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Agenda item

Membership and Terms of Reference


The Legal Manager (Litigation) noted the Members may be aware that Councillor M McGaun had resigned as a County Councillor and replacement Member for the Joint Committee would be put forward from the relevant group in due course.


The Legal Manager (Litigation) explained that following the requirement to rearrange the meeting of the Joint Committee, as the meeting would have been inquorate, the Clerk would look at the terms of reference for the Joint Committee, including in relation to a substitution rule.  It was noted that a review of the terms of reference was brought to the Annual General Meeting each year and this would provide an opportunity to review the terms of reference.


Members noted the issue in respect of substitute members, with Councillor K Thompson asking whether he would be able substitute as a Spennymoor Town Council Member as he was Councillor for both Authorities.  The Legal Manager (Litigation) noted that this would not be possible as Councillors were representatives appointed by each Authority, with Councillor K Thompson having been put forward by his group in relation to a County Council seat on the Joint Committee.  It was reiterated that it would be for each of the partner Authorities to put forward their representatives to serve on the Joint Committee.




That a report in relation to the terms of reference for the Joint Committee be considered at the Joint Committee Annual General Meeting.



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