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Meeting of the Executive held on 06/03/2007
AGENDA - 6TH MARCH 2007




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Date: 23rd February 2007



To: All Members of the EXECUTIVE
(Agenda pages to other
Members for Information)


Membership of the Executive
      Miss G B W Ferguson (Chairman)
Mr C H Mansell
      Mrs C E Savage (Vice-Chairman)
Mr K T Reed
Mr S D EdgeMr J E Robini
Mr B Grainger-JonesMr V K Scrivens
      Mr P Haveron

Dear Sir/Madam

A Meeting of the EXECUTIVE will be held as follows:-

Yours faithfully

ROBIN PELLOW

Head of Committee and Member Services


*This meeting will be webcast and can be viewed by visiting http://www.waverley.ukcouncil.net/ and will
be preceded by an open public question time commencing at 6.45 p.m.


REVISED AGENDA


NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, make observations etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th February 2007 (to be laid on the table half-an-hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To advise the Executive of any apologies for absence.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members, declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

5. FOUR-MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME

To adopt the Executive four-month rolling programme of key decisions for Waverley Borough Council, attached at Appendix A for all Members of the Council.

6. LOCAL AREA AGREEMENTS

Members to receive a presentation from Paul Sanderson of Surrey County Council, to be followed by a discussion on Local Area Agreements.

7. BUDGET MONITORING JANUARY 2007
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix B provides details of the expenditure and income position to the end of January 2007 compared with the budget for the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account. It also gives an update on the Capital Programme for the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the current monitoring position for the General Fund Revenue Account, Housing Revenue Account and Capital Programme to 31st January 2007 be noted.


8. VARIABLE INTEREST MORTGAGES - VARIATION OF MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE
[Wards Affected: N/A]
Recommendation


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.

9. WAIVER OF CONTRACT PROCEDURE RULES
[Wards Affected: N/A]

The Executive’s approval to waive Contract Procedure Rules is sought to enable the current audit contractors to be retained for a further year- the report at Appendix D refers.

Recommendation

It is recommended 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.

10. LEISURE STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix E, which was considered by the Leisure Special Interest Group at its meeting on 26th February 2007, updates members on progress in implementing the approved Leisure Facilities Procurement Strategy and in particular on developments relating to the provision of a new leisure centre for Godalming in conjunction with a commercial operator and Guildford Rugby Club.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive notes the progress of discussions.


11. SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

To receive reports of the following Special Interest Groups, if appropriate:-

a. Member Development SIG (27th February) - Appendix F.

b. The reports from the Modernising Planning SIG which met on 28th February will now be considered at the next meeting of the Executive on 27th March 2007.

12. ACTION TAKEN SINCE LAST MEETING

To endorse any action taken by the Head of Paid Service, after the appropriate member consultation, since the last meeting. The Register of Decisions will be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting.

13. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20, and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of the revised Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified at the meeting).

14. ANY OTHER ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.
For further information or assistance, please telephone Robin Pellow, Head
of Committee and Member Services, on extension 3222 or 01483 523222.
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