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Agenda Item No. 5

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

COUNCIL: 5TH MARCH, 2014

 

REPORT OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

NOMINATION OF MAYOR ELECT AND DEPUTY MAYOR ELECT FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2014 / 15

 

 

Purpose of the report

 

1.         To nominate a Mayor Elect and Deputy Mayor Elect for the Municipal year 2014/15.

 

Recommendations

 

(1)       T H A T the Council select the Councillor to be nominated for election as Mayor at the Annual Meeting to be held on 14th May, 2014 and that the Chairman use the style 'Mayor' or 'Maer'.

 

(2)       T H A T the Council select the Councillor to be nominated for election as Deputy Mayor at the Annual Meeting.

 

Relevant Issues and Options

 

2.         By virtue of Section 22 of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman of a principal council shall be elected annually by the Council from among the Councillors.

 

3.         By virtue of Section 23 of the Local Government Act 1972, the election of the Chairman shall be the first business transacted at the Annual Meeting of a principal council.

 

4.         At its meeting on 30th October, 2002, the Cabinet considered the legal provisions relating to the style of Mayor.

 

5.         Section 25A of the Local Government Act 2000 provides that the Chairman of the Council is entitled to the style of 'Mayor' or 'Maer'.

 

6.         The Cabinet resolved that the entitlement of the Chairman to the style of 'Mayor' or 'Maer' be supported and introduced with effect from the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2003.

 

Background Papers

 

Local Government Act 1972

Local Government Act 2000.

 

Contact Officer:

Jeff Wyatt (Tel: 01446 709408)

E-mail: JRWyatt@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

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