Agenda and draft minutes

Councillor Conduct Committee
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 7.00pm

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

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

82.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology of absence was received from Councillor Kemp.

83.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 and the record of the Joint Meeting of Committees, held on 22 May 2019. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The records of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 and the Joint Meeting of Committees held on 22 May 2019 were both agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.

84.

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.

85.

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.

86.

Requests for Dispensations pdf icon PDF 96 KB

This report seeks dispensations for three Cabinet Members who are also Directors of Council Companies.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Monitoring Officer introduced the report which detailed three requests for dispensations for Cabinet Members who were also Directors of Council Companies.

 

In response to questions from Members, the Monitoring Officer confirmed that there was no benefit received by the Cabinet Members for their positions as Director of the relevant Council Companies and he confirmed that officers who were also Directors of such Council Companies did not require dispensations as they were not decision makers on Cabinet or Council Committees.

 

Decision:

 

The Committee agreed to grant dispensations until 30 June 2023 to Councillors Doe, Gulvin and Rupert Turpin, for the reasons set out in section 4 of the report, to allow participation in debate and/or to vote on any item at Cabinet, Council and any other Committee meeting of the Council (except regulatory committees), in which they have an Other Significant Interest as follows:

 

Councillor Doe in relation to his position as:

a) Director and Chairman of Medway Development Company Limited

b) Director and Chairman of Medway Commercial Group Limited

c) Director of Medway Public Services Limited.

 

Councillor Gulvin in relation to his position as:

a) Director of Medway Development Company Limited

 

Councillor Rupert Turpin in relation to his position as:

a) Director of Medway Commercial Group Limited

b) Director of Medway Norse.