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Meeting cancelled because clerk is sick, can the meeting go ahead?

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Our Chair has just cancelled an important meeting to review budget because the clerk has called in sick. Is this good practice? Annoyed...
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It of course depends on the relevance of the clerk's attendance. As the RFO the clerk's input may have been required to confirm facts being considered vital to the budget review. If so then postponement to a date when the clerk recovers would be prudent and good procedure.
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Hi Mentorman - we have a finance consultant who prepares the budget for the Council and they would have been in attendance, so cancelling the meeting seems unnecessary. This meeting should have happened earlier in the month but was delayed and here we are again...
The meeting can go ahead without the Clerk, as long as somebody takes notes of any decisions made. If you record the meeting, you also have the option of allowing the Clerk to produce the minutes.

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