Agenda and minutes
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Appointment of Chair
To appoint a member to chair the meeting.
Resolved: That Parish Councillor Rawlings be appointed to act as Chair of the meeting.
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 may have in respect of business on this agenda.
Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests which they might have in the business on the agenda. No interests were declared.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of the private report at Agenda Item 4 (Code of Conduct Complaint received in respect of a City of York Councillor), on the grounds that it contains information relating to an individual. This information is classed as exempt under paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.
Resolved: That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 4 (Code of Conduct Complaint Received in Respect of a Member of City of York Council), on the grounds that it contains information relating to an individual, which is classed as exempt under paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.
To consider a Code of Conduct complaint received in respect of a City of York councillor and to determine whether they should be investigated in accordance with the procedure for handling received Code of Conduct complaints.
Note: the private report referred to in Agenda Item 3 above follows the public report on this item.
Members considered a report on a Code of Conduct complaint received in respect of a City of York Councillor.
Details of the complaint and circumstances were presented in the exempt report. Members were invited to consider whether to:
A. Rule that the complaint did not fall within the remit of the Code of Conduct and therefore no further action be taken
B. Rule that the complaint should progress to an investigation, in which case the Monitoring Officer would appoint an investigating officer.
Having reviewed the information provided, and taking into consideration the views of the Independent Person in attendance at the meeting, it was
Resolved: That the complaint progress to an investigation, in accordance with Option B.
Reason: The sub-committee considers that further information is required before a decision can be made in this case.