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Present: Councillor Keith Panter (Chairman)
Councillor Matt Boles
Councillor Liz Clews
Councillor Richard Craig
Councillor Dennis Dannatt
Councillor Tim Davies
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Paul Key
Councillor Chris Lambie
Councillor Pat O’Connor
Councillor James Plastow
Councillor James Ward
Tom Clay Town Clerk
Rachel Allbones Deputy Clerk / RFO
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
Councillor Harry Clarke
Councillor Sean Brennan
Councillor Denise Schofield
Councillor Baptiste Velan
The Town Clerk read out a submission from Simon Nicholson, Spital Hill Allotment Secretary and Allotment Sub-Committee Chairman.
RESOLVED to NOTE the submission and that it would be considered at item 8.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 7 July 2020 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Note: Councillor Key voted against the above resolution.
Note: Councillor Ward abstained from voting on the above resolution.
RESOLVED to NOTE draft minutes.
RESOLVED to NOTE the matters contained in the report.
Council to make appointments to vacancies on committees / working groups.
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Brennan to both Management and Finance Committee and Planning and Development Committee.
Members considered the review into the holding of meetings and considered the options in relation to the holding of physical and remote meetings.
Councillor Boles proposed, seconded by Councillor Lambie that Council:-
Councillor Dobbie proposed an amendment to Councillor Boles recommendation that Committee Chairmen come to their own decision whether meetings are held remotely or not, seconded by Councillor Key.
A vote was taken on the amendment as follows: –
For: 4 votes
Against: 5 votes
A vote was taken on the original motion, now the substantive, as follows: –
For: 8 votes
Against: 2 votes
Due to the confidential nature, members RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the next item in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
The item can be treated as confidential because they relate to issues, such as, terms of service, contractual arrangements and the engagement of staff.
Members note and considered the recommendation made by the Personnel Committee on Wednesday 15 July 2020 that: “Following a successful probation period, the Clerk be confirmed in post.”
RESOLVED to following a successful probation period, the Town Clerk be confirmed in post.
Note: Councillor O’Connor abstained from voting on the above resolution.
Meeting concluded at 8.51pm