Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Council held on 24/04/2007
Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices,
Godalming on 28th March 2007
* Mr D C Inman (Mayor)
* Mr A Rayner (Deputy Mayor)
Mr M H W Band
Mrs M V M Hunt
Mr L C Bate
Mr P B Isherwood
Mr P Betlem
Mrs S R Jacobs
Mr M J Blower
Mrs D M James
Dr J F A Blowers
Mrs J R Keen
Captain P G Burden
Dr M-G Lane
Mr M W Byham
Mr J C S Mackie
Mrs E Cable
Mrs A E Mansell
Mrs S J Campany
Mr C H Mansell
Mr M A Clark
Dr P M Marriott
Mrs C Cockburn
Mr W M Marshall
Mr V Duckett
Mr P J Martin
Mr S D Edge
Mrs P N Mitchell
Mr M A Edgington
Mr P J Nicholson
Mr B A Ellis
Mr K T Reed
Mrs P Ellis
Mr P S Rivers
Miss G B W Ferguson
Mr J E Robini
Mrs M E Foryszewski
Mr J R Sandy
Mrs P M Frost
Mrs C E Savage
Mr R D Frost
Mr J M Savage
Mr D R Gallacher
Mr V K Scrivens
Mr R J Gates
Mr B G Shelley
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mr C C E Slyfield
Mr P D Harmer
Mrs J A Slyfield
Mr P Haveron
Ms M Taylor
Mrs P Hibbert
Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs L S R Hodgson
Mr R C Terry
* Mr K Webster
The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 20th February 2007 were confirmed and signed.
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.
DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
There were no interests raised under this item.
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.
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.
RESOLVED that the existing membership of Committees remain unchanged until the review following the May 2007 elections.
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.”
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.
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.
Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Application to Extend ‘Saved’ Policies Beyond Three Years
(Minute No. 268)
Review of Local Development Scheme Processes
(Minute No. 269)
It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive, duly seconded and
RESOLVED that Minute Nos. 268 and 269 of the Meeting of the Executive held on 27th March 2007 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted
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.
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).
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
RESOLVED that the Council confirms the offer of the appointment to the person named in the Exempt Annexe and agrees to the provision for additional funding to meet any costs from the Revenue Reserve Fund.
The meeting concluded at 7.36 pm.