Agenda Item No. 7

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Council Meeting: 28th February, 2018

 

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 December 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)     The request of the Leader of the Conservative Group that Councillor Anthony Hampton replace Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn on the Standards Committee with immediate effect.

(b)     The request of the Leader of the Plaid Cymru Group that Councillor Dr. Ian Johnson replace Councillor Steffan Wiliam on the Licensing Committees with immediate effect.

(c)     The request of the Leader of the Labour Group that:

         -            Councillor Lis Burnett replace Councillor Anne Moore on the Standards Committee

         -            Councillor Anne Moore replace Councillor Lis Burnett on the Standards Committee Appointments Panel.

(d)     The request of the Leader of the Conservative Group that Councillor Stephen Griffiths replace Councillor Kathryn McCaffer on the Homes and Safe Communities Scrutiny Committee and Councillor Kathryn McCaffer replace Councillor Stephen Griffiths on the Audit Committee; both changes to take effect from 1st February, 2018.

(e)     The request of the Leader of the Conservative Group, following the resignation of Councillor Anthony Hampton from certain Committees, that the following appointments be made with immediate effect:

         -            Statutory Licensing and Public Protection Licensing Committees - Councillor Leighton Rowlands

         -            Learning and Culture Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Stephen Griffiths

         -            Standards Committee - Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn

         -            Welsh Church Act Estate Committee - Councillor Ben Gray

         -            Joint Consultative Forum - Councillor Vince Bailey

          (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