Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Price was appointed Chair of the Committee for the Council Year 2012/13.  In the absence of Councillor Price, Councillor Turner was appointed to chair the meeting.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

Appointment of a Vice-Chair may not be considered necessary.

Minutes:

The Committee decided not to appoint a Vice-Chair for the meeting.

3.

Apologies for absence and substitutions

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Price.  Councillor Seamons attended as Councillor Price’s substitute.

4.

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Minutes of the Committee held on 15th February 2012.

Minutes:

Resolved that the minutes (previously circulated) of the meeting of the Committee held on 15th February 2012 be confirmed as a correct record.

5.

Matters Exempt from Publication

If the Committee wishes to exclude the press and public from the meeting during its consideration of the item on the exempt from publication part of the agenda, it will be necessary for the Committee to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 specifying the grounds on which their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

(The Access to Information Procedure Rules at Section 16 of the Council’s Constitution set out the conditions under which the public can be excluded from meetings).

 

Minutes:

Resolved, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the item on the exempt from publication part of the agenda on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and to record that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information in order that discussions and deliberations of the Committee with and about candidates for the post of Head of Housing were not compromised and so that the confidentiality of information provided by candidates was protected.

 

 

Summary of business transacted by the Committee after passing the resolution contained in minute 5

 

The Committee interviewed candidates for the post of Head of Housing.  It decided to offer the position to one of the candidates on a starting date and at a salary to be decided by the Head of Human Resources and Facilities in consultation with the Chief Executive.

 

The Committee also considered a report on statutory officer designation and executive pay.  It decided to designate the Head of Finance as Chief Finance (Section 151, Local Government Act 1972)) Officer.  It decided to approve the alignment of Directors pay grades.

 

 

 

 

6.

Appointment of Head of Housing

To consider an appointment to the post of Head of Housing.

 

(Exempt – paragraphs 1 and 2– information relating to any individual and information which is likely to lead to the identity of an individual.)

 

The public interest in maintaining the exemption is so that discussions and deliberations of the Committee with and about candidates are not compromised and so that the confidentiality of information provided by candidates is protected.

Minutes:

The Committee interviewed four candidates for the post of Head of Housing. It decided to offer the position to Stephen Clarke on a starting date and at a salary to be decided by the Head of Human Resources and Facilities in consultation with the Chief Executive.

7.

Executive Pay Review and Statutory Officer Designation

(Exempt – paragraphs 1 and 2– information relating to any individual and information which is likely to lead to the identity of an individual.)

 

The public interest in maintaining the exemption is so that discussions and deliberations of the Committee about individuals is not compromised.

 

Minutes:

The Head of Human Resources and Facilities submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended).

 

Resolved:-

 

(1)    To approve the alignment, as described in the report, of Directors pay grades and pay following re-evaluation with effect from 1st June 2012;

 

(2)To RECOMMEND Council to change the designation of Chief Finance (Section 151) Officer from the Executive Director (Organisational Development and Corporate Services) to Head of Finance (Nigel Kennedy).