Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Standards Committee
Thursday 20th June 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

181.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.

 

The Chairman introduced Norman Hodson as the Independent Person and the Monitoring Officer explained his role.

A question was asked why there was only 1 councillor from the Independent Group on the Committee.  The Monitoring Officer explained that this was because of the political balance provisions and the requirement that the Conservative Group have a majority of the seats.  The seats for the parish council representatives have to be included in that calculation.

 

182.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were none.

183.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 February 2019, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 February be approved and confirmed.

184.

Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive 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).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

185.

Exclusion of the 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 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.

Minutes:

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

186.

Complaint against a Parish Councillor

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Monitoring Officer concerning 2 complaints made by two parish councillors against each other.

 

Councillor M Helm resolved that no further action should be taken on both complaints and Councillor R Boyce seconded.   Upon a vote being taken it was resolved that no further action should be taken on both complaints.

 

RESOLVED that no further action be taken.