Review of Standing Orders Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 2 September 2016
Time:
12:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Tom A McAughtrie (Chairman)-Abbey
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
Colin Smyth-Nith
Officials:
Rhona Lewis - Head of Legal and Democratic Services
Claire Thomson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

4 Members present and 3 apologies

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 18 JULY 2016

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL AREA ARRANGEMENTS - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

AGREED

 

4.1  to recommend to Full Council that the Scheme of Administration and Delegation to Committees is updated with two changes to the delegation to Area Committee Business Meetings as set out in section 3.2.1.3 and 3.2.1.4 in the report;

 

4.2  to consult Area Committees on the frequency of Area Committee Business Meetings;

 

4.3  to recommend to Full Council that the Scheme of Administration and Delegation to Committees is updated with a new delegation to Area Committee Community Meetings and Ward Forums as set out in paragraph 3.2.2.1 in the report; and

4.4 the arrangements for Area Committee Community Meetings and Ward Forums as set out in paragraph 3.2.2.3 in the report for further discussion at Area Committees.

 

DISSENT - Willie Scobie requested that his dissent be recorded having failed to secure a seconder for his Motion to defer consideration of the arrangements for Area Committee Community meetings and Ward Forums until there had been a full discussion on such arrangements.

5 AMENDMENTS TO STANDING ORDERS AND SCHEME OF ADMINISTRATION AND DELEGATION TO COMMITTEES - DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

AGREED to recommend to Full Council the amendments to Standing Orders and the Scheme of Administration and Delegation to Committees as detailed at paragraphs 3.2 to 3.9 in the report.

6 RATES RELIEF APPEALS PROCEDURE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

AGREED that appeals in relation to the awarding of discretionary rates relief continue to be determined by the Ad Hoc Sub Committee of the Communities Committee.

7 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

NOTED that there was no other business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.