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Agenda Item No. 7

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Council Meeting: 28th September, 2016

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

Use of the Managing Director's Emergency Powers

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. To notify Council of the exercising of Emergency Powers in respect of Council (as opposed to Executive) functions by the Managing Director since the last report in July 2016.

Recommendations

That the report be noted.

Reasons for the Recommendations

To inform Council.

Background

  1. The Emergency Powers procedure was approved by Minute No. 95, 2012/13.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. To note the following:

(a)                The authorisation of certain officers of the Council and a specific named employee of 3GS UK Ltd to issue Fixed Penalty Notices related to the Rhoose Point Bye-laws

(Scrutiny - Environment and Regeneration).

(b)                The granting of authority to the Head of Strategy, Community Learning and Resources or the Head of Achievement for All (both in consultation with the Managing Director) to carry out, where necessary, the delegated functions of the Director of Learning and Skills, as set out in the Council's Constitution, together with any other ad hoc delegations given to the Director of Learning and Skills by Cabinet or Council. The authority to take immediate effect and pending consideration by Cabinet and/or the Senior Management Appointment Committee in relation to any further interim, or of longer term, arrangements.

(Scrutiny - Learning and Culture).

 

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. The procedure requires that these be taken into account by the Committee / Departments originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. All actions fall within paragraph 1 of the Managing Director's Delegated Powers set out in the Council's Constitution.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. None.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. As indicated in paragraph 3 above..

Background Papers

Relevant Emergency Power proformas.

Contact Officer

Jeff Wyatt, Head of Democratic Services

01446 709408

Officers Consulted

None.

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas, Managing Director