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There were no declarations.
The Chair announced that the funeral service of former Councillor Gurbahksh
Garcha would take place in the Civic Suite at 2.30pm on Friday November 2,
following a private burial.
The report was presented by Councillor Kevin Bonavia, who received
confirmation from the Chair that an amendment proposed by him and
seconded by Councillor Chris Best had been received prior to the previous
evening’s 5pm deadline and was therefore in order.
Councillor Bonavia explained that the amendment added the words “with the
exception of any delegation to an individual member” at the end of
recommendation 3(1). Councillor Bonavia also reported that additional legal
implications had been tabled at the meeting but that these needed to be read
by deleting the words “as leader of the largest political group” from the third
paragraph of these implications.
In proposing the recommendations, Councillor Bonavia confirmed that the non
executive membership of the Appointments Committee would be the Chair of
the Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Councillors Bourne and Jacq
Paschoud. They would be joined by two Cabinet Members, appointed by the
Mayor on a meeting by meeting basis.
Councillor Chris Best formally seconded the recommendations shown below.
Councillor Juliet Campbell asked if the Council should consider the
membership of an Appeals Committee at the same time as the membership of
the Appointments Committee was being confirmed. Councillor Bonavia
explained that the Appointments Committee was a standing committee of the
Council while provision for an Appeals Committee was being made to create a
mechanism for the consideration of any rare protests against decisions made
by the Appointments Committee. He concluded that there was therefore no
immediate need to appoint members to an Appeals Committee and that this
could be done at a future Council meeting.
The recommendations, as amended, were then put to the vote and were
declared to be carried unanimously by the Chair of Council.
(1) the disciplinary procedures set out in the JNC Framework which appear at
Appendix 1 be noted and adopted in respect of the Chief Executive,
Monitoring Officer and Director of Finance;
(2) the terms of reference of the Appointments Committee be amended as set
out in Appendix 2 so that it also operates as a Standing Investigating and
Disciplinary Committee consisting of 5 members to carry out the disciplinary
functions proposed for it in the JNC Framework at Appendix 1; and
Councillors Andre Bourne, Bill Brown and Jacq Paschoud be appointed as the
non-executive members of that Committee;
(3) following the approval of (1) and (2) above, an Appeals
Committee be established consisting of 5 members to carry out the functions
proposed for it in the JNC Framework appearing at Appendix 1, with the terms
of reference appearing at Appendix 3 and members be appointed to that
Committee at a future meeting of the Council; and
(4) the Council’s Constitution be amended accordingly.
The meeting closed at 8.07pm