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Agenda Item No. 10(d)

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

COUNCIL MEETING: 24 JUNE 2015

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET:  27 APRIL 2015

 

C2755     RESOURCES DIRECTORATE: AMENDMENTS TO OFFICER DELEGATIONS (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) 

 

Approval was sought for various amendments to officer delegations within the Resources Directorate, given the post of Director of Resources would not exist from 1 May, 2015 and to make the consequential amendments necessary to the Council Constitution.

 

Council ratified the appointment of the current Director of Development Services as Managing Director at a Special Council Meeting on 25 March, 2015. The appointment of the new Managing Director would take effect from 1 May, 2015.  As part of the senior management restructuring, the post of Director of Resources (currently occupied by the existing Managing Director) would no longer exist.

 

In order to ensure continuity in terms of officer delegations / responsibilities within the Resources Directorate, the amendments as set out in Appendix A attached to the report were proposed and, on the recommendation of Cabinet, would also be referred where appropriate, for approval by Council on 29 April, 2015. It was also proposed that any other "ad hoc", or individual delegations granted to the Director of Resources (in respect of both Executive, and Council, functions) also rest, instead, with the Managing Director from 1 May, 2015.

 

The Appendix also sought approval to amend any reference in the Constitution to "Head of Financial Services" and "Head of Accountancy and Resource Management" to read "Section 151 Officer and Deputy Section 151 Officer".

 

This was a matter for Executive and Council decision

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T the proposed amendments to officer delegations within the Resources Directorate, as set out in Appendix A attached to the report, be approved.

 

(2)       T H A T the amendments alluded to in recommendation (1) above be referred to Council on 29 April, 2015 and, subject to approval by Council, the Council Constitution be amended accordingly.

 

(3)       T H A T any other "ad hoc" or individual delegations granted to the Director of Resources in respect of Executive functions rest, instead, with the Managing Director from 1 May, 2015.

 

(4)       T H A T subject to the approval of Council on 29 April, 2015, any "ad hoc" or individual delegations granted to the Director of Resources in respect of Council (as opposed to Executive) functions rest, instead, with the Managing Director from 1 May, 2015.

 

(5)       T H A T recommendations 1 to 4 above be dealt with under Article 13.09 of the Council's Constitution (Urgent Decision Procedure) in order for the arrangements to take effect from 1 May, 2015. 

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1-4)    To ensure continuity of officer delegations / responsibilities as a consequence of the appointment of the new Managing Director and the deletion of the post of Director of Resources.

 

(5)       To ensure that management arrangements and the necessary delegations were in place from 1 May, 2015.