28: Methodist Council, part 2


Resolutions:

  • 28/1. The Conference receives the General Report of the Council.
  • 28/2. The Conference receives the Report.
  • 28/3. The Conference amends Standing Order 973 as follows:
    973 Replacement Projects. [......]
    (4) If the replacement project is not implemented forthwith then the levy shall initially be paid as if there were no such project, but if the project is implemented within five years of the dispositionor if the appropriate connexional authority has granted an exception to the five year requirement in this Standing Order,  the levy shall be cancelled or recalculated in accordance with clause (2) or clause (3) above, as appropriate, and the overpayment refunded with interest at the rate earned by the Central Finance Board's Trustees Interest Fund.
    (5) The Methodist Council shall:
    produce guidance on the classification of a project as a replacement project under clause (1)
    (ii)adopt criteria for any application to the appropriate connexional authority for an exception under clause (4).
  • 28/4. The Conference receives the Report.
  • 28/5. The Conference directs that where a commercial lease is being entered into of Methodist premises that are no longer required for model trust purposes, the restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol will be amended to allow a lease for any class of use other than drinking establishments or nightclubs.
  • 28/6. The Conference directs that where a commercial lease is being entered into of Methodist premises that are no longer required for model trust purposes, the restrictions on commercial gambling be amended to allow for the sale of scratch cards and lottery tickets as part of a tenant's business, but not for a lease to a betting shop or equivalent.
  • 28/7. The Conference directs that where a full repairing lease for a period of 10 years or more is being entered into of Methodist premises that are no longer required for model trust purposes, there be no requirement for the managing trustees to undertake a quinquennial inspection of the leased premises. 
  • 28/8. The Conference directs the Law and Polity Committee to bring the necessary Standing Order amendments to the 2016 Conference. 
  • 28/9. The Conference receives the Report.
  • 28/10. The Conference adopts the further replies to replies to M7, M8, M9 (2013).
  • 28/11. The Conference adopts the further replies to Resolution 7/4 and M12 (2011).
  • 28/12. The Conference receives the Report.
  • 28/13. The Conference receives the Report.
  • 28/14. The Conference delegates to the Council, working with the Strategy and
    Resources Committee, the responsibility for ongoing monitoring of corporate risks.