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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

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 might have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial interests or disclosable pecuniary interests which they might have in respect of business on the agenda.  None were declared.

2.

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair of the Joint Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

Minutes:

Parish Cllr Rawlings nominated Cllr Rowley to be appointed as Chair.  The nomination was seconded by Cllr Douglas and it was unanimously

 

Resolved:  That Cllr Rowley be appointed as Chair of the committee for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

3.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Joint Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Fisher nominated Parish Cllr Rawlings to be appointed as Vice Chair.  The nomination was seconded by Parish Cllr Waudby and it was unanimously

 

Resolved:  That Parish Cllr Rawlings be appointed as Vice Chair of the committee for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

 

4.

Introduction of Paul Hoey and Natalie Ainscough from Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd.

Minutes:

Paul Hoey and Natalie Ainscough of Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd., who were in attendance to deliver a workshop for Members on the Model Code of Conduct once the formal business of the meeting was concluded, introduced themselves.

5.

Welcome to the Chair of Audit & Governance Committee

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Cllr Pavlovic, Chair of Audit & Governance Committee, to the meeting.

6.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 31 March 2021.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 31 March be approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Chair at a later date, subject to amendment of the bullet point under Minute 85 to read as follows:

·        “Provide evidence of the payment of any expenses during the trip (i.e. room service, drinks etc.)”

7.

Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 9 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Standards Assessment Sub-Committee held on 15 April 2021, 23 April 2021 and 29 April 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:  (i)      That the minutes of the meetings of the Assessments Sub Committee held on 15 April 2021 and 23 April 2021 be approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Chair at a later date.

 

(ii)      That the minutes of the Assessments Sub-Committee held on 29 April 2021 be approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Chair at a later date, subject to the amendment of the Reason under Minute 16 to read as follows:

“The sub-committee considers that an investigation is warranted in this case.”

8.

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 remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday, 21 June 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.  Contact details can be found at the foot of the agenda.  

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The remote public 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 two registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Gwen Swinburn spoke in relation to a Code of Conduct complaint that she had submitted, objecting to the manner in which it had been dealt with by the Monitoring Officer.

 

Cllr Warters raised concerns about the handling of a series of Code of Conduct complaints, noting that little progress had been made since 2016 in improving the standards process.

9.

Model Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 601 KB

This report provides Members with an update on the Model Code of Conduct.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report which provided an update on the Model Code of Conduct.

 

The formal meeting then concluded and Members attended a private, informal workshop on the Model Code.

 

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