Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

212.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.

213.

Declarations of Interest

Members 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 and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, 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

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

214.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2019/20 – Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The third Revenue Budget Monitoring report for the 2019/20 financial year based on first Quarter projections be accepted

(b)  Budget Virements outlined in Appendix 2 be approved

(c)  Managers to urgently address projected budget deficits within their respective service areas, identifying all possible remedial measures to offset projected deficits, be approved

(d)  Managers to continue to monitor all revenue budgets and immediately notify the Chief Finance Officer of potential financial difficulties be approved

215.

Capital Budget Monitoring 2019/20 – Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Capital Monitoring Report for the first quarter of 2019/20 be noted

(b)  The budget amendments for core funded projects as outlined in Paragraph 4.1 of the report be approved

(c)  The requirement for Officers to continue to rigorously monitor budgets to ensure that expenditure remains within approved budgets be approved

(d)  The requirement for Chief Officers to scrutinise project delivery to ensure expenditure remains within approved budgets be approved

216.

Support To The Lord Lieutenants Office Of Mid Glamorgan pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council provides the necessary support to the Office of the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan to be led by the Communications, Consultation and Engagement Manager as the nominated Clerk be approved

217.

Cwm Taf Carers Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The contents of the report be noted and that the Annual report is also being submitted for approval by the Cabinet in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

(b)  Cabinet notes the Annual Report was due in Welsh Government at the end of May 2019.  However, in line with previous practice which has been acceptable to Welsh Government, as the timeline of Cabinets in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils and University Health Board (USB) Board Meetings did not neatly fit, a draft report will be submitted with the final version sent to Welsh Government following approval by all three partners

(c)  The Annual report attached as Appendix 1 for submission to Welsh Government be approved

218.

Food Enforcement Service Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Food Enforcement Service Plan for 2019/20 be approved.

219.

Changes To The Welsh Government Free Swimming Initiative And Grant pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The content of the report be noted and Option 2 be approved.

220.

LMS Fair Funding Scheme of Delegation 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The proposal to amend the Excess Balances thresholds in line with Schools Forum recommendations as detailed in Paragraph 4.1 Table1 Ref 1 of the report and to reflect this revision in the amended Policies detailed at Appendices 1 and 2 be approved

(b)  The proposal to reduce the School Meals Administration funding within the Schools’ Formula Funding by 20% from April 2020 be approved

(c)  The proposal to devolve the responsibility for delivering additional support to Special Education Needs (SEN) and Statemented pupils to schools from September 2019 as a one year transitional arrangement be approved.  This will include the secondment of Learning Support Staff employed by the Local Authority to deliver Enhanced Provision

(d)  These transitional arrangements become permanent from September 2020 subject to Schools Forum approval and a successful Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) transfer process as detailed in Paragraph 4.1 Table 1 Ref 3 of the report

221.

Support to Special Guardians pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

222.

Change And Wellbeing Programme Quarter 4 Progress 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

CLOSED SESSION

Exempt

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 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

223.

Capita One - Hosting and Technical Support

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendations as contained within the report be accepted.

224.

Cyfarthfa Heritage Area Masterplan – Appointment of Design-Led Team

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be accepted.

225.

YMCA Re-Development

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be accepted.

RE-OPENED SESSION

226.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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