Agenda

Council - Thursday 21st March 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon. View directions

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.clerk@maldon.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairperson's notices

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Minutes - 15 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 611 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 15 February 2024 (copy enclosed).

4.

Declaration of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B of the Code of Conduct for Members.

 

(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).

5.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive questions from members of the public, of which prior notification in writing has been received (no later than noon two clear working days before the day of the Council meeting).

 

Should you wish to submit a question please complete the online form at www.maldon.gov.uk/publicparticipation.

6.

Chairperson's Announcements

7.

Minute Book

To consider the recommendations coming forward from the Committees detailed below.  Please note that the Minutes of these meetings are not enclosed as they have not been approved at Committee level.

7a

Performance, Governance and Audit Committee - 7 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Independent Person of the Performance, Governance and Audit Committee

 

RECOMMENDED

 

(i)             That the principle of co-opting an Independent Person onto the Joint Audit and Governance Committee on a non-voting basis be approved;

 

(ii)            That the person specification attached at APPENDIX 1 be approved.

 

Contract Procedure Rules Extension

 

RECOMMENDED

 

(iii)           that the Contract Procedure Rules attached at APPENDIX 2 be extended for a further year.

 

Council Constitution – Scheme of Delegation – Service Delivery

 

RECOMMENDED

 

(iv)           That the redistribution of the powers currently delegated to the Director of Service Delivery to the Assistant Directors - Service Delivery as proposed and shown at APPENDIX 3, be agreed;

 

(v)           That the consequential changes referred to in paragraphs 3.6 and 3.7 of the report, namely to the list of Proper Officer designations set out in the Scheme of Delegation (General Provisions) document in the Constitution, and the transfer of the delegated powers in relation to Neighbourhood Planning from the Director of Strategy and Resources to the relevant Assistant Director - Planning and Implementation, be agreed.

Additional documents:

7b

Strategy and Resources Committee - 14 March 2024

Please note that the recommendations coming forward from this Committee will be circulated once the meeting has taken place.

Additional documents:

8.

Minutes of Meetings of the Council

To note that since the last Council, up until Wednesday 13 March 2024 (Council agenda dispatch) the following Committees have met, and to receive any questions in accordance with Council and Committee Procedure Rule 6 (2).

 

North Western Area Planning Committee

7 February 2024

South Eastern Area Planning Committee

14 February

Overview and Scrutiny Committee (meeting as the Crime and Disorder Committee)

29 February

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

5 March

North Western Area Planning Committee

6 March

Performance, Governance and Audit Committee

7 March

District Planning Committee (special meeting)

12 March

 

 

9.

Questions in accordance with Procedure Rule 6(3) of which notice has been given

10.

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

11.

Questions to the Leader of the Council in accordance with Procedure Rule 1 (3)(m)

12.

Business by reason of special circumstances considered by the Chairperson to be urgent

13.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To resolve that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.

14.

Legal Action

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).

 

15.

Council Assets Memorandum of Understanding

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy and Resources (copy enclosed).