At the Annual General Meeting of Ramsey Town Commissioners on Tuesday May 3 Lawrie Hooper was elected to serve as chairman for the 2016-2017 municipal year.
Accepting the position Mr Hooper thanked his fellow commissioners for their vote of confidence and trust and said there would ‘big issues' for the Commission to tackle in the coming years.
Mr Hooper will be supported by Luke Parker as deputy chairman.
Elections also took place to determine members' responsibilities for 2016 – 2017 and were as follows.
Finance, General Purposes and Establishment:
Lead Member - Andrew Cowie
Deputy - Juan McGuinness
Works and Development:
Lead Member – Albert Oldham
Deputy - Eric Corkish
Housing and Property:
Lead Member - Michelle Quayle
Deputy - Wilf Young
Parks and Leisure:
Lead Member - William Hankin
Deputy – Luke Parker
Housing Allocations Committee:
Michelle Quayle (chairman), Eric Corkish, Luke Parker and Wilfred Young
Lead Member Finance, General Purposes and Establishment; Lead Member Works and Development; Lead Member Housing and Property; and Lead Member Parks and Leisure.
Housing Advisory Committee: Michelle Quayle,
Ramsey and Northern Districts Housing Committee: (Three years to April 2019): Michelle Quayle
Northern Local Authorities Swimming Pool Board (Three years to April 2019): Juan McGuinness
Northern Neighbourhood Policing Team Level One Task Group:Eric Corkish
Northern Traffic Management Liaison Group:Pat Ayres
Manx Wildlife Trust (One year):Albert Oldham
Ramsey Chamber of Trade:William Hankin
Isle of Man Municipal Association: Luke Parker and Wilf Young
The Annual General Meeting concluded with the announcement that with two fewer Members than seats available with effect from May 1 in South Ward, an election for two members of Ramsey Town Commission for South Ward would be held on June 14, 2016 for which a notice calling for nominations would be issued.