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 Councillor Douglas 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.
Councillor Fisher noted that while he did not have a prejudicial interest or any disclosable pecuniary interest, he noted that a family member was in attendance at meetings noted in the report.
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 Parish/Town 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 number of Code of Conduct complaints received in respect of a Parish/Town Councillor and determine the next steps.
Members considered a report on a Code of Conduct complaint received in respect of a Parish/Town 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 or;
B. Rule that the complaint should progress to an investigation, in which case the Monitoring Officer would appoint an investigating officer either internally or an external investigator. 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 and an external investigator be appointed.
Reason: The sub-committee considers that an investigation is warranted in this case.