Agenda and minutes
Special meeting, Council
Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12.00 pm
Venue: The Ballroom, Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AX. View directions
Contact: Julie North Senior Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.
Cllrs S Hogben and G Baggot declared an interest in item 4 of the agenda by virtue of being members of the ANSA Board. Both Members left the meeting during consideration of this item and did not return.
Public Speaking Time/Open Session
In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 35 and Appendix 7 to the rules, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to speak at Council meetings.
Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.
Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given. It is not a requirement to give notice of the intention to make use of public speaking provision. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours notice is encouraged.
Mr G Goodwin used public speaking time to address Council regarding comments made at the Council meeting on 27 July 2017 regarding a virement of £2.4m to the new Waste Hub. Cllr Paul Bates, Finance and Communication Portfolio Holder, responded.
Middlewich Town Cllr J Parry also used public speaking time to address Council regarding the virement of £2.4m to the new Waste Hub. Cllr Paul Bates, Finance and Communication Portfolio Holder, responded.
To consider the attached report.
Under powers contained in legislation, five Members of the Council had requisitioned a special meeting of Council. On behalf of those Members, Councillor Amanda Stott had submitted a motion to Council with regard to aspects of the Council decision of 27th July 2017 relating to a sum of £2.4m gifted to ANSA.
A motion was proposed and seconded and subsequently withdrawn, following an undertaking by the Leader of the Council that a report in respect of this matter would be submitted to Cabinet.
That a report be submitted to a future meeting of Cabinet in respect of the above matter.