Full CouncilDate: Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022 Time: 7:00 PM
2. Declarations of Interest
3. NIAO Extraordinary Audit Report (report attached)
4. Addendum: Correspondence – Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA (copy attached)
FOR CONFIDENTIAL CONSIDERATION (Items 5, 5.1)
5. Addendum: Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor P McShane, seconded by Councillor Quigley
(A) That the Mayor ask the CEO to consider his position and resign. If not accept within 24hrs the Council dismiss the CEO
(B) That the Mayor instruct the Human Resources department to begin disciplinary investigations into two executive individuals identifiable in the Extraordinary Audit and one individual from the legal department.
* to consider their actions to include the findings of the extraordinary audit but not limited to
* to create a call for evidence to fully inform an investigation and extend the investigation should others be identified including elected members
* to ask that any person responsible for incurring or authorising any expenditure declared unlawful shall repay it in whole or in part to the Council and where two or more persons are found to be responsible, that they shall be jointly and severally liable to repay the Council
*to use all legal powers at the disposal of the council and the legal system to obtain any resources, both assets and financial, that were lost to the ratepayers due to misconduct, malfeasance or unlawfully
* to refer those identified individuals to their relevant professional bodies in light of the evidence in this report and any additional evidence that may be forthcoming during investigations
* To consider all the above again at the next full council meeting should any voluntary resignations present themselves.
* to place on leave without prejudice all the individuals identified immediately
(C) to request the most senior individual left in position be promoted to the position of ‘acting CEO’ only until a temporary replacement can be installed
5.1 Addendum: Legal Advice in respect of a Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor P McShane, seconded by Councillor Quigley (copy attached)
FOR CONFIDENTIAL CONSIDERATION (ITEM 6)
6. Addendum: Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor P McShane, seconded by Councillor Quigley
That the Mayor ask the CEO to consider his position and resign. If not accept within 24hrs the Council suspend the Chief Executive, and instigate a disciplinary investigation under the 1996 protocol.
FOR CONFIDENTIAL CONSIDERATION (Item 7)
7. Addendum: Extraordinary Audit Report – Recommendation 6 & 7 (report attached)