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The Chair noted the in respect of Item 8 of the minutes, agreement of fee increase, that it was not brought into effect at the time state in light of the current situation.  He added it was an item for discussion as set out within the agenda papers.


Councillor R Ormerod noted what appeared to be a typographical error in respect of the resolution (ii) for Item 5, noting the requirement of a verb in order for the resolution to make sense.  The Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar, Graham Harrison explained the resolution related to relief cremator operators and updated Members in terms of the current position, advertisements having been made internally and with the posts now filled.

The Clerk to Spennymoor Town Council, Katherine Hierons noted Town Councillor B McAloon was incorrectly referred to as a County Councillor within the apologies recorded within the minutes.


The Head of Finance and Transactional Services, Paul Darby noted, in reference to the relief cremator operator positions, the report brought by the Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar to the Joint Committee in January had highlighted the vacancies and Members had been alerted to that fact and that the positions would be advertised internally within the County Council and Spennymoor Town Council.  He added that in terms of the resolution it was for the Joint Committee “to note”.  He added that the update provided noted the positions had been filled, which proved to be important in respect of COVID-19.


Subject to the amendments noted, the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and would be signed and initialled by the Chair.


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