Council Decision Making - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Interim Arrangements

At the special Council meeting on Friday 3 April 2020 the Council agreed to set up two new (special) committees.

Special Arrangements Committee

Membership

  • Cllr David Fairweather - Convener
  • Cllr Macmillan Douglas
  • Cllr Salmond
  • Cllr Wann
  • Cllr Devine
  • Cllr Duff
  • Cllr Moore

Remit of the Special Arrangements Committee

To decide any matter which would normally be decided by

  1. the Council as provided for in the Order of Reference of Committees subject to the following exclusions:

    1. Changing the name of the Council in terms of section 23 of the 1973 Act.   
    2. The appointment of the Leader and Depute Leader of the Council and early removal from office.  
    3. The appointment of Committees in terms of section 57 of the 1973 Act.
    4. The promotion and opposition of private legislation in terms of section 82 of the 1973 Act.
    5. Setting Council Tax in terms of section 56(6) of the 1973 Act.  
    6. Receiving the uncertified abstract of the Council’s annual accounts.  
    7. The consideration of reports by the Head of Paid Service under section 4 of the 1989 Act.  
    8. The consideration of reports by the Monitoring Officer under section 5 of the 1989 Act.  
    9. To determine whether or not to divide the Council’s area into Licensing Divisions and whether or not  to revoke a previous determination, in terms of Section 5 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and to elect Members to Boards in terms of Schedule 1 to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. 
    10. Preparation and review of the Scheme for Community Councils (Special Meeting).  
    11. To consider any report from the Standards Commission for Scotland in respect of any breach of the National Code of Conduct by an Elected Member, and 
    12. any other matter which is by statute reserved to Council for consideration.
  2. the Children and Learning Committee, as detailed in the Order of Reference of Committees, excluding the functions of the Council as education authority within the terms of the relevant legislation,

  3. the Communities Committee, as detailed in the Order of Reference of Committees, and 

  4. the Policy and Resources Committee as detailed in the Order of Reference of Committees 

Special Education Committee

Membership

  • Cllr David Fairweather - Convener
  • Cllr Macmillan Douglas
  • Cllr Salmond
  • Cllr Wann
  • Cllr Devine
  • Cllr Whiteside
  • Cllr Moore

Remit of the Special Education Committee

To decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Children and Learning Committee, as detailed in the Order of Reference of Committees which falls within the functions of the Council as education authority within the terms of the relevant legislation.