To receive a report from the Governance Task Group.
The Monitoring Officer introduced the report which set out administrative and consequential changes to the Officer Scheme of Delegation, as recommended by the Governance Task Group. The Chair of the Governance Task Group, Councillor Walsh, advised Members that further discussion was required on one of the 54 changes proposed (change 19, relating to Section 106 agreements), and revised the recommendations accordingly. The recommendations (as revised) in the report were moved by Councillor Walsh and seconded by Councillor Moses, whereupon it was:
1) Proposed change 19, referring to paragraph 2.26 of the existing Scheme be withdrawn for further discussion.
2) Subject to 1), above, 53 changes to the Officer Scheme of Delegation, set out at Annex 1 be approved.
3) The ‘Successor Clause’ be introduced at Part 3b, 14, of the Constitution to mitigate short-term changes to roles between reviews of the Scheme of Delegation.
Clerks note: Proposed change 19, referring to paragraph 2.26 of the existing Scheme of Delegation was discussed by the Governance Task Group on 11 March 2020, and the words ‘in consultation with the Executive Member’ would be added to the substantive wording.