Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 1st February, 2021 11.00 am

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    Items
    No. Item

    78.

    Apologies

    To receive any apologies for absence.

    Minutes:

    It was noted that there were no apologies for absence. 

    79.

    Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 143 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.

    80.

    Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 11 January 2021 numbered CAB 64 to CAB 79 (inclusive) are attached.

    Minutes:

    It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 11 January 2021, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 64 to CAB 79, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

    81.

    Fees and Charges 2021/22

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s endorsement of Cabinet decision CAB 72, made at its meeting held on 18 January 2021 (Minute No 77), be acknowledged.

     

    (b)   That Cabinet decision CAB 72 be reaffirmed.

    82.

    Environmental Enforcement Service Delivery

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations (a) and (b), made at its meeting held on 18 January 2021 (Minute No 78), be rejected

    for the following reasons:

     

    ·       Much of the data are included in the Council’s quarterly Performance Reports;

    ·       Service is broadly cost neutral save for court costs;

    ·       Approximate annual income of £10,000 is re-invested into the service on signage, etc;

    ·       Providing the service in-house has been tried and was not successful.

     

    (b)   That Cabinet decision CAB 73 be reaffirmed.

    83.

    Use of Social Media for the Investigation of Criminal Offences

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 18 January 2021 (Minute No 79), be rejected. 

     

    (b)   That Cabinet decision CAB 76 be reaffirmed.

     

    84.

    Climate Change Strategy

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s endorsement of Cabinet decision CAB 74, made at its meeting held on 18 January 2021 (Minute No 81), be acknowledged.

     

    (b)   That Cabinet decision CAB 74 be reaffirmed.

     

    85.

    Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s endorsement of Cabinet decision CAB 75, made at its meeting held on 18 January 2021 (Minute No 82), be acknowledged.

     

    (b)   That Cabinet decision CAB 75 be reaffirmed.

     

     

    86.

    Council Budget 2021/22 and Medium-Term Financial Plan 2021/22-2024/25 pdf icon PDF 505 KB

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

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Digital

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    (a) It was agreed:

     

    (i)             That the 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 proposed in Appendix 3 of the report, be forwarded to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for consideration.

     

    (ii)            That the draft budget be placed on the Council’s website for comments.

     

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

    87.

    Review of On and Off-Street Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 390 KB

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

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Community

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the outcome of the annual review of parking charges be noted.

     

    (b)   That the proposed parking charge options set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved, subject to the proposed permit charges being reviewed for consistency, particularly in respect of vehicle emissions.

     

    (c)   That the Transport and Parking Services Manager or Head of Commercial Services be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Community, to take all necessary legal and procedural processes to give effect to the agreed recommendations as set out in Appendix 1, including the giving of notices and the making or amendment or any orders under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984.

     

    88.

    Introduction of Electric Vehicle Charging Bays pdf icon PDF 549 KB

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

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Community

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That the outcome of the funding approved by the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles be noted.

     

    (b)   That the proposed electric vehicle charging bays, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

     

    (c)   That the use of the Option 1 operating/charging model be approved.

     

    (d)   That a direct award (as permitted under the framework) to Connected Kerb through the National Framework Agreement for the supply of Electric Vehicles Charging Points and Associated Services let by Kent County Council (via KCS Professional Services) be approved.

     

    (e)   That the Transport and Parking Services Manager or Head of Commercial Services be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Community, to take all necessary legal and procedural processes to give effect to the agreed recommendations as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, including the giving of notices and the making or amendment of any orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

    89.

    'Managing Partner' Agreement with Land Trust - A White Cliffs Countryside Partnership Project pdf icon PDF 202 KB

    To consider the attached report of the Natural Environment Manager.

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Corporate Property

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was agreed that entering into a 10-year ‘Managing Partner’ agreement with the Land Trust for its estate at Fort Burgoyne, Dover be approved.

    90.

    Housing Stock Compliance pdf icon PDF 354 KB

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

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was agreed that the contents of the report which relates to statutory Health and Safety compliance matters associated with managing the housing stock, as well as the actions being taken to verify the accuracy of compliance data, be noted.

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