Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone
Contact: Sam Bailey
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillors Perry and
Notification of Substitute Members
Councillor Blackmore was present as a substitute for Councillor
Perry and Councillor Newton was present as a substitute for
Notification of Visiting Members
Councillor D Burton was present as a visiting member and
indicated his wish to speak on item 10. Legal
Councillor M Burton was present as a visiting member to
Election of Chairman
Councillor Cox is elected Chairman.
Appointment of Vice-Chairman
RESOLVED: That Councillor Harper is
appointed Vice Chairman.
Disclosures of Lobbying
no disclosures of lobbying.
RESOLVED: That the
press and public be excluded from the room during consideration of
item 10. Legal Proceedings due to the possible
disclosure of exempt information.
Minutes (Part I) of the meeting held on 8 July 2015 PDF 35 KB
That the minutes (Part I) of the meeting held on 8
July 2015 are agreed as a correct record and
Exclusion of the Press and Public
RESOLVED: That the
press and public be excluded from the room for the reasons set out
in the report having applied the public interest test.
Minutes (Part II) of the meeting held on 8 July 2015
Patricia Narebor, Head of Legal Partnership, presented a report to
the Committee setting out the basis for initiating legal
proceedings against a third party.
Narebor outlined the basis of the legal challenge against the third
response to a question from the Committee, Mrs Alison Broom, Chief
Executive, outlined the steps that MBC had taken to attempt to
resolve this issue without resorting to legal action.
Committee expressed its total confidence in the professionalism of
MBC’s leadership team when dealing with this issue, and
requested its confidence to be recorded in the minutes.
That authorisation is given to the service and
progress to conclusion of legal proceedings to protect the
That delegated authority is granted to the Chief
Executive to negotiate and conclude settlement options with the
third party where opportunities arise.
Duration of Meeting
p.m. to 5.22 p.m.