Agenda and draft minutes
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· 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.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following:
Annexes A and B to Agenda Item 8 and Annexes A, B, and C of Agenda Item 9 on the grounds that they contain information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).
Resolved: That the press and public be excluded from the
meeting during the consideration of annexes to Agenda Items 8 and 9 on the grounds that they contained information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held 15 March 2021.
Resolved: That the minutes of the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee held on 15 March 2021 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record at a later date.
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It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at
the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.
Gwen Swinburn spoke on the remit of the Committee, expressing concern about the exploitation of governance and management over reach. She made a number of suggestions for the Council Constitution, namely that the Committee should be larger with expanded membership, that disciplinary matters should be included in the Committee title and it’s Term of Reference amended to reflect this. She noted the outcomes of her citizen’s audit and also requested a review of non CYC senior officer contracts on a six month basis.
This report sets out the proposed changes to Committee, Sub-Committees and Outside Bodies appointments.
Resolved: That Councillor Melly to replace Councillor Wells as the Vice Chair of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.
Reason: In order to make appropriate Council appointments to
Committees and Outside Bodies for the remainder of the current municipal year.
This report requests the extension to the interim Assistant Director post for two months until end of May 2021, to ensure service delivery and staff support is maintained.
Members considered a report outlining a request to extend the Interim Assistant Director Housing until the end of May 2021. The Head of HR and OD outlined the report.
Members considered the following options:
Option 1 – To extend the interim arrangements for one month
Option 2 – Not to extend the interim arrangements
Resolved: That the Committee approved Option 1, to extend the current interim arrangements for two months at a cost of £3.6k.
Reason: To ensure full managerial cover is provided to ensure service delivery can be maintained.
To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2020-21.
i. That the Work Plan be noted;
ii. That an update on progress to implement the new Corporate Leadership Group (CLG) be added to the Committee’s 17 May 2021 meeting.
Reason: To ensure that the committee has a planned programme of work in place.
This report the Committee of the expenditure and council activity on settlement agreements and the inclusion of a non-disclosure clause in accordance with council policy.
Members considered a report advising them of the expenditure and council activity on settlement agreements and the inclusion of a non-disclosure clause in accordance with council policy. These were detailed in exempt Annexes A and B.
Resolved: That the expenditure associated with the proposed ending of employment contracts on agreed terms by settlement agreements detailed in the annexes be noted.
Reason: In order to provide an overview of the expenditure.
This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated with the proposed dismissal of a number of employees on the grounds of redundancy.
Members considered a report which advised them of expenditure
associated with proposed phased retirement and redundancies. Details of the proposals and their implications were set out in the business cases in exempt Annexes A, B and C to the report.
i. That the expenditure associated with the proposed phased retirement, as detailed in the report annexes be noted.
Reason: So that the Committee has an overview of expenditure
associated with pension or exit discretions.