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38.

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.

Minutes:

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.

39.

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 Annex A to 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).

Minutes:

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).

40.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 18 October 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee held on 18 October 2021 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

41.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak

on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Thursday 25 November 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the registration

form or the meeting please contact Democratic Services on the

details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will

be webcast including any registered public speakers who have

given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts. During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

42.

Appointment of the Managing Director of Make It York pdf icon PDF 304 KB

This paper proposes the appointment of the new Managing Director of Make It York, Sarah Loftus, to the company’s board.

Minutes:

The Committee were informed that Make it York (MIY) had appointed their new Managing Director and that it was requested that as is within this Committees remit appoint the new Managing Director as a Director of MIY. It was enquired as to whether the recruitment process had been sufficient to identify a candidate capable of fixing perceived issues with MIY in the past, notably its working relationship with groups such as small business traders and buskers. Officers noted that the decision of the Committee was not a staffing appointment role, however, the Council had fed into the recruitment process. It was noted that issues relating to the performance of MIY were a partnership issue for the Council to approach to ensure MIY performs the functions it is set out to.

 

The Committee voted 3 in favour and 1 in abstention to the appointment of the new Managing Director to be a Director of MIY.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         The Committee appointed Sarah Loftus as a Director of Make It York in order that she may fulfil her role as the new Managing Director.

 

Reason:     To comply with the company’s Articles of Association.

43.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2021-22.

Minutes:

Members considered the committee’s work plan for the current

municipal year.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         That the work plan be agreed.

 

Reason:     To ensure the Committee maintains a program of work for 2021-22.

44.

Pension or Exit Discretion pdf icon PDF 259 KB

This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated with pension or exit discretions in accordance with council policy for noting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which advised them of expenditure

associated with pension or exit discretions. An overview of expenditure was provided in the table at paragraph 5 of the report. There were no costs to the council in this instance. Full details were set out in exempt Annexes A and B to the report.

 

Resolved:

 

                          i.        That the expenditure associated with each proposal, as detailed in the report annexes, be noted.

 

Reason:     So that the council has an overview of expenditure.

 

Note: the above item was considered in private session, in

accordance with the decision in Minute 39.

45.

Redundancy pdf icon PDF 124 KB

This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated with the proposed dismissal of a number of employees on the grounds of redundancy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which advised them of the expenditure associated with the proposed dismissal of three employees on the grounds of redundancy. The total expenditure amounted to £19,773.00, as set out in the table at paragraph 5 of the report. Full details were provided in exempt Annex A.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         That the expenditure associated with the proposed dismissal of the employees on the grounds of redundancy, as detailed in Annex A, be noted.

 

Reason:     So that the committee has an overview of this expenditure.

 

Note: the above item was considered in private session, in accordance with the decision in Minute 39.

 

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