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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

MINUTES OF THE REMOTE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL HELD ON

28 JANUARY 2021

 

Present:

Councillor Mrs Ring (Mayor) and

Councillors Adkinson, Mrs Blackmore, Brice, D Burton, M Burton, Chappell-Tay, Clark, Cox, Cuming, Daley, Fort, Garland, Garten, Mrs Gooch, Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harvey, Hastie, Hinder, Joy, Khadka, Kimmance, Lewins, McKay, Munford, Naghi, Newton, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Powell, Mrs Robertson, D Rose, M Rose, Round, J Sams, Spooner, Springett, Vizzard, Wilby and Young

 

 

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196.     Minute's Silence

 

The Council observed a minuteís silence in memory of all those in the Borough and surrounding area who had lost their lives due to COVID-19, including Steve Nunn who had worked in the Councilís Parks Team for forty-five years and was known to and would be remembered by many.

 

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197.     Apologies for Absence

 

It was noted that apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Brindle, English, Eves, Fissenden, Harwood, Mortimer, Purle and T Sams.

 

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198.     Dispensations

 

There were no applications for dispensations.

 

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199.     Disclosures by Members and Officers

 

There were no disclosures by Members or Officers.

 

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200.     Disclosures of Lobbying

 

There were no disclosures of lobbying.

 

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201.     Exempt Items

 

RESOLVED:† That the items on the agenda be taken in public as proposed.

 

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202.     Mayor's Announcements

 

The Mayor said that although there were no engagements due to COVID-19, she was still talking to a lot of people by telephone, and this was uplifting.

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203.     Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

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204.     Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public

 

There were no questions from members of the public.

 

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205.     Questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees

 

There were no questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees.

 

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206.     Oral Report of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 20 January 2021 - Treasury Management Strategy - Counterparty Limits

 

Councillor Cox, the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, presented the report of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 January 2021 recommending the adoption of new Treasury Management counterparty limits in advance of the previously envisaged adoption date of 1 April 2021.

 

It was moved by Councillor Cox, seconded by Councillor Perry, and:

 

RESOLVED:† That the Treasury Management counterparty limits, set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Director of Finance and Business Improvement to the meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 20 January 2021, and attached as an Appendix to these Minutes, be adopted in advance of the previously envisaged adoption date of 1 April 2021.

 

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207.     Duration of Meeting

 

6.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

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