrick, Graham, King, Mackenzie, Middleton, Oxley, Raper and Windress

 

Upon being put to the vote the substantive motion was carried.

Resolved

(a)       That the submission of the outline Case for Change to the MHCLG as set out at Appendix 1 to this report to comply with the deadline of 9th November 2020 be approved.

 

(b)       That the Chief Executive be authorised to finalise the Case for Change and submit the final proposal to the MHCLG to comply with the deadline of 9th December 2020.

 

Voting record

21 For

7 Against

1 Abstention

 

            Recorded vote

            For

Cllrs Arnold, Bailey, Burr, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Frank, Garbutt Moore, Goodrick, Graham, Hope, Keal, King, Mackenzie, Mason, Middleton, Oxley, Raine, Raper and Windress

            Against

            Cllrs J Andrews, Brackstone, Clark, Potter, Riby, Thackray and Wass

            Abstain

            Cllr  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.