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Standards Committee
Thursday 14 June 2012 4.30 pm

Date:
Thursday, 14th June, 2012
Time:
4.30pm
Place:
Committee Room, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
 

Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
 
2 TO APPROVE AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 9TH OF FEBRUARY 2012.
RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
3 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
 
4 CODE OF CONDUCT, ARRANGEMENTS AND SANCTIONS
RESOLVED that:

1. The report be noted; and

2. the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer be requested to prepare a report to Council on behalf of the Standards Committee recommending to Council that it approves Part 1 of the Code of Conduct at Appendix 1 and the arrangements at Appendix 2.
5 PARISHES, COMMITTEE AND INDEPENDENT PERSON
RESOLVED that:

1. The Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer be requested to prepare a report to Council on behalf of the Standards Committee recommending to Council that:

a) it sets up a Standards Committee which is not politically balanced;

b) the Standards Committee consists of 2 representatives from each political group together with 3 co-opted non-voting Members (1 Independent and 2 Parish reps);

c) Sub-Committees of the Standards Committee (Hearing Panels) consisting of 1 representative from each political group and 1 co-opted non-voting Member will deal with decisions on allegations following an investigation;

d) it approves the remit of the Standards Committee and Hearing Panels set out in Appendix 1; and

e) it agrees to the appointment of 1 Independent Person with 1 reserve candidate and the remuneration to be paid.

2.The Committee agree that the Recruitment pack at Appendix 2 be used to recruit the Independent Person and a reserve candidate.

3. A Committee comprising the Chairman and 3 other Members of the Standards Committee be set up to shortlist and interview candidates for the Independent Person and to make a recommendation to Council for appointment.
6 INTERESTS, DISPENSATIONS AND PREDETERMINATION
RESOLVED that:

1. The report is noted; and

2. The Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer be requested to prepare a report to Council on behalf of the Standards Committee recommending to Council that it delegates the power to grant dispensations-

a. on Grounds set out in Section 33(2)(a) and (d)of the Localism Act 2011 to the Monitoring Officer; and

b. on Grounds set out in Section 33 (2)(b), (c) and (e) of the Localism Act 2011 to the Standards Committee.

Attendance Details

Present:
Mr J. R. Baggaley (Chair), P.G. Barnes (a), F.J.D. Boot, P.A. Hughes (a), Mr D. Evans, Mr D. Kotak, Mr G.T. Parkinson, Mr G.D. Proctor (a), Mr G. Wallis

Business

Business
ItemBusiness
1Apologies were received from Councillor Barnes.
3None.
4Consideration was given to a report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, which had previously been circulated, updating the Committee on the deliberations of Standards Committee Working Group C and asking Standards Committee to agree the draft Code of Conduct and arrangements for dealing with complaints for approval by Council.
5Consideration was given to a report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, which had previously been circulated, updating the Standards Committee on the deliberations of Standards Committee Working Group A and and asking Standards Committee to agree proposals to Council on the composition of the new Standards Committee and appointment of the Independent Person.
6Consideration was given to a report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, which had previously been circulated, updating the Standards Committee on the deliberations of Working Group B and authorising the Standards Committee and Monitoring Officer to deal with dispensations under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011.

 


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