Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 4th February, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Dover District Council. View directions

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

85.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no apologies for absence.

86.

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.

87.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 14 January 2019 numbered CAB 69 to CAB 84 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 14 January 2019, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 69 to CAB 84, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

88.

Council Budget 2019/20 and Medium-Term Financial Plan 2019/20-2022/23 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Corporate Resources).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the draft General Fund Revenue Budget, the Capital and Special Projects Programmes, the Housing Revenue Account budget, and the content of the Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP), as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be forwarded to the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee for consideration.

 

(b)  That a web-based consultation on the budget be undertaken.

 

(c)  That it be noted that the Council Tax Resolution and Treasury Management, Investment and Capital Strategies will be added to the MTFP, and that other minor adjustments will be made, before it is presented to Council in March.

 

 

89.

Kent County Council Highways Contract Partnership pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Inward Investment.

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Council should join the Kent Highways Contract.

90.

Works to Deal Pier pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the work completed to date be noted.

 

(b)  That the next phase of refurbishment and enhancement works to Deal Pier, as set out in paragraphs 2.14 to 2.21 of the report, be approved.

 

(c)  That the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial) be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health, to take all actions required to deliver the next phase of the refurbishment, including accepting the most economically advantageous tender for the works.

91.

Repairs and Improvements to Corporate Properties pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial)

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

Minutes:

It was agreed that the release of Corporate Property Contingency monies of £318,500 from the Medium-Term Financial Plan for repairs and improvements to the Council’s corporate properties be approved.

92.

Works to St James's Church, Dover pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

Minutes:

It was agreed that a decision on works to St James’s Church, Dover be deferred to a future Cabinet meeting pending further information.

 

93.

Performance Report - Third 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 Third Quarter 2018/19 be noted.

94.

Appointment to Local Plan Project Advisory Group pdf icon PDF 32 KB

To consider the attached recommendation.

Minutes:

It was agreed that Councillor Maggie Cosin, Chairman of the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee, be appointed to the Local Plan Project Advisory Group in replacement of Councillor Kevin Mills.

95.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the press and the public be excluded during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

96.

Kearsney Abbey - Appointment of Landscape Contractor

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

 

Minutes:

It was agreed that the contract for landscaping works at Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens be awarded to Idverde Ltd for the consideration set out in the report. 

97.

Award of Contract for Upgrading CCTV Infrastructure and Provision of Town Centre Wi-Fi

To consider the attached report of the Head of Community Services.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community Services

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the contract for upgrading CCTV infrastructure and providing town centre Wi-Fi be awarded to Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd for the consideration set out in the report.   

 

(b)  That expenditure on the related project costs be approved.