Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 5th November, 2018 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

49.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor J S Back.

50.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

51.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 1 October 2018 numbered CAB 39 to CAB 48 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That, subject to the amendment detailed at (b), the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 1 October 2018, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 39 to CAB 48, be approved.

 

(b)  That CAB 48 (a) (i) be amended as follows:

 

       ‘That the area of land within the William Muge and Snelgrove sites identified as hatched green on the plan at Appendix 2 of the report be appropriated to be held for the purposes of Part IX of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, pursuant to s.122 of the Local Government Act 1972, and that the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets be authorised to re-appropriate the land for the purposes of the Housing Act 1985 on completion of the development.

 

 

52.

Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions is included in the agenda to enable the Cabinet to identify future agenda items of public interest that should be subject to pre-Cabinet scrutiny.

Minutes:

It was agreed that there were no forthcoming Key Decisions identified for pre-Cabinet Scrutiny at this stage.

53.

Launch of a Local Authority Lottery pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee’s recommendations, made at its meeting held on 2 October 2018 (Minute No 48), be rejected.

54.

Redevelopment of William Muge and Snelgrove House Sites pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Scrutiny (Community and Regeneration) Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Scrutiny (Community and Regeneration) Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 3 October 2018 (Minute No ) be acknowledged, whilst noting that the safeguards suggested were standard practice.

55.

East Kent Waste 2021 pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment, Waste and Health

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

a)    That the same recycling and waste collection methodology as presently implemented across the District be continued when the new service arrangements start in 2021.  Food will be collected in a separate dedicated vehicle for the recycling round.

 

b)    That the procurement of the next recycling and waste collection contract be approved, with an outsourced service provider in partnership with Folkestone and Hythe District Council (FHDC), to be operational from the end of the current joint contract on 15 January 2021.

 

c)    That the Council will work with FHDC to complete an options appraisal exercise to consider the operational costs, risks and benefits of in-sourcing the street cleansing service.

 

d)    That the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Waste and Health, to negotiate and conclude with Kent County Council a new performance payment mechanism to operate from 2021 that takes into account the current level of payments and the need to incentivise in order to improve recycling rates.

(e)  That a project budget of £100,000 be established to cover additional consultancy support, notably preparation of the new contract specification, new contract and new partnership agreements.

56.

Establishment of a Property Company pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Finance, Housing and Community.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a) That the creation of a property company to develop, acquire and manage property investments at arm’s length from the Council, to provide a vehicle to invest in both private residential and commercial properties and deliver investment returns, be approved.

 

(b)  That the business case, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

 

(c)  That the recommended company name of ‘Honeywood Property Services Ltd’ be  

      approved.

57.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act Policy pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Governance.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the revised Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act Policy be noted and approved.

58.

Lease of Sandwich Historic Boatyard pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a) That the principle of granting a new lease for the former Sandwich Historical  Boatyard building to the Sandwich Medieval Trust or other appropriate lessee be approved.

 

  (b) That the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets be authorised, in  consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health, to negotiate the terms of the lease.

 

  (c) That funds be allocated to enable an electricity supply to be provided to the building and to make provision for providing a power supply to serve boats moored along the quay and also to facilitate the future installation of electric vehicle charging points within the car park, and for other uses which may arise.

 

59.

Performance Report - Second Quarter 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Council’s Performance Report and Actions for the Second Quarter 2018/19 be noted. 

60.

Appointments to Project Advisory Groups

The Labour Group has requested that the following appointments be made to the Project Advisory Groups in replacement of Councillors P Walker and N A G Richards.

 

Dover Leisure Centre PAG                            Councillor M R Eddy

Commercial Investment PAG                                    Councillor B Gardner

Homelessness PAG                                       Councillor B Gardner

Local Plan PAG                                              Councillor S Bannister

Dover Town Centre & Waterfront PAG         Councillor J Heron                                         

 

Minutes:

It was agreed that the following appointments to the Project Advisory Groups (in replacement of Councillors P Walker and N A G Richards) be approved:

 

Local Plan PAG – Councillor Simon Bannister

Dover Leisure Centre PAG – Councillor Simon Bannister

Homelessness PAG – Councillor Bill Gardner

Dover Town Centre & Waterfront PAG – Councillor John Heron

Commercial Investment PAG – Councillor Bill Gardner