|Time:||2.00pm||Place:||Committee Room 2, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City|
|PRESENT:||Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham (Chairman), Councillor Jane Gray (substitute), Councillor David Levett and Councillor Bernard Lovewell.|
|IN ATTENDANCE:||Chief Executive and Strategic Director of Finance, Policy and Governance.|
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. Councillor Jane Gray was substituting for Councillor Hone.
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 OF CORPORATE LEGAL MANAGER
The Strategic Director of Finance, Policy and Governance submitted a report on the outcome of the process to appoint to the post of Corporate Legal Manager.
Following debate, it was agreed that Anthony Roche be appointed as Corporate Legal Manager on the terms outlined in the report.
RESOLVED: That the recommendation to appoint Anthony Roche to the position of Corporate Legal Manager be endorsed.
REASON FOR DECISION: To enable the post to be filled with the minimum of delay.
APPOINTMENT OF MONITORING OFFICER
In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules contained in the Council's Constitution, the Committee, assisted by the Chief Executive and Strategic Director of Finance, Policy and Governance, interviewed one candidate for the statutory post of Monitoring Officer.
Following the interview, it was
RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL: That, subject to the Proper Officer receiving no objections to the proposed appointment, Anthony Roche be appointed to the post of Monitoring Officer.
REASON FOR RECOMMENDATION: To ensure the Council complies with the statutory requirement to nominate one of its officers as Monitoring Officer.