Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 8.45am

Venue: Cabinet Room - Level 5, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Lauren Wallis, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Election of the Chairman


Councillor Rodney Chambers was elected Chairman for this meeting.


Record of the meeting

To agree that the Chairman, after consultation with other members of the committee, sign the record of this meeting outside the meeting.


It was agreed that the Chairman, after consultation with other members of the Committee, sign the record of this meeting outside of the meeting.


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests

A member need only disclose at any meeting the existence of a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) in a matter to be considered at that meeting if that DPI has not been entered on the disclosable pecuniary interests register maintained by the Monitoring Officer.


A member disclosing a DPI at a meeting must thereafter notify the Monitoring Officer in writing of that interest within 28 days from the date of disclosure at the meeting.


A member may not participate in a discussion of or vote on any matter in which he or she has a DPI (both those already registered and those disclosed at the meeting) and must withdraw from the room during such discussion/vote.


Members may choose to voluntarily disclose a DPI at a meeting even if it is registered on the council’s register of disclosable pecuniary interests but there is no legal requirement to do so.


Members should also ensure they disclose any other interests which may give rise to a conflict under the council’s code of conduct.


In line with the training provided to members by the Monitoring Officer members will also need to consider bias and pre-determination in certain circumstances and whether they have a conflict of interest or should otherwise leave the room for Code reasons.


Disclosable pecuniary interests


There were none.


Other interests


There were none.


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 16 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 5, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within one of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the documents.



That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the exempt material relating to agenda item 5 because consideration of these matters in public would disclose information falling within Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as specified in agenda item 4, and, in all the circumstances of the case, the Committee considers that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Appointment of Chief Finance Officer

This contains exempt information as described at paragraphs 1,2 and 3 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. 

Additional documents:



It was agreed that Philip Watts be appointed to the post of Chief Finance Officer.