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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Chesworth & Cllr M Thurgood

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26th April 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor S Claymore)

 

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

4.

Question Time:

To answer questions from members of the public pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule No. 13

Minutes:

None

5.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

None

Minutes:

Councillor J Oates (Chair of Corporate Scrutiny) tabled the following recommendations:

 

1.

Investigate keeping frontages of properties on Market Street and investigate development of an eatery/reception for the Castle. 

 

2.

The Borough Council takes the initiative for a Mayors attendance at a civic funeral.  The Mayor may or may not wear chains & will not take precedence for seating at the funeral.

 

3.

Cabinet considers all options to replace the Mayors car at regular intervals.

 

4.

Cabinet review how the planning process can be amended to include optic and broadband infrastructure for new housing developments.

 

5.

Consider using trading company to invest in fibre optic broadband infrastructure to allow services to be provided via that delivery route and via C.I.S

 

 

The Leader agreed to debate but to defer any decisions. 

 

6.

Write Offs 01/04/17 to 31/03/18 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets & Finance)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and finance to provide Members with details of write offs from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018

 

RESOLVED

That Members;

 

endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

 

 

7.

Capital Outturn Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 462 KB

 

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and finance to advise Members on the final outturn of the Authority’s Capital Programme for 2017/18 (subject to audit confirmation) and to request formal approval to re-profile specific programme budgets into 2018/19.

 

This report is a key decision due to expenditure in excess of £100k requiring approval.

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

1)

Received the final outturn position of the 2017/18 capital programme as summarised in Appendix A;

2)

Approved for each of the projects detailed in Appendix B the re-profiling of the budget into the Authority’s Capital Programme 2018/19 (total £27.304m)

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Tamworth Local List pdf icon PDF 137 KB

(Report of Portfolio Holder for Regeneration)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration to seek approval of the Tamworth Local List 2018 and to report the results of the public consultations and recommendations from the Local List Working Group.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

Approved the Tamworth Local List 2018 included in Appendix 1

 

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

9.

Updated Environmental Crime Policy and Revision to Fixed Penalty Structure pdf icon PDF 142 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities & Wellbeing)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships accept revised environmental crime policy and revision of fixed penalty structure

 

RESOLVED

That Members:

1.

Approved the revised policy in line with legislative updates;

2.

Agreed the default fixed penalty level for core environmental offences;

3.

Agreed a higher level of penalties for fly tipping

4.

Approved a phased implementation of civil penalty regime for littering from vehicles; and

5.

Agreed a standard level of penalty for littering from vehicles

 

 

Cabinet thanked Jo Sands for the report

(Moved by Councillor S Doyle and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

11.

Repairs and Investment Contract Extension Arrangements

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing Services)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Neighbourhoods to set out the arrangements to extend the Wates contract for the councils own stock; ensuring regulatory compliance with the Homes standard with regard to repairs and investment.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

1.

Approved the Officers recommendations contained within the report

 

 (Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

12.

Corporate Credit Policy

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets & Finance)

Minutes:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and finance to seek approval for the update of the corporate credit policy in line with current working practices.

 

RESOLVED

That Members

 

Approved the updated Corporate Credit Policy which will be introduced with immediate effect.

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)