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Full Council 07.07.2021
July 7, 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Agenda & meeting papers can be accessed in the PDF pack above.
Recorded Vote: Recorded Vote 7th July
MINUTES of a Meeting of Council held in the Function Room, Marshalls Sports Ground, Middlefield Lane, Gainsborough on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 7:00pm
Councillor Richard Craig (Chairman)
Councillor Dennis Dannatt
Councillor Tim Davies
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Chris Lambie
Councillor Sally Loates
Councillor Pat O’Connor
Councillor Keith Panter
Councillor James Plastow
Councillor Denise Schofield
Councillor James Ward
Councillor Kenneth Woolley
Also Present: x2 Members of the public
1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Matthew Boles
Councillor Harry Clarke
Councillor Paul Key
Councillor Baptiste Velan
2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
3. TO RECEIVE MEMBERS’ DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCALISM ACT 2011 AND TO RECEIVE ANY APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSATION
Councillor Dobbie declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 as he was related to a co-option candidate.
Councillor Craig declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 as he was related to a co-option candidate.
Councillor Davies declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 as he was related to a co-option candidate.
4. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Paper A)
i. Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 2 June 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 June 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Note: Four Councillors abstained from voting on the above resolution.
5. COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES (Paper B)
RESOLVED to NOTE committee meeting minutes drafted since the last meeting.
6. TOWN CLERKS REPORT (Paper C)
RESOLVED to NOTE the report from the Deputy Town Clerk.
7. CO-OPTION (Paper D)
Three of the four candidates were present at the meeting, one had sent apologies.
Personal statements were read out and a vote taken.
At the request a recorded vote was taken as follows: –
Timothy Wood – 4 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 abstained from voting
Ron Jackson – 0 votes for, 3 votes against, 9 abstained from voting
Caz Davies – 6 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 abstained from voting
Susan Craig – 5 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 abstained from voting
RESOLVED that Caz Davies be elected as Councillor to Gainsborough Town Council.
8. COMMITTEE VACANCIES
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Plastow to the Finance and Strategy Committee for 2021/22.
Two nominations received for the Personnel Committee.
A vote was taken as follows: –
Councillor Schofield 6 for, 3 against, 3 abstained from voting
Councillor Key 5 for, 4 against, 3 abstained from voting
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Schofield to the Personnel Committee for 2021/22.
A vacancy remains on the Planning Committee.
9. MEETING CALENDAR (Paper E)
Council considered approval of the 2021/22 meeting schedule
RESOLVED to approve the 2021/22 meeting schedule and a further review to take place at September Full Council meeting, and consideration be made that Full Council meetings be held at Marshalls Sports Ground and committee meetings revert back to Richmond House from September.
10. ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
RESOLVED to defer the item until the September Full Council following seeking clarification if an Annual Public meeting must take place this year.
Content to consider for the agenda; – Richard Davies (LCC Highways), Mike Hopper (Gainsborough Neighbourhood plan), PCC Marc Jones, something for Harry Clarke long service.
11. CIVIC SERVICE
Council considered arrangements for the annual Civic Service.
RESOLVED that the Chairman would speak with the Deputy Clerk on an appropriate way forward.
12. APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE TO AN OUTISDE BODY
Councillor considered appointing a representative to the Gainsborough Crisis Action Team.
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Dannatt as a Council representative on the Gainsborough Crisis Action Team.
13. UTILITY VEHICLE (UTV)
Council considered the recommendation made by the Property and Services Committee at it’s meeting held on 9 June 2021.
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to approve the purchase of a new Kubota rtv 1100 utility vehicle from Farmstar at a cost of £15,500 +VAT. £10,000 to be used from the budget and £5,500 be taken from general reserves, but a part exchange with the current Kawasaki Mule be negotiated.
Farmstar have now confirmed they would offer £1,500 for part exchange of the old Kawasaki Mule.
RESOLVED to approve the purchase of a new Kubota rtv 1100 utility vehicle from Farmstar at a cost of £15,500 +VAT. £10,000 to be used from the budget and £4,000 be taken from general reserves.
14. ACTING TOWN CLERK
Council considered the recommendation made by the Personnel Committee at its meeting held on Wednesday 23 June 2021:
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to appoint Councillor O’Connor as Acting Town Clerk as an unpaid role from 17th July 2021.
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor O’Connor as Acting Town Clerk as an unpaid role from 17th July 2021.
Meeting concluded at 7.56pm