Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council
Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 6.05 pm

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    Items
    No. Item

    15.

    Apologies

    To receive any apologies for absence.

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B W Butcher, N Dixon, B Gardner, D Hannent, J M Heron, T P Johnstone and S M Le Chevalier.

    16.

    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 made by Members.

    17.

    Urgent Business Time

    To consider any other items deemed by the Chairman of the Council to be urgent in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972.

    Minutes:

    There were no items of urgent business.

    18.

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    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:

    It was moved by Councillor F J W Scales, duly seconded and

     

    RESOLVED:     That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business on the grounds that the items to be considered involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

    19.

    Provision of Grounds Maintenance Service

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

    Minutes:

    The Council received a presentation from the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets and the Director of Finance, Housing and Community on the Provision of a Grounds Maintenance Service.

     

    Members discussed the financial viability of an in-house Grounds Maintenance Service and how the performance of the service would be monitored.

     

    It was moved by Councillor T J Bartlett, duly seconded and

     

    RESOLVED: (a)     That the release of up to £400,000 from the Urgent Works earmarked reserve be approved to purchase the equipment necessary to establish the in-house service.

     

                            (b)     That officers be requested to report to a meeting of the Cabinet on the options for managing and monitoring the Grounds Maintenance Service.

     

     

     

     

     

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