Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 17th January, 2022 11.00 am

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Items
No. Item

69.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that an apology for absence had been received from Councillor C A Vinson.

70.

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.

71.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 286 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 6 December 2021 numbered CAB 57 to CAB 68 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting held on 6 December 2021, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 57 to CAB 68, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

72.

Fees and Charges 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 379 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance, Digital and Climate Change

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the Fees and Charges (F&Cs) for 2022/23, as set out at Appendices 2.1 to 2.14 and 5.1 (with the exception of the Section 106 Monitoring Fee which has been approved by the Planning Committee) and 5.3, be approved.

 

(b)  That the general principle that fees are set at an appropriate inclusive level, irrespective of VAT status, and that the VAT element within the overall fee level is then determined, be approved.

 

(c)   That any F&Cs will be adjusted by Strategic Directors, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders, to comply with any subsequently received Government guidelines (when they are received), and any other minor changes made without being the subject of a further report unless they are materially different from current charges or have a material impact on the level of income.

 

(d)  That the F&Cs approved separately by the Licensing and Regulatory Committees, as set out at Appendices 3 and 4, be noted. 

73.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2022-2027 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Transport, Licensing and Regulatory Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2022-2027 be approved.

 

(b)  That the Head of Regulatory Services be authorised to make any minor or typographical amendments to the revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2022-2027 which may prove necessary following approval. 

74.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 105 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.

75.

Award of 3-Year Contract for Cleaning of Dover District Council's Offices, Whitfield

To consider the attached report of the Head of Assets and Building Control.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Minutes:

It was agreed that a three-year contract (with an option to extend for a further two years) for the cleaning of the Council offices at Whitfield be awarded to the Kent Gurkha Company Ltd for the consideration set out in the report. 

76.

Award of 3-Year Contract for Cleaning and Routine Maintenance of Public Conveniences and Locking/Unlocking of Other Council Assets

To consider the attached report of the Head of Assets and Building Control.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Minutes:

It was agreed that a three-year contract (with an option to extend for a further two years) for the cleaning and routine maintenance of public conveniences and the locking/unlocking of other Council assets be awarded to Monitor Cleaning Services Ltd for the consideration set out in the report.