Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions
Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

Apologies were received from Councillor Joe Welch.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business

identified to be considered at this meeting.

Decision:

The Monitoring Officer stated that all member would have to declare a personal interest in the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales' Draft Annual Report as it determined Councillor’s salaries.

All Councillor’s present declared a personal interest in the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales' Annual Report 2020/21.

3.

URGENT ITEMS

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

Decision:

No urgent matters had been raised.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To receive the minutes of the Democratic Services Committee meeting held on the 4 October 2019 (copy attached).

Decision:

Councillor Rachel Flynn noted that she had sent her apologies for the previous meeting but it had not been recorded. Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain. It was:

Resolved: - that the minutes of the Democratic Services Committee meeting held on 04 October 2019 be received and approved as a true and correct record.

 

 

5.

COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To receive a report on the Covid-19 Recovery Plan for Democratic Services (copy enclosed).

Decision:

 

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken. Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation. The Committee:

 

RESOLVED:- Subject to the above observations, to support the recovery plan for democratic arrangements, as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report.

6.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COUNCIL'S SCRUTINY COMMITTEE 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To receive the Scrutiny Committees’ annual report on their activities during 2019/20.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken. All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it. It was;

 

RESOLVED :-  That the Democratic Service Committee not the Annual Report of the Scrutiny Committees for 2019/20.

7.

INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES ANNUAL REPORT 2020 / 2021 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To recieve the annual report for the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales’ (the ‘Panel’) 2020/21(copy enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members requested a further recommendation be added to ask the ‘new ways of working’ working group to look into the allocation of senior salary allocation and presented back to the committee at a later date. Agreement on the recommendations was by consensus. All committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendations, no one indicated they were against. The committee:

 

RESOLVED:-

 

     I.        That the Democratic Service Committee notes the determinations of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales for 2020/21 in respect of the payment of basic, senior and civic salaries and payments to co-opted members.

 

    II.        That the Democratic Service Committee notes the level of support provided to members to carry out their duties, with regard to ‘Determinations’ 9 and 10 of the Annual Report.

 

  III.        That the Democratic Service Committee requests the ‘New Ways of Working’ Group look into the allocation of senior salaries and report back to the Democratic Services Committee at a later date.

 

8.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL BALANCE AND APPOINTMENT OF SCRUTINY CHAIRS pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To receive the annual review of Political balance and appointment of Scrutiny Chairs (copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken. All committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it. It was:

 

Resolved:- That the Democratic Services Committee notes the political balance position for the allocation of committee seats.

 

9.

COMMITTEE TIMETABLE 2021 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To receive a report containing the draft committee timetable for 2021 (copy enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken. All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain. The Committee:

 

Resolved: - That the Democratic Services Committee recommend the draft Committee timetable for 2021 to Full Council for approval.

10.

FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME

To consider a verbal report by the Democratic Services Manager.

Decision:

 

 Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus.

 No formal vote was taken. It was:

 

RESOLVED, that Democratic Service’s Committee forward work programme be noted.