Agenda and minutes
Venue: Remote Meeting
Contact: Fiona Young Interim Democratic Services Manager
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 the private report and annexes in respect of Agenda Item 4 (Code of Conduct Complaint Received in Respect of a Member of City of York Council), on the grounds that they contain 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 the next steps.
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. The matter had previously been referred for investigation following a meeting of the Assessments Sub-Committee on 26 October 2020.
Details of the complaint and circumstances were presented in the exempt report. The draft investigation report was attached as exempt Annex A. Members were asked to consider whether to:
1. Rule that the draft investigation report was not complete and that further investigation should take place;
2. Rule that the report was complete and that the finding made was accepted; or
3. Rule that the report was complete but that the finding made was not accepted.
During discussion of the exempt report and annex, a declaration of interest matter arose and, following advice from the Monitoring Officer it was
Resolved: That the meeting be suspended and re-convened at a later date with a different membership.
Reason: To ensure that the complaint is dealt with in accordance with the correct procedures.