Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

990.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Brown, Councillor H R Jones, Councillor W R Smith and Councillor S Williams.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Brown, Councillor H R Jones, Councillor W R Smith and Councillor S Williams.

991.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct.

 

Note:

 

a.            Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest; and

 

b.            Where Members withdraw from a meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave. 

 

Decision:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

992.

General Dynamics

To receive a Presentation from Mr Paul Clement, UK Programme Director of General Dynamics.

Decision:

A Presentation was received from Mr Paul Clement, UK Programme Director of General Dynamics.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Paul Clement and Dale Stolzenberg General Dynamics, Paul Gray Tydfil Training, Petra Kennedy MTIB, John O’Shea Merthyr College, Andrea Jones and Tony Daley Careers Wales to the Meeting.

 

Mr Clement then made a Presentation to the Council giving details on the following:

 

·         Company Overview

·         General Dynamics Corporation

·         General Dynamics Organisation

·         About General Dynamics UK

·         About General Dynamics Mission Systems UK

·         About General Dynamics Land Systems

·         Where we are

·         AJAX Programme

·         The Family of vehicles

·         Vehicle assembly and delivery

·         In Service Support

·         Merthyr Tydfil facility

·         Delivering the first UK Assembled Vehicle

·         Employment Opportunities

·         Community Engagement

 

The Leader of the Council and the Mayor then thanked Mr Clement for the Presentation and also the training partners for attending the Meeting. 

 

993.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 6 January 2016 of Full Council pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 6 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 6 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

994.

Minutes of meeting Monday, 11 January 2016 of Rights of Way Committee pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Rights of Way Committee held 11 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Rights of Way Committee held 11 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

995.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 12 January 2016 of Scrutiny : Social Services pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 12 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 12 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

996.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 13 January 2016 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 13 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 13 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

997.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 13 January 2016 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 13 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 13 January 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

998.

Secondment of a Full Time Trades Union Branch Secretary (Unison) pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive.

Decision:

The recommendation was accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

A full time Trades Union Branch Secretary secondment, initially for 2 years be approved to start from 28 January 2016.

999.

Injury Allowances Policy pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendation was accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Injury Allowances Policy be approved with immediate effect.

1000.

Procurement Strategy, Procurement Rules and E-Invoice Policy pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider report of the Corporate Director Place and Transformation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendations were accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Procurement Strategy be approved

(b)  The amended Procurement Rules be approved

(c)  The implementation of the e-invoice policy be approved

1001.

Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To consider report of the Corporate Director Place and Transformation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendation was accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The updated Discretionary Housing Payments Policy outlined in the report be approved.

1002.

Adoption of Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the Financial Year 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To consider report of the Corporate Director Place and Transformation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendation was accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Council Tax Reduction Scheme to commence in April 2016 for the 2016/17 financial year be re-adopted.

1003.

Ffos y Fran Intermediate Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To receive report of the Corporate Director Place and Transformation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The report was received.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report be received.

CLOSED SESSION

Exempt Item(s)

 

Resolved that:

 

The public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 15 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A of Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

1004.

MTCBC Change Programme - Projects Report 2

To consider report of the Corporate Director Place and Transformation.

Decision:

The recommendations were accepted.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  In order to remove unnecessary delay in the progression of staff consultation, delegated authority be given to Cabinet to progress and approve all business cases

(b)  Quarterly Information Reports on progress regarding the MTCBC Change Programme Business Cases be brought to Full Council

(c)  The content of this report be noted, the business case be considered, appendix 1, and the recommended option as summarised in section 4 of this report be approved

RE-OPENED SESSION

Other Items

1005.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Decision:

Councillor B Toomey Leader of the Council referred to the ESTYN visit and advised that a letter had now been received from Welsh Government giving notice that the Authority were no longer in Special Measures.

Minutes:

Councillor B Toomey Leader of the Council referred to the ESTYN visit and advised that a letter had now been received from Welsh Government giving notice that the Authority were no longer in Special Measures.

1006.

To receive communications from His Worship the Mayor

Decision:

The Mayor referred to the Holocaust Memorial Service that was taking place later.

Minutes:

The Mayor referred to the Holocaust Memorial Service that was taking place later.

 

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