Meeting: Annual Town Council Meeting
Meeting Date: Monday 22nd May 2023 at 7pm
Meeting Venue: Knutsford Academy Lower School Hall, Westfield Drive
Public seating will be available. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom to enable remote public listening and participation and an audio stream will also be broadcast to Facebook. To join the meeting via Zoom, visit https://bit.ly/KTC-Meeting or use meeting ID 821 0560 5574 and password KTC-456189.
1 ELECTION OF THE TOWN MAYOR
To elect the Town Mayor and receive their declaration of acceptance of office.
2 RESULTS OF COUNCIL ELECTIONS
To note the results of the May 2023 Town Council elections and welcome new members to the council.
Attachment: C-23-01 May 2023 Town Council Election Results
3 DECLARATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
To note that all members have given their declaration of acceptance of office as required by law.
4 ELECTION OF THE DEPUTY TOWN MAYOR
To elect the Deputy Town Mayor and receive their declaration of acceptance of office.
5 APPOINTMENT OF THE MAYOR’S CADET
The Town Mayor shall announce the appointment of the Mayor’s Cadet.
6 APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES
To appoint members to represent the council on external bodies
Attachment: Report C-23-02 Proposed External Representative Appointments
7 APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES, SUB-COMMITTEES AND BANK SIGNATORIES
To appoint members and Chairman/Deputy Chairman of the council’s committees and sub-committees, and to confirm the council’s bank signatories.
Attachment: Report C-23-03 Proposed Committee Memberships
8 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence.
9 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
To receive declarations of personal, prejudicial and pecuniary interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.
10 STATEMENT FROM THE NEWLY ELECTED TOWN MAYOR
To receive a statement from the newly elected Town Mayor.
11 STATEMENT FROM THE OUTGOING TOWN MAYOR
To receive a statement from the retiring Town Mayor.
12 GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE
To confirm the council continues to meet the requirements to exercise the General Power of Competence.
Attachment: Report C-23-04 General Power of Competence
13 AMENDMENT OF STANDING ORDERS
To consider revisions to Standing Orders to amend the standing committees of the council. Upon being proposed and seconded, this item will stand adjourned without debate to the next meeting.
Attachment: Report C-23-05 Revisions to Standing Orders
14 MAYORAL ALLOWANCE
To approve a sum of £740 to be paid to the Town Mayor for the civic year 2023/24.
15 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
16 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
To note that the next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday 12th June 2023 at 7pm.