Your Councillors

COUNCIL

9 December 2015

Is the final decision on the recommendations in this report to be made at this meeting?

Yes

 

Calendar of Meetings

 

Final Decision-Maker

Council

Lead Head of Service

Paul Riley, Head of Finance and Resources

Lead Officer and Report Author

Paul Riley, Head of Finance and Resources

Poppy Collier, Democratic Services Officer

Classification

Public

Wards affected

None

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That the Calendar of Meetings 2016/17 as attached at Appendix A be agreed.

 

 

This report relates to the following corporate priorities:

         Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all

         Securing a successful economy for Maidstone Borough

Ensuring that the Councilís committees are scheduled to consider business regarding the above priorities.

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Council

9 December 2015



Calendar of Meetings

 

 

1.        PURPOSE OF REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1.1     To consider the new Calendar of Meetings for 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

2.        INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

 

2.1     The proposed Calendar of Meetings for 2016/17 is attached at Appendix A. This sets out the proposed dates for the Council and Service, Regulatory and Other Committees within the Committee structure. The calendar also includes dates for new Member Induction training as well as Induction training dates for new Planning Committee and Audit, Governance and Standards Committee members, together with dates for Planning Committee member training throughout the municipal year.

 

2.2     It will be noted that the Annual Meeting of Council is on Saturday 21 May 2016, to be held in conjunction with a Civic Parade.

 

2.3     It will be noted that following the Annual Meeting there will be meetings of all four service Committees, the Democracy Committee and the Employment Committee, to be held on 24 May 2016. The meetings will elect the Chair and Vice-Chair for each committee, other than for the Chair of Policy and Resources Committee who will be appointed at the Annual Meeting.

 

2.4     With the exception of Planning Committee there will be no other meetings during August.

 

2.5     Extraordinary Council meetings will be called if necessary.

 

 

3.        AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 

3.1     The dates of the meetings are in accordance with the normal pattern for meetings based on the Committee structure.

 

 

4.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

4.1     That the Calendar of Meetings be agreed.


 

 

 

5.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

None identified.

 

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

NA

 

Risk Management

NA

 

Financial

None identified.

Suzan Jones, †Finance Team

Staffing

NA

 

Legal

None identified.

Team Leader Corporate Governance

Equality Impact Needs Assessment

None identified.

Clare Wood, Policy & Information Officer

Environmental/Sustainable Development

NA

 

Community Safety

NA

 

Human Rights Act

NA

 

Procurement

NA

 

Asset Management

NA

 

 


 

 

6.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

The following documents are to be published with this report and form part of the report:

               Appendix A: Calendar of Meetings 2016/17

 

 

7.        BACKGROUND PAPERS

 

None.