Decision Maker: Council,
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Ray Manning proposed and Councillor Mark Howell seconded the amendments to the Standing Orders, as recommended by the Constitution Review Working Group. A vote was taken and Council overwhelmingly
AGREED That the following changes to the Council Standing Orders be agreed:
Annual Council Meeting
(a) 1.1(b) (vi) Receive any announcements from the Chairman, (add) Leader of the Council and / or Head of Paid Service
(b) 1.1(b) (viii) appoint up to five (delete four) substitute members per committee from each political group in a hierarchical list to all committees and sub-committees other than the standards committee (this reference to the Standards Committee will be deleted, subject to agreement of the recommendations in respect of the Civic Affairs Committee set out above)
(c) 1.1(b) (xii) receive the Leader of Major Opposition Group’s written Annual Statement on his/her Group’s priorities for action and objectives for the forthcoming municipal year
Selection of Councillors on Committees and Outside Bodies
(d) 1.2 (vi) (the council meeting will) appoint the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the committees established under Standing Order 1.2(a)(i) above.
Notice of Motions
(e) 12.1(a) (Notices of Motion)…must be delivered to the proper officer not later than seven (delete six) working days before the date of the meeting.
(f) 12.1(b) (Motions for the removal of the Leader from office etc)…must be delivered to the proper officer not later than seven (delete six) working days before the date of the meeting.
Point of Order, Point of information, Personal explanation
(g) 14.12 A member may raise a point of order at any time (add) by standing and stating ‘Point of Order’.
(h) 14.13 A member may raise a point of information at any time (add) by standing and stating ‘Point of Information’.
(i) 14.14 A member may make a personal explanation at any time (add) by standing and stating ‘Personal explanation’
Publication date: 30/07/2012
Date of decision: 26/07/2012
Decided at meeting: 26/07/2012 - Council