Agenda and minutes

EGM - Appointment of MO, National Park Authority
Friday, 22nd March, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Conference Room, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HP. View directions

Contact: Julia Gruffydd or Angharad Hawkes  01874624337

Note: Extraordinary General Meeting 

Media

Items
No. Item

24/19

Correspondence

To receive and consider the attached Schedule of Correspondence and any recommendations thereon (below).

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Minutes:

In the absence of the Chair the Deputy Chair welcomed all to the meeting and explained for the benefit of those watching the webcast that the meeting would be recommended to go into confidential session.  If that was approved then the webcast would be a short one.

 

Apologies for absence were noted.

 

25/19

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items on the agenda.  Members’ attention is drawn to the sheet attached to the attendance sheet and the need to record their declarations verbally and in writing, specifying the nature of the interest.

 

If Members have declared an interest in an item please ensure that you inform the Chair when you are leaving the room, so that this can be recorded in the minutes.

 

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Minutes:

The Chair advised that any declarations of interest in respect of the exempt business on the agenda would be declared in exempt session but recorded in the minutes.

 

26/19

Public Speaking

To give opportunity for members of the public to address the meeting in accordance with the Authority’s Public Speaking Scheme.

 

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Minutes:

There were no requests to speak.

 

27/19

Access to Information

Item5 - RECOMMENDATION: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 5 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Item6 - RECOMMENDATION: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 6 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

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RESOLVED:

 

a)  To exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 5 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

b)  To exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 6 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

28/19

Appointment of Independent Member of Standards Committee

To appoint a Independanent Member of the Standards Committee.

 

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Minutes:

The Deputy Chair thanked the Appointments Committee for shortlisting and interviewing candidates.  The Chair of Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee reported that three candidates had been interviewed and the committee had unanimously recommended a strong candidate for the role of independent member of Standards Committee.

 

RESOLVED: That Ms Pam Hibbert be appointed as an independent member of Standards Committee for an initial term of office from 8 April 2019 to 7 April 2022.

 

29/19

Appointment of Monitoring Officer

To appoint a Monitoring Officer for the National Park Authority.

 

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Minutes:

The Deputy Chair reminded members that a number of recruitment options had been taken over the last year in relation to the role of Monitoring Officer and he thanked Geldards for their support to the Authority for the last three months.

 

He reported that the Appointments Committee were unanimous in their recommendation of a candidate for the role given his experience and expertise.

 

RESOLVED:  To appoint Sean O’Connor to the post of Monitoring Officer for a fixed term contract of two years, with a start date to be confirmed.