Please note:  These minutes are yet to be confirmed as a true record of proceedings

CITY OF BUSSELTON

MINUTES OF THE Behaviour Complaints Committee MEETING HELD ON 8 December 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM NO.                                        SUBJECT                                                                                                                              PAGE NO.

1....... Declaration of Opening, acknowledgement of country and Announcement of Visitors. 2

2....... Attendance. 2

3....... Public Question Time. 2

4....... Disclosure Of Interests. 2

5....... election of presiding member and deputy presiding member. 3

6....... Reports. 3

7....... General Discussion Items. 3

8....... Confidential Reports. 4

8.1          COMPLAINT 001/2021. 4

9....... Next Meeting Date. 6

10..... Closure. 6

 


Behaviour Complaints Committee                                 2                                                               8 December 2021

MINUTES

 

MINUTES OF THE Behaviour Complaints Committee HELD IN THE Committee Room, Administration Building, Southern Drive, Busselton, ON 8 December 2021 AT 9.00am.

 

1.               Declaration of Opening, acknowledgement of country and Announcement of Visitors

Ms Sarah Pierson, Acting Director Finance and Corporate Services, opened the meeting at 9.02am.

 

Ms Pierson noted this meeting is held on the lands of the Wadandi people and acknowledged them as Traditional Owners, paying respect to their Elders, past and present, and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be present.

 

2.               Attendance 

Presiding Member:

 

Members:

 

Cr Grant Henley (from 9.05am)

Cr Paul Carter         

Cr Ross Paine

Cr Kate Cox

Cr Anne Ryan

Cr Phill Cronin

Cr Jodie Richards

Cr Mikayla Love

 

Officers:

 

Mr Mike Archer, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Sarah Pierson, Acting Director, Finance and Corporate Services

Ms Melissa Egan, Governance Officer

 

Apologies:

 

Cr Sue Riccelli

 

3.               Public Question Time

Nil

 

4.               Disclosure Of Interests

Nil


 

5.               election of presiding member and deputy presiding member

In accordance with Delegation S1 – 26 ‘Committee Elections’, Ms Pierson called for nominations for the position of the Presiding Member of the Behaviour Complaints Committee.

 

Cr Henley nominated himself for the position of Presiding Member.

 

With no other nominations received, Cr Henley was elected as Presiding Member of the Behaviour Complaints Committee.

 

9.05am:   At this time, Cr Henley assumed the Chair.

 

The Presiding Member called for nominations for the position of Deputy Presiding Member of the Behaviour Complaints Committee.

 

Cr Carter nominated himself for the position of Deputy Presiding Member.

 

With no other nominations received, Cr Carter was elected as Deputy Presiding Member of the Behaviour Complaints Committee.

 

6.               Reports

Nil

 

7.               General Discussion Items

Nil


 

9.07am:                At this time, Cr Ryan  and Cr Paine left the meeting.

 

8.               Confidential Reports  

8.1             COMPLAINT 001/2021

STRATEGIC THEME

LEADERSHIP - A Council that connects with the community and is accountable in its decision making.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY

4.2 Deliver governance systems that facilitate open, ethical and transparent decision making.

SUBJECT INDEX

Code of Conduct Complaints

BUSINESS UNIT

Corporate Services

REPORTING OFFICER

Acting Director, Finance and Corporate Services - Sarah Pierson

AUTHORISING OFFICER

Chief Executive Officer - Mike Archer

NATURE OF DECISION

Executive: Substantial direction setting, including adopting budgets, strategies, plans and policies (excluding local planning policies); funding, donations and sponsorships; reviewing committee recommendations

VOTING REQUIREMENT

Absolute Majority

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment a   Published Under Separate Cover  Confidential City of Busselton Code of Conduct

Attachment b    Published Under Separate Cover  Confidential Council Policy Management of Complaints of Alleged Breaches of Behaviour

Attachment c    Published Under Separate Cover  Confidential Investigator Report

Attachment d   Published Under Separate Cover  Confidential Investigator Report - Attachment 1 - Complaint

Attachment e    Confidential Investigator Report - Attachment 2 - Code of Conduct Complaint

Attachment f    Confidential Investigator Report - Attachment 3 – A.Ryan email

Attachment g   Published Under Separate Cover Confidential Investigator Report - Attachment 4 - A.Ryan email  

 

This item is confidential in accordance with section 5.23(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995, as it contains information relating to the personal affairs of any person.

  

The Presiding Member called on a member to move a motion to close the meeting to the public. The motion was moved and carried.

 

Committee Decision

BCC2112/001         Moved Councillor K Cox, seconded Councillor P Cronin

That the meeting be closed to members of the public to discuss this item which is confidential for the reasons as shown.

CARRIED 6/0

 

9.09am:                At this time, the Committee moved into a closed session.


 

The officer recommendation was moved and carried.

 

Committee DECISION

BCC2112/002         Moved Councillor G Henley, seconded Councillor P Carter

 

That the Committee endorse the confidential officer recommendation contained in the Officer Comment section of this report.

CARRIED 6/0

BY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY

 

The Presiding Member called on a member to move a motion to open the meeting to members of the public. The motion was moved and carried.

 

Committee DECISION

BCC2112/003         Moved Councillor P Carter, seconded Councillor P Cronin

That the meeting be re-opened to the members of the public.

CARRIED 6/0

 

9.27am:         At this time, the meeting was re-opened to members of the public.

 

9.27am:         At this time, Cr Paine re-entered the meeting.


 

9.               Next Meeting Date

To be advised.

 

10.             Closure

The meeting closed at 9.28am.

 

 

 

THESE MINUTES CONSISTING OF PAGES 1 TO 6 WERE CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD ON _____________________________

 

DATE:_________________              PRESIDING MEMBER:_________________________