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Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Standen.  Councillor S Peaple was nominated as a substitute in accordance with Schedule 1 Rule 2.4.1 of the Constitution.

32.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous Corporate Scrutiny committee held on the 10th January 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor A James and seconded by Councillor M Summers)

33.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial 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 personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

The following motions without notice were passed under paragraph, 9.1.3 and 9.1.15 respectively.  (1) To amend the order of business on the Agenda to:

 

Council Housing Repairs Delivery Options

High Level Paper Regarding Green Bins

2017/18 Forward Plan

Procurement Review Working Group Update

Tamworth Borough Council Properties Working Group Update

2017/18 Work Plan

 

(Moved by Councillor A James and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

(2) That members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the Community and Development Services Update 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 J Oates and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)

 

34.

Council Housing Repairs Delivery Options

(Discussion item)

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from the Executive Director of Communities; Head of Landlord Services and Head of Asset Management on the Council Housing Stock Repairs & Investment Services and raised questions for clarification.

 

35.

High Level Paper regarding Green Bins

(Paper presented by Councillor T Madge)

Minutes:

Councillor T Madge gave a presentation on Green Recycling An Alternative, highlighting the Windrow Methodology asking for support to take this proposal before Cabinet.

 

The Committee sought clarification on a number of points, with the Leader of the Council providing a verbal update on investigations that have taken place to date around this methodology.  In accordance with current legislation you cannot sell green waste compost commercially and a waste licence is required to ensure that animal waste product contamination is prevented.  Fife Council installed an anaerobic digestion plant to meet regulations at the cost of £15 million.

 

RESOLVED:

The Committee did not support the proposal going forward.

 

Thanks were extended to Councillor Madge.

36.

2017/18 Forward Plan

Minutes:

The Committee considered the 2017/18 Forward Plan; no items were identified for consideration at this time.

 

37.

Procurement Review Working Group Update

Minutes:

This item was carried forward to an additional meeting of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee, to be held on 4th April 2018.

 

38.

Tamworth Borough Council Properties Working Group Update

Minutes:

This item was carried forward to an additional meeting of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee, to be held on 4th April 2018.

 

39.

2017/18 Work Plan pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

Councillor A James proposed that the Corporate Scrutiny Committee add the topic of inter-departmental communications and consent to the 2017/18 Work Plan.  It was agreed to include this item on the Work Plan for the meeting on 4th April 2018 where the Director of Technology & Corporate Programmes be invited to attend.