Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Fire Authority 13th June 2012

Annual General Meeting of the Fire Authority

This meeting will take place at 10.30 am in the Lecture Theatre at Fire Service Headquarters, Winsford

Part 1 - Business to be discussed in public

Notes for the Public (new window PDF 16kb)

1 Procedural Matters

A Apologies

B Election of Chair
In accordance with Standing Order No 3.20, Members are invited to elect a Chair of the Authority, to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2013.

C Election of Deputy Chair
In accordance with Standing Order No 3.21, Members are invited to elect a Deputy Chair of the Authority, to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2013.

Note: As set out in Standing Order No 3.23 the Chair and Deputy Chair must be from different constituent authorities.

D Appointment of Lead Members
At the Fire Authority meeting held on 14 December 2011 Members approved the introduction of the designation and role of Lead Member to represent those constituent authorities that are not represented by an appointment to the role of Chair or Deputy Chair. These appointments are to be agreed by the Members from the relevant constituent authority.
(If they fail to agree then the Fire Authority shall appoint)

E Appointment of Group Spokespersons
In accordance with Standing Order No 3.24, where any party group is not represented by an appointment to the office of Chair or Deputy Chair, the representatives of a relevant political group are entitled to appoint a spokesperson to represent that political group for 2012/13.

F Chair's Announcements
To receive any announcements that the Chair wishes to make prior to the commencement of the formal business of the meeting.

G Declaration of Members' Interests
Members are reminded that under the Local Government Act 2000 and the Authority's Code of Conduct, Members have a duty to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items of business on this agenda.

H Minutes of the Fire Authority  To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority meeting held on 18 April 2012. Annex 1 (new window PDF 94kb)

I Minutes of the Standards Committee, To receive, for information,  the minutes of the Standards Committee held on 16 May 2012. Annex 2 (new window PDF 78kb

J Minutes of the Brigade Managers Pay and Performance Committee, To receive, for information, the minutes of the Brigade Managers Pay & performance Committee held on 25 May 2012. Annex 3 (new window PDF 76kb)

K Membership of the Fire Authority, Committee, Sub Committees and other bodies members are asked to note the membership of the Fire Authority and agree the Membership of and appointments to the Committees, Sub-Committee and other bodies (including Members Champions)2012-13 (new window PDF 34kb)

The report at Annex 4 has been drafted upon the basis that the Fire Authority will continue to have a committee that is responsible for standards and that it will have six councillor members. It also refers to independent members. Before the relevant appointments can be made the Fire Authority must confirm:
1)That it will have a committee responsible for standards; and
2)That the committee will have six councillor members.
(Annex 4 - Report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Appendix 1 - Annex 4 Members Details (new window PDF 21kb)

Appendix 1 - Annex 4 Functions (new window PDF 21kb)

Appendix 2A to Annex 4 (To Follow)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 JCC (new window PDF 18kb)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 Members Training (new window PDF 12kb)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 P&O Committee (new window PDF 16kb)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 Pay & Performance (new window PDF 18kb)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 RMB (new window PDF 17kb)

Appendix 2B to Annex 4 Standards Committee (new window PDF 20kb)Appendix 2B to Annex 4 Policy Committee (new window PDF 16kb)

Appendix 3 to Annex 4(new window PDF 20kb)

Appendix 4 to Annex 4 (new window PDF 12kb)

L Timetable of Meetings 2012-13 Members are asked to note the Timetable of meetings for 2012-13 Annex 5 (new window PDF 21kb)

M LGA Annual Conference - 26th - 28th June 2012
To note the Members who will be attending the LGA Annual Conference on behalf of Cheshire Fire Authority.

N Constitution
Members are asked to re-adopt the constitution which contains the following sections:
Article 1 - The Organisation
Article 2 - Policy Framework
Article 3 - The Fire Authority and Rules of Debate
Article 4 - The Policy Committee
Article 5 - The Performance and Overview Committee
Article 6 - The Standards Committee
Article 7 - Other Bodies
Article 8 - Codes of Conduct
Article 9 - Members Allowances
Article 10 - Financial Regulations
Article 11 - Scheme of Delegation

The complete document together with a list of revisions to the Constitution which have been approved since last publication can be accessed on the Service's website.

O Appointment of External Auditors
Members are asked to note that Grant Thornton have been appointed as the Authority's External Auditors with effect from 1st November 2012.

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2 New Standards Regime Report of the Head of Legal & Democratic Services (new window PDF 59kb)

2 Appendix 1 (new window PDF 12kb)

2 Appendix 2 (new window PDF 35kb)

2 Appendix 3 (new window PDF 20kb)

Background Documents

3 Members Allowances 2012/13 Report of the Head of Legal & Democratic Services (new window PDF 25kb)

3 Appendix (new window PDF 23kb)

4 Member Development Programme 2012/13 and Member Development Review 2010-12 report of the Head of Legal & Democratic Services (new window PDF 19kb)

4 Appendix 1 (new window PDF 84kb)

4 Appendix 2 (new window PDF 1.21mb)

Part 2 - Business to be discussed in private

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