A meeting of the Executive Board took place on 14 November 2011, some weeks after a similar decision was taken in Pembrokeshire. The published agenda listed various topics, including invasive non-native weeds, a financial aid package for the Scarlets and the sale of an industrial unit at Glanamman, but no mention of officer pay, let alone the pensions tax scheme.
Any members of the public who turned up for the meeting would have been asked to leave for the sale of the industrial unit and a surprise new item headed "Biennial Review - JNC Officers".
The Biennial Review was approved unanimously by the Executive Board members present (listed below). The pensions tax dodge was dealt with in a single and completely untransparent sentence:
Members also noted the impact of the changes in the HMRC Rules.
Applying their names to the stamp of approval were:
Councillor M. Gravell (Chair) and Councillors M.H. Evans, W.J.W. Evans, P.M. Hughes, P.E.M. Jones, K. Madge, P.A. Palmer, H.C. Scourfield and G.H. Wooldridge
The names listed were members of the Executive Board before the May 2012 elections. M.H.Evans (Hugh Evans, Lab) stepped down at the election, as did Clive Scourfield (Ind). Gwynne Wooldridge (Ind) was defeated at the election.
The rest are still serving councillors, and Meryl Gravell (Ind), Kevin Madge (Lab) and Pam Palmer (Ind) are still all on the Executive Board.