|Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017 Time: 10.00 a.m. Place: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale|
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|COUNCILLOR D. HANCOCK (THE CHAIR,|
TUDALEN GLAWR AGENDA GYMRAEG/WELSH VERSION OF AGENDA COVERSHEET
Tudalen Glawr Agenda Gymraeg/Welsh Agenda Coversheet (173K/bytes)
Members and officers stood in silence as a mark of respect.
The Leader of the Council paid tribute to Dickie whom he had known for over 30 years. Dickie had been a colourful and on occasion's controversial character but as a Councillor had taken his role seriously and worked tirelessly on behalf of the County Borough and the Abertillery Ward which he had represented. Dickie had particularly championed the cause of the 'underdog' and those that were financially under-privileged - he had worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau and had won many more cases on appeal than he had lost.
The Leader concluded by stating that you would only come across the likes of Dickie Jones once in a lifetime - he was unique and would be sorely missed.
It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.
Councillors P. Baldwin, J. Holt, H. McCarthy, M. Moore, T. Sharrem, B. Thomas and Corporate Director of Education.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND DISPENSATIONS
There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.
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APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE - MANAGING DIRECTOR JNC CE
RESOLVED that the public be excluded whilst this item of business is transacted as it is likely there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 12 & 13, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972 (as amended).
The process had commenced with a full day of technical interviews which had been facilitated by Insight, followed by the formal Appointments Committee on 6th July, 2017. It was noted that the Chief Executive of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) had also been involved throughout the process.
Members were advised that positive feedback had been received from the Chief Executive of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) regarding the robustness of the appointments process and he would be recommending that the process be adopted as a model of good practice for other local authorities.
The Leader of the Council concluded by stating that he was very pleased to recommend formal appointment of Ms. Michelle Morris. If agreed, references would be sought together with a date for Ms. Morris to commence her duties. It was noted that the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) had also fully endorsed this recommendation.
The Head of Legal and Corporate Compliance advised that it was a requirement of the Council's Constitution that prior to the Head of Paid Service appointment being endorsed by Full Council, Members of the Executive must be consulted as part of the process. The officer, thereupon, confirmed that all Executive Members had raised no objection to the appointment.
Upon a vote being taken it was unanimously,
RESOLVED that the report which related to staffing matters be accepted and the recommendation contained therein be agreed, namely that Ms. Michelle Morris be appointed to the post of Managing Director on a salary in accordance with JNC Chief Executive ( 94,905 - 102,351).