Report of the Monitoring Officer and Solicitor to the Council.
The Governance Manager presented a report seeking to establish the Council’s Committees and Advisory Groups for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.
Councillor David Dixon referred to the report paragraph stating “in order to complete the 2020/21 work of the existing scrutiny committees, the Members who were appointed to the former committees will continue to meet informally for a period of 2 months in order to complete outstanding review work” and asked if these informal meetings would utilise the existing or new Scrutiny Committee memberships. The Governance Manager informed him that for these informal meetings, the Scrutiny Committee memberships would remain as appointed in May 2019.
Moved by Cllr Steve Fritchley, Seconded by Cllr Duncan McGregor:
(i) The Council’s Committees be established for the 2021/22 municipal year in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 1.1(k) as set out in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2;
(ii) The size of the Committees as set out within Appendix 3 to the report be agreed for the 2021/22 municipal year in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 1.1(k);
(iii) The Council agrees the allocation of seats of Committee is in accordance with the political balance rules (as set out in Appendix 3);
(iv) Members appointed to scrutiny committees for the 2020/21 municipal year are approved to conclude their review work informally for a period of two months.
(v) Authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Leader of the Council and relevant Committee Chair (when appointed) to make amendments to the terms of reference for Committees arising within the 2021/22 municipal year.