Minutes – Town Council Meeting -6th July 2021
Minutes for a meeting of the Burgh le Marsh Town Council.
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Burgh le Marsh Village Hall, Jacksons Lane, Burgh le Marsh
Present; Chairman: Cllr Neil Cooper, Deputy Chairman: Cllr Jim Moss, Cllr Pat Phillips, Cllr Pauline Cooper, Cllr Sue Blackburn, Cllr Andy Cooper, Cllr Colin Wright. Clerk: Kelly Stevenson
141.21 Receive apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr L Broomfield and Cllr Ricky Gandecha.
142.21 Pursuant to the Localism Act 2011: Receive declarations of interest in accordance with the act.
Cllr Sue Blackburn declared an interest and would therefore not take part in the co-option process.
143.21 Consider co-opting to fill 2 no. casual vacancies for a Town Councillor:
The Clerk confirmed the withdrawal of one candidate.
The Chairman welcomed three candidates attending the meeting. Candidates were informed that Burgh le Marsh Town Council can have a maximum twelve councillors and there are two vacancies currently available.
144.21 Exclude press and public under Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the confidential nature of business to be discussed.
No members of the public present.
145.21 Interview eligible applicants as scheduled (see appendix 1)
Discussions were held with three eligible candidates.
After discussions and interviews, the Chairman informed all candidates that after a council vote the Clerk would inform by email of the result.
7.45pm three candidates left the meeting.
7.45pm: It was Proposed and Resolved to adjourn the meeting and reconvene after a scheduled planning committee meeting.
146.21 Confirm candidates co-opted will be notified by email with the outcome and then consider applicants with a view towards selection.
8.30pm: Meeting reconvened.
After a council vote, it was Resolved to co-opt Chris Sanderson and Paul Rawlinson to the Burgh le Marsh Town Council.
The Clerk will inform all candidates and invite co-opted members to the next Town Council Meeting on 25th July 2021.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45 pm