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Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.
No declarations of interest were made by Councillors regarding items on the agenda.
The Council is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council passed a resolution by majority decision to exclude the public from the meeting for Part Two of the Agenda on the grounds that the business involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.
Chief Executive Officer Recruitment
This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings. The report deals with information relating to an individual and information relating to the financial or business affairs of the Council and third parties and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Council received a report requesting it to consider and ratify the recommendations of the Special Meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 4 July 2022 with regard to the Chief Executive Officer recruitment.
Councillor Neil Dallen MOVED the recommendations put forward by the Strategy and Resources Committee.
Upon being put the recommendations were CARRIED by a majority vote, with 26 votes for, 1 abstention and the Mayor not voting.
Accordingly it was resolved to:
(1) Agree to go out to recruit a permanent Chief Executive Officer and that in the interim period appoint the Director of Corporate Services for a 6-month period as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Head of Paid Service, with a 10% uplift to her salary, and provide a budget of up to £50,000 funded from the Corporate Projects Reserve to provide additional support.
(2) Agree to release the existing Chief Executive from her role as Head of Paid Service and Returning Officer from 4 July and to appoint the Director of Corporate Services as Returning Officer with effect from 5 July 2022 until a permanent Chief Executive Officer is recruited in accordance with recommendation (1).