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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

33.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Pritchard

34.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor J Goodall)

35.

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.

36.

Question Time:

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

Minutes:

None

37.

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

Minutes:

None

38.

Customer Portal pdf icon PDF 279 KB

(The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder Assets and Finance seeking approval to commence the procurement process to establish a contract for the provision of a Customer Portal and to release the contingency funding already requested via the Council’s budget process and to give delegated authority to award the contract to the Director of Transformation and Corporate Performance in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance.

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

1

agreed that the capital contingency of £115k identified as part of the budget process is released;

 

2

approved to commence the procurement process to establish a contract for the provision of a Customer Portal for a period of three years with the option to extend for a further two years; and

 

3

agreed that delegated authority to award the contract is given to the Director of Transformation and Corporate Performance in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance.

 

 

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

 

39.

Planning Obligations Expenditure And Allocation pdf icon PDF 334 KB

(The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Regeneration seeking authorisation for the release of Section 106 (S106) monies to fund appropriate projects and to establish a process for the efficient release of S106 monies in future.

 

RESOLVED:

That Members agreed

1

that existing developer contribution monies (totalling approximately £52,675) are released to the appropriate project budgets;

 

2

the revised process for allocation of other existing (approximately £178,505) and future developer contribution monies is adopted; and

 

3

the sum of £1,048 in account R6057 be released to the Gateways Project Phase 1 budget.

 

 

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

 

40.

Council Landlord Service Performance Report pdf icon PDF 234 KB

(The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Housing Services provided details of the Councils Landlord Performance for 2016/17 as required under the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) Landlord Regulatory Framework 2012.

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

1

approved production of the Council’s Landlord Annual Report to Tenants’ (2016/17) complying with required governance under the Landlord Regulatory Framework; and

 

2

delegated further scrutiny of performance; detailed under each of  the Landlord national consumer standards; to Tamworth’s relevant Scrutiny Committee(s) in consultation with the Scrutiny Chair(s) and Portfolio Holder for Housing

 

 

(Moved by Councillor M Thurgood and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

41.

Castle HLF project update pdf icon PDF 216 KB

(The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Culture)

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Environment and Culture updated members on the current position of the Castle’s Heritage Lottery bid project which, if successful in this development phase will allow a full refurbishment to the Tamworth Story on the upper level of the Castle. In addition further approval is being sort, subject to the bid being successful, to procure architectural services for the Castle over a period of 3 years and the use of existing retained/revenue budgets for repairs to the Castle required within this project.

 

RESOLVED:

That Members

1

noted the current progress of the Heritage Lottery bid for the Castle and delegated authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Services to increase the Capital budget to £732,930 should the bid prove successful;

 

2

endorsed the procurement of architectural services over a period of 3 years for the Castle including delegating authority to the Corporate Director Growth, Assets & Environment to enter into contract with the most economically advantageous tenderer, after consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Culture and the Solicitor to the Council; and

 

3

approved the use of existing retained/revenue budgets to complete repairs work as necessary in this project.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Goodall and seconded by Councillor D Cook)