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Agenda Item No. 6

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Council Meeting: 28th June, 2017

 

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 March 2017.

Recommendation

T H A T the report be noted.

Reason for the Recommendation

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)      At the Annual Meeting, Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn was appointed to both the Appeals Committee and Early Retirement / Redundancy Committee. However, the Terms of Reference of both Committees prevent a Member being appointed to either Committee should they be appointed to the other. Emergency Powers have therefore been used to replace Councillor Nugent-Finn with Councillor Ben Gray on the Appeals Committee.

(b)      Cllrs Hunter Jarvie and Gwyn John were appointed to the Standards Committee Appointments Panel by Council at the Annual Meeting on 24th May 2017. However, both Members, on being made aware of the applicants, indicated they were closely acquainted to some. Emergency Powers have therefore been used to replace Cllr Hunter Jarvie with Cllr Leighton Rowlands and Cllr Gwyn John with Cllr Sally Hanks on the Panel.

(c)       Councillor Gwyn John to replace Councillor Cllr Jayne Norman on the Joint Consultative Forum.

 

(Scrutiny Committee - Corporate Performance and Resources)

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, tel: 01446 709408

Officers Consulted

None.

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas, Managing Director

 

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