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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Craven Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G048). View directions

Contact: Catherine Clarke & Louise Cook (job share)  Democracy Officers

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Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.


At this point in the meeting, Members were asked to declare if they had any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that they might have had in the business on the agenda. None were declared.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 4 February 2019.


Resolved: That the minutes of the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee held on 4 February 2019 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is on Monday 25 February at 5.00pm. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts. or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting. Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf





It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Changes to Membership of Committees and Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 111 KB

This report seeks approval for amendments to appointments to committees and outside bodies as detailed in the report.


Members noted that at the Annual Council meeting on 24 May 2018, appointments were made to committees, sub-committees and other bodies for the 2018/19 municipal year and that it was now necessary to make changes to the membership of committees and other bodies.


Members agreed that Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee had authority to deal with any in-year changes or appointments to any Committees and Outside Bodies and they noted the following proposed changes as detailed in the agenda papers:


City of York Trading Company


·        Councillor Rawlings to be appointed as a non-executive Director, and Chair, to replace Councillor Gates. 

·        Councillor Cuthbertson to be appointed as an additional non-executive Director, as CYC has been asked to increase board members from 2 to 3.

·        To note that Councillor Funnell is to remain a non-executive Director.



Resolved:  That the above Outside Body membership changes be agreed.


Reason:     In order to make appropriate appointments to the Council’s Committees and Outside Bodies for the remainder of the current municipal year.



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