Agenda and minutes

Constitution Working Party
Monday, 16th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Tom McGee be elected Chair of the Working Party for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Tom McGee in the Chair

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2.

Election of Vice Chair

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Kate Butler be elected Vice Chair of the Working Party for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

 

3.

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2020.

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Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 20 February 2019 were approved as a correct record.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers are invited to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

5.

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer.

 

The report sets out proposed options for the amendment of the Constitution.

 

The Working Party is asked to consider the proposed options.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the proposed options for the amendment of the following sections of the Constitution: -

 

(i)            Duration of the Council Meeting

(ii)          Part 3 (Scheme of Delegation)

(iii)         Part 4 (Financial Procedure Rules) (“FPRs)

 

Members discussed the proposed amendments, in particular the suggested revisions to the Constitution but no decisions were made.

 

 RESOLVED - It was agreed that Members would meet in their groups to consider the issues raised in the report.  Members’ suggestions would be put forward at the next meeting of the committee and Members would then have the opportunity to make their recommendations.