Agenda and draft minutes

Special Meeting. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed live. The link can be found by clicking on the meeting date.Note that this agenda was republished on 7 October 2020., South Holland District Council - Thursday, 8th October, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held in line with the Local Authorities & Police & Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority & Police & Crime Panel Meetings) (England & Wales) Regulations 2020.

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Items
No. Item

39.

Apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from or on behalf of F Biggadike, M Booth, J King, G Scalese and S Slade.

40.

Declaration of Interests.

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest and leave the meeting without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation.)

Minutes:

There were none.

41.

Appointment of an interim Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider the recommendation from the Joint Appointments and Disciplinary Committee to appoint an interim Head of Paid Service (report of the Executive Director of Strategy and Governance enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Director of Strategy and Governance which sought to consider the recommendation from the Joint Appointments and Disciplinary Committee to appoint an interim Head of Paid Service.

 

DECISION:

 

That pursuant to the recommendation of the Joint Appointments and Disciplinary Committee held on 7th October 2020, Council agrees the following:

 

a)        The appointment of an interim Head of Paid Service at South Holland         District Council in a joint appointment with Breckland Council;

b)        That the appointment date is to be agreed with the Leaders of          Breckland Council and South Holland District Council.

 

 

The Chairman made the following recommendation:

 

The Chief Executive is the sole proper officer for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses to meetings of the full Council, Committees and Sub-Committees. I consider that the appointment of a replacement proper officer should be considered as a matter of urgency because the existing Chief Executive has left the authority and there are no other appointed proper officers for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses.

 

 

DECISION:

 

The Council unanimously agreed that all existing directors be appointed as the proper officer for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses under Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

 

 

42.

Item of Urgent Business - Proper Officer Appointment

Minutes:

The Chairman of the Council advised that he had an item of urgent business.

 

The Chief Executive is the sole proper officer for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses to meetings of the full Council, Committees and Sub-Committees. The Chairman considered that the appointment of a replacement proper officer should be considered as a matter of urgency because the Chief Executive had left the authority and there were no other appointed proper officers for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses.

 

 

DECISION:

 

The Council unanimously agreed that all existing directors be appointed as proper officers for the purposes of signing and issuing summonses under Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972.