Decision details

Proposed Committee Timetable for 2020/21

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Council considered a report by the Senior Corporate and Community Services Officer (circulated previously) regarding the proposed committee timetable for 2020/21.

 

In response to a question regarding scheduling meetings of the Climate Action Team, the Chief Executive advised that the timetable included formal Council and Committee meetings of the Council only.  The Action Team could set dates of future meetings.  Committees also had power to change time or dates of meetings if required.

 

Council discussed the difficulty of Councillors attending evening meetings commencing at 6.00 pm due to the current works being undertaken on the North Devon Link Road and of Councillors working not being able to attend daytime meetings.

 

In response to a question regarding cost implications of holding evening meetings, the Head of Resources advised that officers attending to support evening meetings would accrue additional flexi-time or Time Off in Lieu for meetings after 8.00 pm.

 

It was moved by Councillor Bushell and seconded by Councillor Luggar “that the timetable of Council and Committee meetings for 2020/2021 as detailed in Appendix A be adopted subject to for a trial period of 12 months the time of Council and Governance Committee meetings being changed to 6.30 p.m. and times of Policy Development Committee meetings being scheduled to alternate between 10.00 am and 6.30 p.m.”

 

RESOLVED that the timetable of Council and Committee meetings for 2020/2021 as detailed in Appendix A be adopted subject to for a trial period of 12 months:

 

(a)

the time of Council and Governance Committee meetings being changed to 6.30 p.m.; and

 

(b)

times of Policy Development Committee meetings being scheduled to alternate between 10.00 am and 6.30 p.m..

 

Publication date: 06/02/2020

Date of decision: 15/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Council

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