|Time:||6.30pm||Place:||Committee Room 3, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City|
|PRESENT:||Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham (Chairman), Councillor Judi Billing and Councillor Bernard Lovewell.|
|IN ATTENDANCE:||Norma Atlay - Strategic Director of Finance, Policy and Governance
Anthony Roche - Monitoring Officer
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TO APPOINT A CHAIRMAN
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham be elected as Chairman of the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were submitted by Councillors T.W. Hone and Adrian Smith.
NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS
There had been no notification of any other business.
The Chairman reminded Members that, in line with the Code of Conduct, any Declarations of Interest needed to be declared immediately prior to the item in question.
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
RESOLVED: that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Public and Press 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 Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.
APPOINTMENT TO THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL
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The Monitoring Officer submitted a report regarding a proposed appointment to the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP). The Monitoring Officer advised that one candidate had been interviewed by himself and the Section 151 Officer for the one vacant position on the Independent Remuneration Panel.
The Monitoring Officer advised that the candidate was considered suitable for appointment and that a suitable reference had been received. The selection methodology used in the interview process was set out in the report.
Following debate, it was
RESOLVED: That, as recommended by the Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer, Mr Michael Goddard be appointed to the Independent Remuneration Panel for a term of five years, commencing from 1 January 2015.
REASON FOR DECISION: To enable the Independent Remuneration Panel to continue as a quorate Panel whilst retaining knowledge and expertise, and for informed recommendations to be made to Council regarding Members' Allowances.