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The decisions set out in these minutes will come into force, and may then be implemented at 12 noon on the fourth working day after the publication of the decision, unless the decision is subject to call-in.

 

Date of publication: 24 October 2014

 

East Kent (Joint Arrangements) Committee

 

Minutes of a meeting held on Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

at 9.30am in  Marion Attwood Room, Council Offices

 

Present:

Councillor Johnston, Thanet District Council (Chairman)

 

Councillor Gilbey, Canterbury City Council

Councillor Law, Canterbury City Council

Councillor Nicholson, Thanet District Council

Mr Simmonds, Kent County Council

Councillor Smith, Dover District Council

 

 

Officers:

Harvey Rudd

Matthew Archer

-       Dover District Council

-       Canterbury City Council

                                   

 

1              APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

Apologies received from Mr Carter (KCC) and Councillors Watkins (Dover), Chandler (Dover), Monk (Shepway) and Tillson (Shepway). 

 

2              DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations for the meeting.

 

3              SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

 

Councillor Kit Smith attended on behalf of Dover DC.

 

4              MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 17 APRIL 2013

 

The minutes were agreed as a correct record.

 

MATTERS ARISING

 

The Chairman asked whether the agreement for the East Kent HR Partnership to provide health and safety services to East Kent College had been implemented.  It was confirmed after the meeting that the arrangement had been implemented and had come to an end this month.

 

5              TO APPOINT BOTH AN INTERIM AND A NEW DIRECTOR OF EAST KENT SERVICES

 

The Solicitor to the Council (Dover), summarised the report, which requested the appointment of an interim director of Shared Services and permanent replacement following the resignation of the present incumbent, Mrs Donna Reed.

 

 

RESOLVED –

1.    That as from 1 November 2014 Mr Paul Cook, be appointed interim Director of Shared Services to exercise the functions ascribed to the Director as set out or referred to in Schedules 1 and 2 to the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Canterbury) considered by this committee as Agenda item 5 on 26 January 2011 until such time as a permanent appointment takes effect.

2.    That Mr Dominic Whelan, when employed as Director of Shared Services by Thanet District Council be appointed Director of Shared Services to exercise the functions ascribed to ascribed to the Director as set out or referred to in Schedules 1 and 2 to the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (Canterbury) considered by this committee as Agenda item 5 on 26 January 2011.

 

6              ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS TO BE DEALT WITH IN PUBLIC

 

The Solicitor to the Council (Dover) explained that the decision taken in July 2012, to disband the East Kent (Joint Arrangements) Committee and replace with another joint committee comprising members of Dover, Canterbury and Thanet would take effect once the new constitutional arrangements had been approved.  Subject to agreement, it was intended that the new arrangements would take effect from January 2015.

 

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.40am