Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

443.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

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

444.

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.

445.

Delegations Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The issuing of a licence together with any variation or renewal of licences where there are no questions arising as to the suitability of an application made under the Scrap Metal Dealer Act 2013 be delegated to the authority’s Trading Standards and Licensing Officers.

(b)  Delegated power be given to the Head of Protection and Safety supported by a member of the Authority’s legal team to hear representations from applicants/licence holders where the Local Authority are considering refusal, revocation or variation of a licence.

(c)  The Head of Protection and Safety be given delegated power to grant, refuse, revoke, suspend and determine matters relating to any application heard under (b) above to include the imposition of conditions

(d)The Head of Protection and Safety be given the delegated authority to authorise the following posts - Trading Standards Officers; Environmental Health Officers; Senior Fair Trading Officers; Fair Trading Officers to use the appropriate and relevant powers within the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

(e)The Head of Protection and Safety have the delegated authority to review and amend fees, where necessary, on an annual basis.

(f)  The Monitoring Officer amends the Constitution of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council accordingly.

446.

Valley Life Dementia Wellbeing Centre - Update pdf icon PDF 724 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The contents of the report be noted and next steps be supported.

447.

Extension of 20 mph Zone in Aberfan – Proposed Permanent Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  Public Notice be given of the County Borough Council’s intention to make a permanent Traffic Regulation Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which is detailed in the schedule at Appendix A

(b)  That in the event of no objections being received, the said permanent Order be made

(c)  If objections are received a report be presented to the appropriate Committees for consideration as soon as practicable

448.

Petition High Street Trelewis pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The findings be approved.

449.

Corporate Sustainability Programme - Budget Reduction Proposals pdf icon PDF 370 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry led the Committee through the ‘Corporate Sustainability Programme – Budget Reduction Proposals’ report and referred to each recommendation as outlined within the report.

 

Recommendation 2.1 – A Member proposed an amendment to the recommendation as outlined within the report to withdraw ED 015 in relation to the Education Budget.

 

A short adjournment of the Meeting was then agreed to consider the amendment.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

Recommendation 2.1 be amended as follows: - The realignment of budgets, revisions to budget assumptions and implementation of operational budget matters, as detailed in 2.1 in each of the Directorate schedules appended to this report, be recommended to Council for noting with the exception of ED015 of the Education Budget.

 

Further resolved that:

 

Recommendation 2.2 - The freezing of the Planning Team Leader post for three years be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.3.1 - The increase in charges for skips permits from £26 to £35 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.3.2 - The increase in charges for scaffolding permits from £26 to £35 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.3.3 - The increase in charges for building materials from £27 to £35 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.3.4 - The increase in charges for drop kerb applications from £80 to £110 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.4 - The increase in bulky waste collection fees from £18 to £25 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.5 - The increased fee for Trade Waste Transfer Notes from £20 to £40 be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.6 - The closure of the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres on Boxing Day be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.7 -The non-acceptance of paint at the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.8 - The removal of the residual waste collection discount to schools be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.9 -The closure of the Household Waste Recycling Centre one day a week and reduction of daily opening hours by three hours in the summer months be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.10 – be withdrawn

 

Recommendation 2.11 – be withdrawn

 

Recommendation 2.12 - be deferred

 

Recommendation 2.13 – be deferred

 

Recommendation 2.14 - The removal of the allocation of Revenue Support Grant monies from subsidised transport and rationalisation of currently subsidised routes be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.15 - Consultation for the removal of the school bus service between Pentwyn, Quakers Yard and Edwardsville School, following the assessment of a safe walking route to school, be recommended to Council for approval and a report brought back to Council with further recommendations.

 

Recommendation 2.16 - The reduction in support costs to the Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Business Improvement District be recommended to Council for approval.

 

Recommendation 2.17 - The discontinuation of the Help for Pensioners Scheme, offering council tax payment assistance to pensioners, be recommended to Council for approval.

 

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450.

Youth Support Services in Merthyr Tydfil pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

451.

Future Funding for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Learners and Pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL) pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

452.

Period Dignity pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

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 Paragraphs 12, 14 and 16 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

453.

Debt Write Off Report

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The write off of irrecoverable debts as identified in Appendices 1 and 2 be approved.

454.

Valleys Regional Park Discovery Gateways Capital Grant 2019 – 2021 – Cyfarthfa

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be approved.

455.

Aberfan Canoe Club, Letting at Taff Bargoed Park, Merthyr Tydfil

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be approved.

RE-OPENED SESSION

456.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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