Agenda and minutes

Councillor Conduct Committee
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 6.00pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR. View directions

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

413.

Election of Chairman

Minutes:

Councillor Wildey was elected as Chairman for the meeting.

414.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Carr, Mrs Diane Chambers, Hicks, Kemp and Wicks.

415.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 8 August 2018.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 8 August 2018 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.

416.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 

Minutes:

There were none.

417.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

  

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

418.

Complaint CCC/2018/001 - Update pdf icon PDF 14 KB

This report updates the Committee regarding actions taken in relation to complaint CCC/2018/001.

 

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Monitoring Officer introduced the report which updated the Committee on the actions taken in relation to the sanctions the Committee agreed in respect of complaint CCC/2018/001 at its last meeting. 

 

Members referred to the sanction given which related to the requirement for the subject member to write two letters of apology, one to the complainant and one to the Head of Legal Services and suggested that a timeframe for completion of this be provided to bring the matter to a close.

 

Decision:

 

The Committee requested the Monitoring Officer to:

 

i)             Provide the subject member with a deadline of 31 October 2018 to complete and send the two letters of apology and if this deadline is not met;

 

ii)            Draw the matter to the attention of the Leader of the Council.

419.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 78 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 7, 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 document. 

Minutes:

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the exempt material relating to agenda item 7 because consideration of these matters in public would disclose information falling within Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as specified in agenda item 6,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. 

420.

Complaint CCC/2018/002

This report informs the Committee about the informal resolution that has been agreed in relation to complaint CCC/2018/002.

 

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Monitoring Officer introduced the report which updated the Committee on an informal resolution that had been agreed in respect of complaint CCC/2018/002.

 

Decision:

 

The Committee noted the report.