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Items
No. Item

81.

Membership

To note under the provisions of the formula membership the attendance of the following nominee:

 

Original Member

Nominee Member Attending

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Graham Henson

 

FOR INFORMATION

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly nominated Member:-

 

 

Ordinary Member

 

Nominated Member

Councillor Sue Anderson

Councillor Graham Henson

 

82.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)               all Members of the Panel;

(b)               all other Members present.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.

83.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 45 KB

That the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Officer Employment Panel held on 1 November 2016 be taken as read and signed as correct records.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

RESOLVED ITEMS

84.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:

 

Agenda Item No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

5.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That in accordance with Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item for the reason set out below:

 

Item

Title

 

Reason

5.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individual).

 

 

85.

Severance Payment of £100,000 or Greater

Report of the Corporate Director of Community

Minutes:

Members received a confidential report which sought approval for a severance payment greater than £100,000.

 

The Corporate Director, Community, introduced the report setting out the need to restructure the Environment and Culture Division to deliver a more commercial approach, deliver effective and efficient services for residents, business and visitors and meet Medium Term Financial Strategy savings.

 

A Member questioned the business case and expressed the view that it was not clear how the savings were being made given that additional posts were being created below the senior manager roles.  The Corporate Director confirmed that these were just some of the changes being made as part of the restructure and that, taken together, these would deliver the required savings.  He offered to discuss proposals with the Member separately.

 

RESOLVED:  That the payment of contractual and statutory payments, as set out in the report, be made.