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What are the statutory duties of Council that cannot be delegated to a committee?

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Besides setting the precept and authorising borrowing, does the Council need to sit to appoint a Clerk or authorise the co-option of a Councillor.
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For the appointment of a Clerk, the Full Council would need to ratify the decision as the legislation requires the council to appoint a Proper Officer.  The leg work is normally done by the personnel committee or interview panel.

The co-option of councillors is also for Full Council to elect within a meeting (Local Government Act, s89 (6))
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Other statutory duties include setting the final budget, approving accounting statements, approving an annual governance statement, writing off bad debts, declaring eligibility for the General Power of Competence, addressing recommendations in any report from the internal or external auditors and reviewing the bank mandate.
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