Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet Executive - Monday, 6th September, 2021 5.30 p.m.

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Items
No. Item

81.

Minute silence

Minutes:

The Leader, Cllr. Terry Richardson invited Members and Officers to join him in a minute silence in remembrance of the late Barry Garner, following his funeral held that day. Barry was a District Councillor for the Narborough and Littlethorpe Ward between 1991 and 2019, and Chairman of the Council during 1999, 2010 and 2011. The Council awarded the title of Honorary Alderman to Barry Garner for his eminent services in May 2019.

82.

Disclosure of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

83.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 05 July 2021, as circulated were signed as correct record.

 

84.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Senior Democratic Services Officer with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

No requests were received.

85.

Quarter 1 Budget Review 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

1.    That the financial performance against the budget for the quarter ending 30th June 2021 be accepted.

 

2.    That the potential contribution from General Fund balances of £668,716 be accepted.

 

Reason:

 

The Council’s performance up to 30th June 2021, together with known commitments for the remainder of the financial year, indicates that at present the Council is able to manage the additional pressures and income losses arising from COVID-19 without further call on the General Fund balance.

 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager, presented by Senior Business Accountant.

 

Other options considered: None

 

86.

Quarter 1 Capital Programme Review 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

1.    That the report be accepted.

 

2.    That the latest Capital Programme totalling £5,345,356 be approved.

 

Reason:

 

To ensure that the Council has adequate resources in place to meet its capital expenditure commitments.

 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager, presented by the Senior Business Accountant.

 

Other options considered: None

 

87.

CIPFA Financial Management Code pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Finance Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

That the Council’s Financial Management Code Action Plan at Appendix B of the report be approved.

 

Reason:

 

The Council is required to demonstrate compliance with the Financial Management Code effective from 2021/22.

 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Finance Manager, presented by the Interim Chief Executive.

 

Other options considered: None - the Council is required to ensure that its financial management practices and procedures have regard to the Financial Management Code.

88.

Fit and Proper Person Policies for Caravan Site Licensing pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Environmental Health Manager (enclosed). 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

1.    That the Fit and Proper Person Determination Policy be adopted.

 

2.    That the Fit and Proper Person Fees Policy be adopted.

 

3.    That the ability to make minor revisions to the F&PP determination and fees policies, including amendments to the fee schedule be delegated to the Environmental Health, Housing & Community Services Group Manager in consultation with the Housing, Community & Environmental Services Portfolio holder.

 

Reasons:

 

1.    A determination policy is required which details the matters that the Council must consider when determining who should be added to the F&PP register of persons who can manage a caravan site.

 

2.    A fees policy is required to be able to recover the costs associated with performing this new function.

 

3.    Minor amendments may be required to the policies over time or following any review.

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Environmental Health Manager.

 

Other options considered: The following alternative option has been identified: Not to adopt the fees policy and/or the determination policy and accept the risk that any challenge is likely to be successful.

 

89.

Environmental Health Enforcement Policy pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Environmental Health Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

That the Environmental Health, Environmental Services and Community Services Enforcement and Compliance Policy 2021 – 2024 be adopted.

 

Reasons:

 

1.    To ensure best practice and consistency of approach to enforcement across the District.

 

2.    The Policy is required to be revised regularly to ensure that it reflects the most up to date changes in legislation and good practice.

 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Environmental Health Manager.

 

Other options considered: This is a legal requirement and therefore no other options have been considered in this instance.

 

90.

Private Sector Housing Civil Penalties Policy pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Environmental Health Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

1.    That the Private Sector Housing Civil Penalties Policy be approved.

 

2.    That delegated authority be granted to the Environmental Health, Housing & Community Services Group Manager, in consultation with the Housing, Community & Environmental Services Portfolio Holder, to make any minor changes to the methodology for calculating penalties and / or the list of offences for which a penalty can be levied.

 

Reasons:

 

1.    To allow the Council to be able to issue civil penalties for specified housing offences.

 

2.    Minor amendments may be required if there is case law / decisions which require the methodology to be revised; and/or if legislation changes to allow more offences to be dealt with by way of a civil penalty.

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Environmental Health Manager.

 

Other options considered: An alternative option is to amend the Civil Penalties Policy with different guidance on the setting of civil penalty levels.

The Council could choose to not adopt a Civil Penalties Policy which would mean that the Council cannot issue civil penalties for the specified offences.

 

91.

Delegation of the Building Control Service pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To consider the report of the Business, Partnerships and Health Improvement Group Manager (enclosed)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader informed the Cabinet Executive that this item had been withdrawn from the Agenda.

 

The Leader, Cllr Terry Richardson, commented on this being the last Cabinet Executive meeting that the Corporate Services Group Manager and Monitoring Officer was attending and thanked him for his service to the Council and Cabinet Members.