BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held on Thursday 21st April 2005
At the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon
 
Present: The Vice Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner, Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. S Newbon,
Cllr. Mrs C Silvester, Cllr. Mrs S Jureko, Cllr. Mrs J Ahern, Cllr. Mrs C Arnold
Cllr. P MacLoughlin, Cllr. P Ridgewell, Cllr. V Ashley

Also present: The Acting Clerk Mrs C Mason, 1 member of the press

The meeting commenced at 7.00pm

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. N Vant due to business commitments, Cllr. S Edwards due to business commitments

2.  DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS AND ADDITIONS TO REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTEREST (PCC OF C2001/LGA 2000)
None

3.  TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
Of the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting on Monday 4th April 2005
(Public Items) (LGA 1972 Sch12)
Omitted from the minutes: Prior to opening the meeting the Vice-Chairman Mrs E Milner offered the Council’s condolences to Cllr. Ms J Bourton on the loss of her father.
Item 2 Declarations of Interests and Additions to Register of Members Interest should read…Cllr. Mrs J Ahern declared an interest in Agenda Item 15: Ling Heath Trust
Item 4 Matters Arising should read…….from precepted funds had been paid. The Chairman Cllr. Ms J Bourton said she would look into the matter and if necessary issue the relevant cheque
Item 8 Urgent Business should read……provision of tennis and wider sports facilities for the Brandon Remembrance Playing Field
Item 9.2 should read…….Decisions and other information from FHDC since 7th March 2005
Item 11 Due to an administration error the Resolution No. was omitted.   
Item 12 Reports from East Ward should read………Footpath from St Benedicts Road to Downham Way
Item 15 Nominative Trustees for Ling Heath Trust and Brandon Poors Estate …Until May 2007 should be added to Resolution Record Nos. 244/245/246
Resolution Record No. BTC/260/21/Apr/05
Proposed by Cllr. R Silvester and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT THE AMENDED MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF THE 4TH APRIL 2005 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
4.  MATTERS ARISING
From the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting of Monday 4th April 2005.
Cllr. R Silvester asked it to be noted that despite a verbal request to the Acting Clerk that he wished to be considered as the Council’s Nominative Trustee for the Ling Heath Trust Charity and the Brandon Poors Estate Charity, the Chairman Cllr. Ms J Bourton had chosen not to put his name forward. Cllr. R Silvester requested this be bought back to the table at the next meeting.

5. RETROSPECTIVE RESOLUTION
The Vice-Chairman requested RETROSPECTIVE be omitted
Resolution No.
Cllr. R Silvester proposed, duly seconded by Cllr. P MacLoughlin : ‘That this Council elects Mrs Christine Mason to be the Proper Officer of Brandon Town Council during the period of absence through sickness of the existing Town Clerk’

With questions raised by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern on the validity of the Fidelity Insurance Cllr. S Jureko suggested an amendment to the proposal, duly seconded by Cllr. Mrs C Arnold
‘That the decision to elect Mrs Christine Mason to be the Proper Officer of Brandon Town Council during the period of absence through sickness of the existing Town Clerk be deferred until the 9th May 2005 in order to receive written confirmation from NALC and the Insurance Company that the current Fidelity Insurance Cover is validated

The amendment was CARRIED 6 for 4 against 0 abstentions

Resolution Record No. BTC/261/21/Apr/05
THAT THE DECISION TO ELECT MRS CHRITINE MASON TO BE THE PROPER OFFICER OF BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL DURING THE ABSENCE THROUGH SICKESS OF THE EXISTING TOWN CLERK BE DEFERRED UNTIL THE 9TH MAY 2005 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE WRITTEN CONFIRMATION FROM NALC AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT THE CURRENT FIDELITY INSURANCE COVER IS VALIDATED
6.  ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
It was proposed by Cllr. P MacLoughlin and seconded by Cllr. Mrs C Silvester that the Vice-Chairman Mrs E Milner be elected Chairman of Brandon Town Council until the Annual Meeting on the 9th May 2005.

Vice-Chairman Mrs E Milner asked if there were any other further nominations.

Cllr. Mrs J Ahern proposed, duly seconded by Cllr. V Ashley that Cllr. Mrs S Jureko be elected Chairman of Brandon Town Council until the Annual Meeting on the 9th May 2005.

At this point in the proceedings Vice-Chairman Mrs E Milner, Cllr. R Silvester,
Cllr. P MacLoughlin left the room.

Resolution Record No. BTC/262/21/Apr/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs C Arnold and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT CLLR. S NEWBON BE ELECTED TO CHAIR THE REMAINDER OF THE SPECIAL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF THE 21ST APRIL 2005
In his capacity as Elected Chairman Cllr. S Newbon considered it appropriate to declare the meeting closed.

The Meeting terminated at 7.40pm.




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