Agenda and minutes

Appointments Committee - Thursday 3rd May 2018 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

Note: SPECIAL MEETING 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor H M Bass was appointed as Chairman for duration of the meeting.

 

IN THE CHAIR: COUNCILLOR H M BASS

2.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

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

3.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs B D Harker.

4.

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 was none.

5.

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 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.

6.

Monitoring Officer Appointment

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Resources, proposing appointment into the role of Monitoring Officer for a fixed term period until 31 October 2018.  Application details from the proposed candidate were set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The Director of Resources advised Members that the appointment was required on an interim basis to fulfil the Council’s legal obligations for a Monitoring Officer to be in place.  The Director of Resources confirmed that advice had been received from Human Resources and the appointment would be for an interim post on a fixed term contract.  In response to questions additional information regarding the post was provided by the Director of Resources.

 

The candidate, Mr S Quelch, was invited to join the meeting, at this point, and the Committee conducted an interview with him for the post of Monitoring Officer.  Following the interview and having answered Members’ questions Mr Quelch left the meeting.

 

Councillor A S Fluker proposed that Mr Quelch be appointed into the post of Monitoring Officer on a fixed term contract until 31 October 2018.  This was duly seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED that Mr Quelch be appointed as the Council’s Monitoring Officer until 31 October 2018.