PART 1 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) ITEM NO. REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES TO THE COUNCIL ON 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2004 TITLE: COUNCIL CONSTITUTION - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS RECOMMENDATION: THAT the proposed amendments to the Council Constitution as set out in the Appendix to this report be approved. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This report contains a number of suggested amendments to the Council Constitution. BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS: (Available for public inspection) Council Constitution CONTACT OFFICER: Graham Chinn. WARD(S) TO WHICH REPORT RELATE(S): KEY COUNCIL POLICIES: DETAILS: D:\219512998.doc TEL. NO. All Council Constitution (See Appendix 1 attached) 793 3003 APPENDIX 1 Page 26 Reference Existing Wording Article 4 - List of Policy “Annual Library Plan”. Framework Documents 61 Part 3, Section 2 Membership of Scrutiny Committees Part 3, Section 3 : Scheme of Delegation - Lead Member for Arts and Leisure A.1(a)(iii) Scheme of Delegation - Corporate Services Delegation to Lead Member C.3(a)(xiv) “All Cabinet Members and the Mayor will not be eligible to sit on any Scrutiny Committee.” (New Delegation). Part 4, Section 5 Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules Membership “All Councillors, except Members of the Cabinet and the Mayor, may be Members of a Scrutiny Committee.” 74 80 155 D:\219512998.doc (New delegation). Proposed Wording (Delete). “All Cabinet Members, Executive Support Members and the Mayor will not be eligible to sit on any Scrutiny Committee.” “To agree Public Library Position Statements and Standards Reports for submission to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.” “Authority to approve the business case for capital expenditure to be funded by unsupported borrowing under the Prudential Capital Finance System where invest to save proposals have been demonstrated which will provide for revenue savings at least equivalent to the capital financing costs of the borrowing.” “All Councillors, except Members of the Cabinet, Executive Support Members and the Mayor, may be Members of a Scrutiny Committee.” Reason Annual Library Plans have been replaced by Public Library Position Statements and Standards Reports. Advice from H.M. Government is that these documents should be agreed by the appropriate Cabinet Member, rather than forming part of the policy framework. Request by Leader of the Council. (Same as reason for amendment on page 26 listed above). To facilitate the management of the Capital Programme. Request by Leader of the Council.