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Policy Review August 2019
August 15, 2019 @ 19:00
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Pat O’Connor
Councillor Keith Panter – ex officio
Claire Hill Town Clerk
Rachel Allbones Deputy Clerk
- TO ELECT THE CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor O’Connor act as Chairman for the ensuing year.
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND REASONS GIVEN
- MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Papers A)
- Minutes of the meeting of Policy Review Working Group held Tuesday 26 March 2019
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Policy Review Working Group meeting held on Tuesday 26 March 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
- EXISTING POLICIES FOR REVIEW WITH NO CHANGES / MINOR REVISIONS and NEW POLICIES FOR CONSIDERATION (Paper C)
- No Changes / Minor revisions
- Publication Scheme
- Freedom of Information
- Members Allowances
- Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Communications Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Use of Council vehicle by Councillors or staff
RESOLVED that minor changes be adopted and the above policies reviewed.
- Wider changes
- Debt recovery
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE to approve the amendments to the Debt Recovery Policy, subject to the inclusion of ‘All officer activity in relation to debt recovery actions will be logged.’ in the presumption section.
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE to adopt the Exhumation Policy.
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE to adopt the Investment Strategy.
- Death of a Senior Figure Policy and Protocol
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to adopt the Death of a Senior Figure Policy and Protocol and create a budget of £20 to purchase black arm bands.
- Filming and recording of meetings
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to adopt the Filming and Recording of Meetings Policy.
Note: Councillor Dobbie abstained from voting on the above resolution.
- Staff Appraisal and Pay Review Policy
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Staff Appraisal and Pay Review Policy.
- Maternity Policy
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Maternity Leave Policy.
- Paternity Policy
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Paternity Leave Policy.
Members noted that an Adoption Leave Policy will follow in due course.
- Shared parental Leave Policy
RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Shared Parental Leave Policy.
The meeting concluded at 3.27pm