Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 10.00 am
Venue: The Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension
Contact: Donald Connolly
Webcast: View the webcast
The Lord Mayor's Announcements and Special Business
Including a presentation on Social Value by Pete Bradshaw (Head of Sustainability, Manchester City Football Club).
To allow members an opportunity to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax or Council rent arrears. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration. If members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.
To submit for approval the minutes of the Special and Ordinary meetings held on 2 October 2019.
Notice of Motion: Christmas Markets in Albert Square
Council notes that this year marks the twentieth year of the Christmas Markets in Albert Square, during which time Manchester has seen many changes.
Council looks forward to their continued success, and to their return to Albert Square when the works on Our Town Hall are completed in 2024.
Proposed by Councillor Karney, Seconded by Councillor Rahman and also signed by Councillors Flanagan, Andrews and Lyons.
To submit the minutes of the Executive on 16 October 2019 and 13 November 2019 (to follow) and in particular to consider:
Exe/19/85 Revenue Budget Monitoring 2019/20
To recommend that the Council approve the proposed virements over £0.5m in paragraph as set out in the minutes.
Exe/19/97 Capital Programme Update
To recommend that the Council approve the following two changes to the capital programme:
a) ICT – Collaboration Platform Replacement. A capital budget allocation through transfer of £2.100m from the End User Experience budget is requested, funded by borrowing.
b) Neighbourhoods – Cremator and Mercury Abatement Plant Replacement Strategy. A capital budget increase of £1.551m is requested, funded by borrowing
Exe/19/98 Capital Programme Monitoring 2019/20
To recommend that Council approve the virements over £0.5m between capital schemes to maximise use of funding resources available to the City Council as set out in the appendix to these minutes.
Questions to Executive Members and Others under Procedural Rule 23
To receive answers to any questions that councillors have raised in accordance with Procedural Rule 23.
To note the minutes of the following committees:
Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee:8 October 2019 and 5 November 2019 (to follow)
Health:8 October 2019 and 5 November 2019 (to follow)
Children and Young People: 9 October 2019 and 6 November 2019 (to follow)
Neighbourhoods and Environment: 9 October 2019 and 6 November 2019
Economy: 10 October 2019 and 7 November 2019
Communities and Equalities: 10 October 2019 and 7 November 2019 (to follow)
To submit for approval the minutes of the following meetings and consider recommendations made by the committee:
Planning and Highways Committee – 19 September 2019, 17 October 2019 and 14 November 2019 (to follow)
Audit Committee – 15 October 2019 and 12 November 2019
Health and Wellbeing Board - 30 October 2019
Standards Committee (including the annual report of the Standards Committee) - 31 October 2019 (to follow)
Constitutional and Nomination Committee – 4 November 2019 and 27 November 2019 (to be tabled), and in particular to consider:
CN/19/26 Statutory Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places: Draft Proposals
To recommend to the Council the adoption of parliamentary polling districts and parliamentary polling places as set out in the scheme contained in Appendix 1 and in the maps found at Appendix 2, replacing the Didsbury East map with the revision that was submitted at the meeting.
To recommend to the Council the approval of the reasons given in the report for the in respect of the designation of parliamentary polling districts and parliamentary polling places.
To recommend to the Council that the scheme contained in Appendix 1 be adopted in relation to both Parliamentary and Local government elections, including the revision to the scheme that were introduced at the meeting in relation to Didsbury East ward.
To recommend to the Council that the Chief Executive is requested to publish such notices and other documentation required by law on completion of the review.
To recommend that the Council requests that the Electoral Registration Officer makes the necessary amendments to polling districts for the publication of the revised Electoral Register, noting that one of the implications of the Parliamentary General Election on 12 December was that the new Register would need to be published on 2 February 2020, to reflect the new scheme.
To recommend to the Council that authority continues to be delegated to the Chief Executive to make, where necessary, alterations to the designation of any polling place prior to the next full review in consultation with ward councillors, group leaders and the Chair of Constitutional and Nomination Committee.
Personnel Committee - 16 October 2019, and in particular to consider:
PE/19/25 Director of Commercial and Operations
To recommend that Council approves the regrade of the Director Commercial and operations from SS3 (£78, 715 - £87, 217) to SS4 (£95, 953 - £105, 940) and agrees to appointment at a salary of £105,940
The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.