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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

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Items
No. Item

13.

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a member to chair the meeting.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That Councillor Douglas be appointed to act as

Chair of the meeting.

14.

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.

 

Minutes:

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.  

15.

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.

Minutes:

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.

16.

Code of Conduct Complaint Received in Respect of a Parish/Town Councillor pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider a number of Code of Conduct complaints received in respect of a Parish/Town Councillor and determine the next steps.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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.

 

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