Should there be a new Chair, which was the case in May 2011, the new Chair presents the annual report to Council but clearly refers to it as the work of the previous O&S Committee. With the elections last year, there were 12 new members on the Committee from May 2011.
This worked well and the Chair, who was newly elected, had a briefing on the issues that the Committee had undertaken over the past year and provided a precis to full Council.
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The foreword, however, was written by the previous Chair as the Committee approved its annual report at its last meeting of the municipal year 2010/2011.