Agenda and draft minutes

Governance Committee - Tuesday, 9th November, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Andy Cottell  01273 481955

Items
No. Item

28.

Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

28.1     RESOLVED – that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 30 September 2021 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

29.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

29.1     Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Glazier. It was noted that Councillor Bowdler was substituting for him.

30.

Reports

Minutes:

30.1     Copies of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book.

31.

Non Attendance at Meetings pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

Minutes:

31.1     The Committee considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive on the non attendance of a councillor at meetings.

 

31.2     The Committee RESOLVED to recommend the County Council approve the reason for Councillor Pragnell’s non-attendance and grant a dispensation for Councillor Pragnell from attending meetings of the Council to allow Councillor Pragnell to remain qualified until such time as he is recovered and is able to attend a meeting of the Council

 

32.

Vacation of Office - Failure to attend Meetings pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

Minutes:

32.1     The Committee considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive regarding a proposal to delegate authority to the Committee top grant dispensations to councillors in relation to non attendance at meetings of the authority.

 

32.2     The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

1)            delegate authority to the Governance Committee to agree reasons for councillor non attendance at meetings and grant dispensation from the requirement for councillors to attend at meetings of the Council to allow them to remain qualified until such time as they are able to attend a meeting of the Council; and

 

2)         agree to the Constitution being amended accordingly.