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ROLL CALL AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Roll call and apologies for absence.
An apology for absence had been received from Mr P Thornton (Mrs Willis substitute).
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.
RESOLVED, that the press and public be excluded during consideration of Agenda Item No 6 – Appointment of Chief Fire Officer by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as this report contains exempt information relating to an individual.
Disclosures of Interest
Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises
1 Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.
2 Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses. (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
3 Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority
(a) Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and
(b) Which has not been fully discharged.
4 Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority.
5 Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer.
6 Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)
(a) The landlord is the authority; and
(b) The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial interest.
7 Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where
(a) That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the authority; and
(b) Either –
(i) The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or
(ii) If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.
A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).
There were no disclosures of interest made.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 14 November 2019 (copy enclosed)
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 November 2019 be agreed as a true and accurate record.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Panel is provisionally arranged for 11 December 2020, time to be confirmed.
The next meeting will provisionally be held on 11 December 2020 at a time to be confirmed.
PART II - ITEMS CONSIDERED IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
To consider a report from the Chief Executive (copy enclosed)
Not for publication by virtue of Paragraph(s) 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as this report contains exempt information relating to an individual.
The Chief Executive presented a report which asked members to consider the proposed recruitment approach and salary for the appointment of a replacement Chief Fire Officer following the recent resignation of the current incumbent.
Members were aware that the current Chief Fire Officer had recently resigned and would leave the council at the end of December 2020.
The report recommended the commencement of the appointment of a replacement Chief Fire Officer with immediate effect.
The Chief Executive took members through the report, in detail, and upon conclusion of the discussion it was
RESOLVED, that Members: -
(1) Agree to progress with the appointment of a Chief Fire Officer, following the resignation of the current incumbent;
(2) Agree the recommended salary following an evaluation of the revised role profile and benchmarking review, including agreement of a date for implementation;
(3) Agree the proposed resourcing approach and timeline.