Issue - meetings

Facing the Future

Meeting: 31/07/2018 - Full Council (Item 33)

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Report of the Head of Law & Governance / Monitoring Officer

Minutes:

Having declared a pecuniary interest, the Interim Chief Executive left the Chamber.

 

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 66-68 of the agenda, which asked it to note the proposals for producing a new Corporate Plan to be in place for 2019, and to approve the appointment of the Interim Chief Executive as Chief Executive on a fixed-term two year contract with immediate effect.

 

At the request of the Chair it was recommended that part of the item be debated in closed session, as in view of the nature of the business to be transacted it was likely that if members of the press or public were present during the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The press and public be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the item on the grounds that it involved the disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the respective paragraph(s) 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exempt item(s) outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

On conclusion of the debate held in closed session, by affirmation of the meeting it was:

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

To resume the meeting in open session.

 

The Leader of the Council stressed that during a time of considerable uncertainty in light of issues such as Brexit and unitary authority proposals, it was crucial that the Council remained organisationally fit for purpose and equipped to deal with future challenges.

 

In response to a Member question regarding Brexit contingency arrangements, the Leader of the Council confirmed that this would primarily fall within the remit of the Local Resilience Forum.

 

Members indicated that they were prepared to note recommendation A of the report without the need for a vote.

 

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Members note the work and timetable to commence on a renewed Corporate Plan for 2019 and a review of the resources required to deliver the Plan.

 

It was then moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by Councillor J Kaufman, and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Interim Chief Executive be appointed Chief Executive on a fixed-term two year contract with immediate effect.

 

Votes For                  19

Votes Against          0

Abstentions                         2