Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Executive held on 06/03/2007
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE – 6TH MARCH 2007
SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING – 24TH APRIL 2007
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
Miss G B W Ferguson (Chairman)
Mr C H Mansell
Mrs C E Savage (Vice-Chairman)
Mr K T Reed
Mr S D Edge
Mr J E Robini
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mr V K Scrivens
Mr P Haveron
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th February 2007 were confirmed and signed.
APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE
An apology for absence was received from Mr J E Robini.
DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
There were no interests raised under this heading.
PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL
There were no matters falling within this category.
PARTS II AND III – MATTERS OF REPORT
The background papers relating to the following report items in Parts II and III are as specified in the agenda for the Executive.
Part II – Matters Reported in Detail for the Information of the Council
There were no matters falling within this category.
Part III – Brief Summaries of Other Matters Dealt With
FOUR-MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME
(Agenda Item 5; Appendix A)
Members received a summary from the Portfolio Holder for the Environment on future issues to be considered by the Waste Management and Climate Change Special Interest Group.
RESOLVED that the four-month rolling programme of key decisions for Waverley Borough Council be agreed, subject to the following amendments:-
a. re-naming of Disability Equality Scheme to Gender Equality Scheme for Staff under Corporate Strategy, Equality/Diversity Portfolio;
b. deleting Housing Options Reappraisal from the Housing Portfolio; and
c. amending the date for the anticipated Health Consultation under the Parishes, Partnerships and Local Economy Portfolio to May 2007.
LOCAL AREA AGREEMENTS
(Agenda Item 6)
The Executive received a presentation from Mr Paul Sanderson, Senior Policy and Development Manager from Surrey County Council on Local Area Agreements. A document was also circulated which identified areas in which Waverley was currently involved with Local Area Agreements.
BUDGET MONITORING JANUARY 2007
(Agenda Item 7; Appendix B)
The Director of Finance announced the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive grant to Waverley of £912,892 for 2006/07. The Executive was reminded of the Council decision in February to transfer this money to the Revenue Reserve Account and it was reported that this would result in there being sufficient funds for the additional £2million earmarked at the Council meeting in February for the outcome of the Leisure Strategy Review. Members noted that there was likely to be one further year of the scheme.
RESOLVED that the current monitoring position for the General Fund Revenue Account, Housing Revenue Account and Capital Programme to 31st January 2007 be noted, and the position on the transfer of the 2006/07 Local Authority Business Growth Incentive grant of £912,892 to the revenue reserve fund be noted.
VARIABLE INTEREST MORTGAGES - VARIATION OF MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE
(Agenda Item 8; Appendix C)
1. the ‘local average rate’ for the period 1st April 2007 to 30th September 2007 be declared at 6.25%p.a.;
2. the rate of interest chargeable on mortgages under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act 1958 (Section 43) be 6.25% p.a. for the period 1st April 2007 to 30th September 2007; and
3. the rate of interest chargeable on mortgages under the Housing Act 1985 (Schedule 16) be 6.89% p.a. for the period 1st April 2007 to 30th September 2007.
WAIVER OF CONTRACT PROCEDURE RULES
(Agenda Item 9; Appendix D)
RESOLVED that approval be given to waive CPRs, using the powers delegated to the Executive in CPR W101, and award an extension to the contracts with Deloitte & Touche Public Sector Internal Audit Ltd and Corporate Governance Risk Management Ltd to allow for the completion of internal audit reviews as will be contained in the Council’s 2007/08 Internal Audit Plan.
LEISURE STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE
(Agenda Item 10; Appendix E)
[Note pursuant to Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972: this item contains exempt information by virtue of which the public is likely to be excluded. The information is as specified in paragraph 3 of the revised Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
RESOLVED that the progress of discussions be noted and the Leisure Special Interest Group be asked to take note of the Council’s commitment to policies on climate change and consider ways of saving energy use in the future.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
(Agenda Item 11)
Member Development SIG
(Agenda Item 11(a); Appendix F)
1. the 2007 Induction Programme, attached at Annexe A to the agenda report, be approved;
2. the Officer-Member Buddying Scheme, as detailed at Annexe B to the agenda report, be approved as part of Induction Programme in May 2007; and
3. the training evaluation form, as attached at Annexe C to the agenda report, be approved.
Modernising Planning SIG
(Agenda Item 11(b))
It was noted that the report from the SIG meeting held on 28th February would be presented to the Executive meeting on 27th March 2007.
The meeting commenced at 7.00 p.m. and concluded at 8.31 p.m.