Agenda and minutes

Member Management Committee
Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 3.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Phil Garnett (0113) 39 51632  Email: phil.garnett@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

In the absence of Councillor Nash, it was proposed by Councillor M Dobson and seconded by Councillor A McKenna that Councillor B Selby be elected as Chair for the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to elect Councillor B Selby as Chair for the meeting.

10.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15,2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules. (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting.)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

11.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-

Minutes:

There no resolutions to exclude the public.

12.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

Minutes:

There were no late items submitted for condideration.

13.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. 

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

14.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nash.

15.

Minutes - 1st July 2014 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 1st July 2014

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1st July 2014 be  approved as a correct record.

16.

Appointment of local authority governors to academies pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive a report of the Governor Support Service, Children’s Services, which requests the appointment of a local authority governor to Co-operative Academy (Harehills).

Minutes:

The Senior Governor Support Officer presented a report of the Governor Support Service. The report requested that the Committee appoint a local authority governor to Co-operative Academy (Harehills).

 

Members sought clarity as to what the term of office would be, it was confirmed that the term of office would be for one year.

 

RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to appoint a local authority governor to the Co-operative Academy (Harehills).

 

17.

Local Authority Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor which provides an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to outside bodies and seeks to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Governance Officer presented a report of the City Solicitor. The report provided an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to outside bodies and sought to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

Members also noted that the Normandy Veterans association was to cease and therefore a representative would no longer be required.

 

Members considered a number of issues in respect of appointment to Outside Bodies and:

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  To note that the Garforth Academy had informed the Council that they no longer required a local authority representative;

(b)  Further to Minute No. 16 that Councillor Selby be confirmed as the Council’s nomination to the Co-operative Academy of Leeds (formerly Primrose Academy);

(c)  That the Director of Children’s Services provide a report to the next meeting of this Committee setting out the current position in respect of Local Authority appointments to Academies;

(d)  To note that following a review of the LGA Governance Structures, the LGA Urban Commission has been abolished and a Council representation is no longer required;

(e)  That Councillor Flynn fill the Conservative vacancy on the Leeds Local Access Forum;

(f)  That Councillor Cohen replace Councillor J Procter on the Kirkgate Market Management Board;

(g)  That Councillor Harrington replace Councillor Maqsood on the East Leeds Regeneration Board;

(h)  That Councillor Dowson be nominated to the Morley Academy;

(i)  That the change to appointments since the last meeting of the Committees detailed at paragraph 3.4 of the submitted report be noted; and

(j)  That a further report on appointments to outside bodies be considered at the next meeting of the Committee.

 

18.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

3:30pm 24th February 2015.

Minutes:

3:30pm, 24th February 2014.