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STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 4th September, 2012.

 

Present:  Mr. A.G. Hallett (Chairman), Mr. D. Carsley, Mr. A.J. Lane and Mrs. M.J. Pearce, and Town Councillor Mr. M. Cuddy together with Councillor Mrs. M. Kelly Owen.

 

 

265     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE -

 

These were received from Mr. J.F. Baker and Councillors Mrs. P Drake and Mrs. A.J. Moore.

 

 

266     CHAIRMAN -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T Mr. A.G. Hallett be elected Chairman for the current Municipal Year. 

 

Mr. A.G. Hallett took the Chair.

 

 

267     VICE-CHAIRMAN -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T Mrs. M.J. Pearce be elected Vice-Chairman for the remainder of the Municipal Year.

 

 

268     MINUTES -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 20th December, 2011 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

269     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -

 

No declarations were received.

 

 

270     APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT OF DISPENSATION (MO) –

 

The Standards Committee (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 permitted Members to apply to the Standards Committee to speak and, if appropriate, to vote on matters concerning which, due to a prejudicial interest, they might not otherwise be able to speak or vote. 

 

RESOLVED – T H A T the dispensations as set out in the schedule overleaf be granted up to the date of the next Local Government Elections, as indicated, or the applications be refused.

 

Member Requesting Dispensation

Matter on Which Dispensation Sought

Paragraph(s) of the Standards Committee (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 Under Which Dispensation is Sought

New or

Existing

Decision

Councillor J.C. Bird

To speak and vote on the (Draft) Local Development Plan in the ward of Wenvoe in view of his having a candidate site proposed in the Local Development Plan, located in Barry.

(d)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote during any debate in connection with the (Draft) Local Development Plan in the ward of Wenvoe.

Councillor G.A. Cox

To speak and vote on matters involving the (Draft) Local Development Plan in view of his position as Clerk to the Trustees of the Evan Jenkins Charity who had made a candidate site application.

(d) and (g)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote during any debate in connection with matters involving the (Draft) Local Development Plan save for the Evan Jenkins Charity candidate site.

CouncillorS.C.Egan

To speak and vote when considering the business of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board regarding Joint Planning, Policy Development and Strategy, and the efficient delivery of services but not matters relating directly to the Board in view of his being an employee and also independent member of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

(d), (f) and (g)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote during any debate in connection with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board regarding Joint Planning, Policy Development and Strategy, and the efficient delivery of services but not matters relating directly to the Board.

Llantwit MajorTown Councillor J.W. Evans

To speak only on matters concerning Llantwit Major RFC in view of his being a Trustee.

(e)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Llantwit Major RFC.

Councillor K.J. Geary

To speak and vote (as both a Vale of Glamorgan Councillor and Llantwit Major Town Councillor) on matters concerning Aberthaw Power Station in view of his being a Member of NPower Liaison Committee (appointed to this position by Llantwit Major Town Council).

(d)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote (as both a Vale of Glamorgan Councillor and Llantwit Major Town Councillor) during any debate concerning Aberthaw Power Station.

Councillor K.J. Geary

To speak and vote on matters concerning public houses in Llantwit Major in view of his being a member of Pubwatch.

(d)

New

Dispensation not required in view of the provisions of Paragraph 12.2(a)(iii) of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Llantwit MajorTown Councillor K.J. Geary

To speak and vote on matters concerning allotments in Llantwit Major in view of Mrs. Geary being an allotment holder.

(d) and (e)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote during any debate concerning allotments in Llantwit Major.

Councillor K.J. Geary

To speak and vote on matters concerning Barry Amateur Radio Society in view of his being a committee member of the Society.

(d) and (f)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Barry Amateur Radio Society.

Llantwit MajorTown Councillor E. Hacker

To speak and vote on matters concerning:

-     Llantwit Major Bowls Club

-     Llantwit Major Horticultural Society

-     Llantwit Major Comprehensive School

in view of his being a member of both the Bowls Club and Horticultural Society, and a Local Authority appointed Governor of the School.

(c), (d), (e), (f) and (i)

New

In respect of the applications regarding the Bowls Club and Horticultural Society, dispensation to speak only granted.

 

In respect of Llantwit Major Comprehensive School dispensation to speak and vote granted

 

Councillor G. John

To speak and vote on the following matters:

-     Arts and Regeneration Agency 

-     Arts Council of Wales, South Wales Regional Committee

-     Best Kept Village

-     Cardiff Airport Consultative Committee

-     Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee

-     Flat Holm Consultative Group

-     Glamorgan Archives Joint Committee

-     Local Government Association

-     SEWTA

-     South East Wales Economic Forum

-     Sportlot Community Chest

-     Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

-     St. Donats Arts Centre

-     Vale of Glamorgan Best Kept Village Competition

-     Vale of Glamorgan Festival

in view of his appointment to the above by the Vale of Glamorgan Cabinet.

(d)

New

Dispensation not required in view of the provisions of Paragraph 12.2(a)(iii) of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Councillor G. John

To speak only on matters relating to Llantwit Major AFC, Llantwit Major Junior Football Club and Llantwit Major Cavaliers Cricket Club in view of his being a Life Member, President and Vice President respectively of the above-mentioned clubs.

(e), (f) and (g)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Llantwit Major AFC, Llantwit Major Junior Football Club and Llantwit Major Cavaliers Cricket Club.

Councillor G. John

To speak only on all matters concerning Llantwit Major Town Council in view of his being a Member of Llantwit Major Town Council.

(e) and (f)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Llantwit Major Town Council.

Councillor P.G. King

To speak and vote on general aspects of highway safety in relation to powered 2-wheel users in view of his:

-      being a motorcyclist

-      being a member of two national clubs: BSA Owners Club and Vintage Motorcycle Club

-      being a member of Motorcycle Action Group, a national lobbying organisation promoting the interests of motorcyclists.

(a), (d), (e), (f) and, possibly (g)

New

Dispensation granted to speak and vote during any debate concerning general aspects of highway safety in relation to powered 2-wheel users.

Llantwit MajorTown Councillor M.A. Mason

To speak only on matters concerning Llantwit Major Bowling Club in view of his chairmanship of Llantwit Major Bowling Club.

(e)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Llantwit Major Bowling Club.

Councillor R.L. Traherne

To speak only on discussions that may take place at meetings of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Committee regarding the Local Development Plan in view of Councillor and Mrs. Traherne's interest in parcels of land allocated for housing in the (Draft) Local Development Plan.

(c), (d) and (f)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate that may take place at meetings of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Committee regarding the (Draft) Local Development Plan.

Councillor M.R. Wilson

To speak only on matters relating to Cardiff and Vale College in view of his being the UCU Chair of Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff Branch).

(a), (b), (c), (d) and (f)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate in connection with Cardiff and Vale College.

 

Reason for decision

 

To comply with The Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 governing applications for the grant of dispensations to speak / speak and vote.

 

 

271     MATTER WHICH THE CHAIRMAN HAD DECIDED WAS URGENT -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the following matter which the Chairman had decided was urgent for the reason given beneath the minute heading be considered.

 

 

272     APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT OF DISPENSATION (MO) –

Urgent by reason of the need to consider requests for dispensation to speak / speak and vote prior to the next meeting of the Committee

 

The Standards Committee (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 permitted Members to apply to the Standards Committee to speak and, if appropriate, to vote on matters concerning which, due to a prejudicial interest, they might not otherwise be able to speak or vote. 

 

RESOLVED – T H A T the dispensations as set out in the schedule overleaf be granted up to the date of the next Local Government Elections, as indicated, or the applications be refused.

 

Member Requesting Dispensation

Matter on Which Dispensation Sought

Paragraph(s) of the Standards Committee (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 Under Which Dispensation is Sought

New or

Existing

Decision

Councillor S.T. Wiliam

To speak and vote on matters concerning Barry Island Primary School and Ysgol Bro Morganwg in view of his being a Governor of the Schools.  Also, to speak and vote on matters concerning Ysgol Sant Curig and Bro Morganwg in view of his children attending the schools.

(g), (h), and (i)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning Barry Island Primary School, Ysgol Bro Morganwg, Ysgol Sant Curig and Bro Morganwg.

Councillor R. Bertin

To speak and vote on matters concerning Jenner Park Primary School in view of his being a Governor of the School.

(g), (h) and (i)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate on Jenner Park Primary School.

Councillor R. Bertin

To speak and vote on matters concerning the Gibbonsdown Community Centre Management Board in view of his Chairmanship of the Board.

Application referred to paragraph (k)

New

Consideration of this application deferred in order that Councillor Bertin can elaborate on his choice of relevant paragraph under which he was seeking dispensation, and also to advise the Committee as to how he had been appointed to the Gibbonsdown Community Centre Management Board (more particularly whether he was a nominated representative on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council).

Councillor R. Bertin

To speak only on matters relating to private rented accommodation in view of him being the owner of a private rented property.

(f) and (h)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate concerning private rented accommodation.

Councillor R. Bertin

To speak only on matters concerning Cardiff City Transport in view of his occupation as a full time employee of that organisation.

(d), (e) and (f)

New

Dispensation granted to speak only during any debate in connection with Cardiff City Transport.

 

Reason for decision

 

To comply with The Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 governing applications for the grant of dispensations to speak / speak and vote.