• Committee Membership

Corporate Property Committee

Membership:  maximum of 8 Councillors plus the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on:

  1. Tenancies, repairs and reinstatements.
  2. To undertake regular inspections of Council properties, put any maintenance or urgent repairs in hand with suitable contractors and submit recommendations on other work required.
  3. To submit proposals to the Town Council on terms and conditions / regulations & charges for all Council properties/assets.
  4. To submit proposals to the Town Council for major redevelopment or improvement of the Council’s properties and to implement and oversee whatever the Council decides.

Timetable:

Meetings of the Corporate Property Committee to be held bi- monthly

Committee Members

Cllr Maggie Baillie
Cllr Nathan Bodinnar
Cllr Adam Edsall
Cllr Robert Lyon
Cllr Dawn Shepherd
Cllr Lucy Williams

Finance Committee

Membership:  8 Councillors, Mayor, Deputy Mayor.

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on: –

  1. To receive and consider quarterly updates of Income/Expenditure and cash position.
  2. Annual estimates for Precept.
  3. To approve and recommend tolls, seasonal charges and rents, and changes in regulations.
  4. All expenditure to be authorised and reviewed

Timetable:

Meetings of the Finance Committee to be held quarterly or as required.

Committee Members

Cllr Maggie Baillie
Cllr Nathan Bodinnar
Cllr Cathy Campos
Cllr Diana Case
Cllr Graham Evans
Cllr Richard Rendle
Cllr David Wells
Cllr Ged Yardy

General Purposes Committee

Membership:  8 Councillors, Mayor, Deputy Mayor.

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on: –

  1. To develop general policies and strategies on behalf of the Council for implementation through the appropriate committees.
  2. To promote sustainable social, employment and economic regeneration of Dartmouth.
  3. To consider any other matters not included in the Terms of Reference of other committees including parking and Health and Safety.

Timetable:

Meetings of the General Purposes Committee to be held quarterly or as required

Committee Members

Cllr Adam Edsall
Cllr Nathan Bodinnar
Cllr Diana Case
Cllr Dawn Shepherd
Cllr Lucy Williams
Cllr Ged Yardy

Personnel Committee

Membership:  6 Councillors

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on: –

  1. Staffing structures, salaries and wages.
  2. Other personnel matters specifically referred to the Committee.
  3. The development, implementation and review of personnel policies and procedures.
  4. Dealing with confidential employment matters in consultation with professional advisers.

Timetable:

Meetings of the Personnel Committee to be held quarterly or as and when required.

Committee Members

Cllr Maggie Baillie
Cllr Cathy Campos
Cllr Diana Case
Cllr Tessa de Galleani
Cllr Robert Lyon
Cllr Mandy Webber

Planning Committee

Membership: maximum of 8 Councillors plus the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on:

  1. Planning matters.
  2. To formulate local planning policies.
  3. To assist infrastructure planning and Local Development Framework.
  4. To feed back planning recommendations to South Hams District Council.

The Committee shall have designated power to act in considering and commenting upon applications submitted to the South Hams District Council which relate to development within the Council’s area.

Timetable:

Meetings of the Planning Committee to be held monthly or as necessary to enable the Town Council’s decisions to be relayed in time for the next meeting of the South Hams District Council Planning Committee.

Committee Members

Cllr Cathy Campos
Cllr Graham Evans
Cllr Robert Lyon
Cllr Richard Rendle
Cllr Lucy Williams
Cllr Ged Yardy

Parks and Open Spaces Committee

Membership:  6 Councillors

Quorum required: 1/3 or 3 whichever is the greater.

To maintain the relevant assets of the Council as listed below:

  • Royal Avenue Gardens
  • Coronation Park
  • The Castle Estate
  • The Community Orchard
  • Longcross Cemetery
  • Various grassed verges, and
  • Any additional open spaces and/or parks subsequently acquired by Dartmouth Town Council.

Terms of Reference:

To advise and make recommendations to the Council on: –

  • Maintenance of the open spaces listed above.
  • Maintenance of the properties and various amenities: monuments; statues; benches & sports facilities thereon.

The committee will also be responsible for liaising and managing the relationship of the Council with various voluntary groups, among them the Dartmouth Green Partnerships and the Friends of the Orchard.

The committee has a budget of up to £25,000 per 12 months.

The committee will not be responsible for the management of personnel.

Committee Members

Cllr Nathan Bodinnar
Cllr Tessa de Galleani
Cllr Adam Edsall
Cllr Robert Lyon
Cllr Mandy Webber
Cllr David Wells

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