Standards Committee: 27th September 2011 (2:30pm)

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Date: Tuesday, 27th September, 2011,
Time: 2.30p.m.
Venue: Bill Brownhill Room, Council Offices, Codsall.

S.WINTERFLOOD

Chief Executive

A G E N D A

Part I - Public Session

1.

Election of Chairman of the Standards Committee for the Municipal Year 2011/2012.

(NB. The Chairman of the Standards Committee must be an independent member of the Committee).

2.

Election of Vice-Chairman of the Standards Committee for the Municipal Year 2011/2012.

(see note above)

3.

Minutes: To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Standards Committee held on 16th December, 2010 as a correct record (copy attached).

4.

Apologies.

5.

Declarations of Interest.

6.

(a)

To note the terms of reference of and delegated powers to the Standards Committee as approved by the Constitution of South Staffordshire Council (copy attached).

(b) To appoint the following Sub-Committees for the Municipal Year 2011/2012 in accordance with the Constitution of the Council:
  • a Standards (Assessment and Hearings) Sub-Committee comprising 9 members of the Standards Committee being:-

3 South Staffordshire Councillors

3 Independent Members

3 Parish Councillors

to:-

(i)

(ii)

conduct the initial assessment of allegations of misconduct, as defined by the relevant Code of Conduct, relating to members and co-opted members of South Staffordshire Council and the Parish Councils within South Staffordshire.

consider any reports from a case tribunal or interim case tribunal and any report from the Monitoring Officer.

(iii) consider any matter which is referred by the Standards for England to the Monitoring Officer.
[NB. the Constitution of South Staffordshire Council stipulates that this Sub-Committee shall be chaired by the Chairman of the Standards Committee].

  • a Standards (Review) Sub-Committee be established comprising 9 members of the Standards Committee being:-

3 South Staffordshire Councillors

3 Independent Members and;

3 Parish Councillors

to review, if so requested by the person making the allegation, any decision of the Standards Committee (Assessment and Hearings) Sub-Committee following initial assessment, that no action should be taken regarding an allegation.

7. Monitoring Officer's Report (copy attached).

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