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Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document

Meeting of the Council held on 24/04/2007
Minutes




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* Mr D C Inman (Mayor)
* Mr A Rayner (Deputy Mayor)

*
Mr M H W Band
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Mrs M V M Hunt
Mr L C Bate
*
Mr P B Isherwood
*
Mr P BetlemMrs S R Jacobs
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Mr M J Blower
*
Mrs D M James
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Dr J F A BlowersMrs J R Keen
Captain P G Burden
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Dr M-G Lane
Mr M W Byham
*
Mr J C S Mackie
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Mrs E Cable
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Mrs A E Mansell
Mrs S J Campany
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Mr C H Mansell
Mr M A Clark
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Dr P M Marriott
*
Mrs C Cockburn
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Mr W M Marshall
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Mr V DuckettMr P J Martin
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Mr S D Edge
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Mrs P N Mitchell
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Mr M A Edgington
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Mr P J Nicholson
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Mr B A Ellis
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Mr K T Reed
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Mrs P EllisMr P S Rivers
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Miss G B W Ferguson
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Mr J E Robini
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Mrs M E Foryszewski
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Mr J R Sandy
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Mrs P M Frost
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Mrs C E Savage
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Mr R D Frost
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Mr J M Savage
Mr D R Gallacher
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Mr V K Scrivens
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Mr R J Gates
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Mr B G Shelley
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Mr B Grainger-Jones
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Mr C C E Slyfield
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Mr P D Harmer
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Mrs J A Slyfield
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Mr P HaveronMs M Taylor
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Mrs P Hibbert
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Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs L S R Hodgson
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Mr R C Terry
* Mr K Webster

* Present

87. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 20th February 2007 were confirmed and signed.

88. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Mr M W Byham, Mrs S R Jacobs, Mrs J R Keen and Mr P J Martin.

89. DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

There were no interests raised under this item.


90. MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor wished to record his thanks for the support given to Members over the past months by the four Directors when they had covered the Managing Director post.

91. POLITICAL GROUPS ON THE COUNCIL

The Council noted the report on the representation of political groups, following Mr Blower’s resignation from the Liberal Democrat Group and decision to join the Independent Group.

92. QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The following question to the Mayor had been received from Mrs Anne Cooper of Farnham in accordance with Procedure Rule 10. Mrs Cooper had been unable to attend the meeting.

“The former Chief Executive of Waverley, Christine Pointer, wrote a letter to Jeremy Hunt, MP in June 2005, saying that any further survey of the Brightwell House/Redgrave Theatre buildings “would almost certainly be a wasted exercise”. He had written to her on my behalf over concern over the state of deterioration of the buildings and whether a survey should be carried out. Almost two years have passed since then and the buildings have remained boarded up and unused.

Is this still Waverley policy and has the Council thought fit to carry out any survey of these buildings since 2005?”

The following response was read by the Portfolio Holder and would be sent to Mrs Cooper:-

“The condition of the buildings continues to be regularly inspected for wind and water tightness.”

96. MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE

With the consent of the Council, the Mayor varied the order of business to allow the two items from the minutes of the Executive meeting on 27th March 2007 to be considered as the last item of business in open session.

97. MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE – 27TH MARCH 2007

The following two items were considered at the Executive on 27th March and reported to this meeting of the Council. Further Part I recommendations from that meeting would be reported to Council on 24th April.

98. APPOINTMENT OF MANAGING DIRECTOR

The recommendation of the Selection Panel appointed at the Council meeting on 12th December 2006 to undertake the appointment of a new Managing Director for Waverley was put before the Council for confirmation. The final interviews had taken place on Monday 26th March 2007 and details of the appointment had been tabled at the meeting.

The Council agreed that the decision would be announced in open session.

99. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

At 7.09 p.m. it was moved by the Mayor, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded during the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 3 of the revised Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

100. APPOINTMENT OF MANAGING DIRECTOR

In exempt session, the Council was informed of the details of the selected candidate, the process leading up to the selection and the financial implications.

At 7.35 p.m. it was agreed that the meeting should resume in open session and it was

The meeting concluded at 7.36 pm. comms\council\2006-2007\050.doc