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Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Vishal Seegoolam, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 020 8424 1883 E-mail:  vishal.seegoolam@harrow.gov.uk

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No. Item

290.

ELECTION OF MAYOR

To elect a Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

Minutes:

The Mayor called formally for nominations for the Office of the Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the ensuing Municipal Year.

 

Councillor Asad Omar nominated and Councillor Susan Hall seconded that COUNCILLOR NANA ASANTE be elected Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

 

Councillors Husain Akhtar, Marilyn Ashton, James Bond, Lurline Champagnie, Zarina Khalid, Thaya Idaikkadar, Krishna James, Vina Mithani, John Nickolay, Chris Noyce and William Stoodley also spoke in support of the nomination.

 

There being no other nominations, the Mayor put the nomination of Councillor Nana Asante to the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Nana Asante be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

 

291.

INSTALLATION OF NEWLY APPOINTED MAYOR

Minutes:

The retiring Mayor, Councillor Nizam Ismail, vacated the Chair and, after a short interval for robing, the newly elected Mayor, having made and subscribed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office, took the Chair.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Nana Asante, announced that her Mayoress would be Ms Awula Serwah. 

 

The Mayoress, Ms Awula Serwah, was then invested with her Medallion of Office. 

 

The Mayor, Councillor Nana Asante, returned thanks for her election.

 

292.

VOTE OF THANKS TO RETIRING MAYOR

Minutes:

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane formally moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor, Councillor Nizam Ismail, which was seconded by Councillor William Stoodley.

 

Councillors Husain Akhtar, Mano Dharmarajah, Susan Hall, Thaya Idaikkadar, Krishna James, Manji Kara, Zarina Khalid Jean Lammiman and John Nickolay endorsed the vote of thanks.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Council place on record its appreciation and sincere thanks to Councillor Nizam Ismail for his year of office as Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for 2012/13.

 

293.

EXPRESSION OF THANKS BY IMMEDIATE PAST MAYOR

Minutes:

Councillor Nizam Ismail congratulated the incoming Mayor, Councillor Nana Asante, on her appointment and thanked Members of Council for their kind words. 

 

In recalling his Mayoral Year, Councillor Ismail advised that he had undertaken 642 engagements.  In addition to this he had presented nearly 2500 citizenship certificates to residents in Harrow.

 

Councillor Ismail reflected that he had been honoured to have held the position of Mayor particularly during the 2012 Olympic Games held in London and celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  Councillor Ismail commented that he would fondly remember carrying the Olympic Torch at Headstone Manor.

 

Councillor Ismail also commented that other highlights of his Mayoral Year included the Lord Mayor of London’s New Year Parade where Harrow’s profile had been raised as a result of a participating float.  Another highlight was the Civic Service held at St Mary’s Church where Imam Anas Mohammed had read out passages of the Quran in front of an audience comprising of representatives from different faiths.

 

Councillor Ismail reported that he had raised nearly £20,000 for his nominated Charity Age UK.

 

Councillor Ismail thanked his wife and members of staff in the Mayoral Office for their support and hard work during his year in office.

 

294.

PRESENTATION OF MEDALLION TO THE IMMEDIATE PAST MAYOR

Minutes:

The Mayor, Councillor Nana Asante, on behalf of the Council presented a replica of the Mayor’s Medallion to Councillor Nizam Ismail in commemoration of his Mayoralty of the Borough 2012/13.

 

Councillor Nizam Ismail then left the Dais and was escorted by the Macebearer to his seat in the Council Chamber.

 

The Mayoress, Ms Awula Serwah, presented to the immediate past Mayoress, Mrs Zahafaran Ismail, a Medallion to commemorate her year as Mayoress of the Borough 2012/13.

 

295.

ELECTION AND INVESTITURE OF DEPUTY MAYOR

To elect a Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

Minutes:

The Mayor called formally for nominations for Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the ensuing Municipal Year.

 

Councillor Susan Hall nominated and Councillor William Stoodley seconded that COUNCILLOR CAMILLA BATH be elected Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

 

There being no other nominations, the Mayor put the nomination of Councillor Camilla Bath to the meeting.

 

The Deputy Mayor, having been duly invested with the Deputy Mayor’s robe and Badge of Office, occupied the Deputy Mayor’s Chair.

 

The Mayor then invested the Deputy Mayor’s Consort, Mr Alfred Bath, with his Medallion.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Camilla Bath, then returned thanks.

 

RESOLVED:  That Councillor Camilla Bath be elected Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

 

296.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAIN

To receive the Mayor’s announcement concerning a Chaplain (as may be appropriate).

 

The order of proceedings for items 1 to 3 above is to follow.

Minutes:

The Mayor confirmed to Council that she had appointed Reverend Dr Suzanne Nti as her religious representative for her Mayoral Year.

 

297.

CIVIC FUNCTIONS

To receive any communications from the newly elected Mayor as to the Civic Functions for 2013/14.

Minutes:

Council received tabled notification of forthcoming events for the Year.  The Mayor also nominated Flash Musicals as her special appeal for the Municipal Year 2013/14.

 

RESOLVED:  That the dates of the following Civic Functions be noted:

 

Civic Service at St Mary’s Church

Sun 23 June 2013 (10.30 am)

 

Armed Forces/Veterans Flag Raising Ceremony

 

Mon 24 June 2013 (10.15 am)

 

Battle of Britain Thanksgiving Service

Sun 8 September 2013 (11.00 am)

 

Remembrance Day Parade and Service

 

Sun 10 November 2013 (10.15 am)

 

Mayoress’s Committee Ball  

Sat 16 November 2013 (7.00 pm)

 

298.

LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

For discussion and consideration.

Minutes:

(i)                 Councillor James Bond moved and Councillor Chris Noyce seconded a Procedural Motion that item 5 – Leader of the Council, be deferred until the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on 23 May 2013;

 

(ii)               Upon a vote, this Procedural Motion was agreed;

 

(iii)             In relation to a request for a roll call vote on the Procedural Motion, the Mayor ruled that the request had been made too late to take effect.

 

RESOLVED:  That item 5 – Leader of the Council, be deferred until the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on 23 May 2013.

 

299.

EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL

An Extraordinary Council Meeting is required to allow the Leader of the Council to advise the membership of the Cabinet and Portfolios, to establish the Committees of the Council and their membership, the Allocation of Responsibility (Scheme of Delegation) as set out in Part 3 of the Constitution, the establishment of the Health and Wellbeing Board, changes to the Constitution as a result of the public health functions, the Scrutiny Annual Report, the Financial Regulations and Access to Information / Executive Procedure Rules.

 

The Extraordinary Council will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2013.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council would be held on Thursday 23 May 2013.

 

300.

DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS

To note and confirm the dates of meetings of the Council for 2013/14, as follows:

 

Thursday 23 May 2013                   (Extraordinary – Appointments)

Thursday 4 July 2013

Thursday 14 November 2013

Thursday 27 February 2014          (Council Tax)

 

FOR CONFIRMATION

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the following dates for meetings of the Council in the Municipal Year 2013/14 be confirmed:

 

Thursday 4 July 2013

 

 

Thursday 14 November 2013

 

 

Thursday 27 February 2014

(Council Tax Meeting)