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Leader Portfolio Decision Record: District Councils Network Membership

Decision Made By: Councillor Gordon Nicolson, Leader
Date Decision Made: 29 March 2011
Date of Publication: 29 March 2011
Decision Reference Numbers: L_3_3_11
Call in period ends 5 April 2011 at 5pm
Implementation date (if not called-in) 6 April 2011

Notes:

  1. Decisions may be called-in by three elected Members from more than one political party or group who must be signatories on the document.
  2. Requests to call-in must be delivered to the Director of Corporate and Legal Services in writing by the date and time specified above (See Pt 4 [Scrutiny Procedure Rules] of the Constitution);
  3. In the absence of any call-in, decisions will come into force and may then be implemented on the expiry of 5 working days after the publication date (see above);
  4. Decisions marked ** may not be called-in as they were made under special urgency rules.

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To be completed by the decision maker:

Decision Reference Number L_3_3_11
Subject Matter: District Councils Network Membership
Date Decision Made 29 March 2011
Portfolio: Leader
Decision made by: Councillor Gordon Nicolson
Interests Declared: None
Decision:
  1. the Council join the District Councils' Network for 2011/12 at a subscription cost of £150.
  2. the Chief Executive be designated Lead Officer for correspondence and activity with this organisation.
  3. the Leader of the Council be designated as the Lead Member to this organisation.
Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  
Reports and Background Papers Considered Report CE3/11 of the Chief Executive
Reasons for Decision
  1. With the currently changing agenda for District Councils and the need to address policy, financial and operational changes, it is helpful to be able to draw on a network of like minded organisations.
  2. Given the small cost and minimal staff and Member input balanced against the potential benefits, the subscription is seen as providing value for money and therefore the recommendation is to support the proposal to join the DCN.
Summary of Options Rejected: None 
Urgent Decision not Subject to Call In

No

Consent of Chairman/Vice-Chairman to Urgency  
Portfolio Holder Signature  

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