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Full Council – 01.12.2021
December 1, 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Agenda & meeting papers can be accessed in the PDF pack above.
MINUTES of a Meeting of Council held in the Function Room, Marshalls Sports Ground, Middlefield Lane, Gainsborough on Wednesday 01 December 2021 at 7:00pm
Councillor Pat O’Connor (Chairman)
Councillor Caz Davies
Councillor Tim Davies
Cllr David Dobbie
Councillor Paul Key
Councillor Keith Panter
Councillor Baptiste Velan
Councillor Kenneth Woolley
Belina Boyer Town Clerk
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
The Council noted apologies for absence from Cllrs Plastow, Craig, Boles and Schofield. Cllrs Muggridge, Lambie, Dannatt, Loates were not present.
2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There was none.
3. TO RECEIVE MEMBERS’ DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCALISM ACT 2011 AND TO RECEIVE ANY APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSATION
4. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Paper A)
Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 03 November 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 03 November 2021 be approved and signed as a true record of that meeting.
5. COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES (Paper C)
RESOLVED to NOTE committee meeting minutes drafted since the last meeting.
6. TOWN CLERKS REPORT (Paper D)
RESOLVED to NOTE the report the Town Clerk’s report.
7. GENERAL CEMETERY HAND RAILINGS (Paper D)
RESOLVED to release funds from the War Memorial EMR to proceed with the work at the earliest opportunity.
8. COUNCIL REVIEW
Due to Cllr Craig’s absence no update could be received. Deferred to next meeting.
9. COMMITTEE VACANCIES
RESOLVED to appoint Cllr P O’Connor as Chairman of the Personnel Committee.
There remains a vacancy on the Property and Services Committee.
10. FULL COUNCIL MEETING LOCATION
A proposal by Cllr Dobbie to continue committee meetings at Richmond House was not carried.
RESOLVED to move all Council and Committee meetings to the Function Room, Marshalls Sports Ground, Middlefield Lane, Gainsborough with immediate effect until the Annual Meeting of the Council.
The Clerk would liaise with the chairmen and members of the committees normally held on Tuesdays.
RESOLVED to temporarily appoint agency cleaning staff until a permanent member of staff can be appointed.
The choice of agency was delegated to the Clerk.
12. COUNCILLOR VACANCY
Cllr Dobbie called for a recorded vote.
RESOLVED to advertise the vacancy for co-option if no election was called.
Votes in favour: Cllrs C Davies, T Davies, P Key, P O’Connor, K Panter, B Velan, K Woolley.
Votes against: Cllr Dobbie
13. ACTING CLERK
RESOLVED to terminate the appointment of Cllr O’Connor as Acting Clerk with immediate effect as a Town Clerk had been appointed and taken up post.
RESOLVED to thank Cllr O’Connor for taking on the unpaid position of unpaid Acting Clerk.
Cllr O’Connor thanked the council’s staff for their support.
14. Correspondence to note
RESOLVED to note the correspondence previously circulated by email.
Meeting concluded at 20.07.
Singed as a true record of that meeting : _______________________Date: ____________