Venue: The Guildhall - Westgate, Canterbury. View directions
Contact: Rebecca Brough
Apologies for Absence
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EAST KENT SERVICES COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on Wednesday, 11th February, 2015
at 10.30 am in The Guildhall, St Peter's Place, Westgate, Canterbury
Present: Councillor Johnston (Chairman) – Thanet DC
Councillor Gilbey - Canterbury CC
Councillor Law - Canterbury CC
Councillor Watkins - Dover DC
Officers present: Nadeem Aziz - Dover DC
Madeline Homer - Thanet DC
Sarah Bowman - Canterbury CC
Dave Randall - Dover DC
Dominic Whelan - EK Services
Matthew Archer - Canterbury CC
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Councillor Conolly (Dover) and Councillor Nicholson
2 CONFIRMATION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN
Councillor Johnston (Thanet) was confirmed as Chairman and Councillor Watkins (Dover) as Vice-Chairman until May 2015.
3 DECLARATION OF ANY INTERESTS
No interests were declared at the meeting.
4 SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS
No substitute members were present at the meeting.
5 EAST KENT SERVICES COMMITTEE - CONTINUITY OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS
It was proposed by Councillor Watkins, seconded by Councillor Gilbey and
1. To note the revised governance arrangements including the operating arrangements, terms of reference and rules of procedure of the committee all as set out in the report of the Head of Legal Services (Canterbury), The Director of Governance (Dover), the Solicitor to the Council (Dover) and the Interim Legal Services Manager (Thanet) included at Annex 1 to this report.
2. That with effect from 10:30am on 11 February 2015 the executive and non executive powers and functions of the Councils in relation to human resources functions as set out in Schedule 5 of Appendix 1 to this report be discharged by the Director of Collaborative Services appointed by Dover District Council together with those functions described in paragraphs 1 to 38 of that Schedule associated with the discharge of those functions.
3. That with effect from 10:30.am on 11 February 2015 the executive and non executive powers and functions of the Councils in relation to Council Tax, Administration of the Housing Benefit Scheme, National Non-Domestic Rate, ICT and Customer Services functions as set out in Schedule 5 of Appendix 1 to this report be discharged by the Director of Shared Services appointed by Thanet District Council together with those functions described in paragraphs 1 to 38 of that Schedule associated with the discharge of those functions.
4. That the Director of Collaborative Services and the Director of Shared Services may personally discharge the duties functions or powers delegated to them or may nominate another officer or officers to exercise that duty, function or power, provided that the nominated officer(s) report to or is responsible to them.
Confirmation of Chairman and Vice-Chairman
To confirm the Chairman and Vice-Chairman in post.
Declarations of Any Interests
To receive any declarations of interest.
The Chairman to report any notifications received prior to this meeting regarding the attendance of substitutes for the named Members of this Committee.
ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS TO BE DEALT WITH IN PUBLIC
ANY OTHER BUSINESS WHICH FALLS UNDER THE EXEMPT PROVISIONS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 OR THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 OR BOTH
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