Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

715.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

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

716.

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:

Councillor A Barry Declared a Prejudicial Interest in Item Five – Proposal to Increase Hackney Carriage Fare Tariffs.

717.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2019/20 – Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 391 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The third Revenue Budget Monitoring report for the 2019/20 financial year based on 3rd Quarter projections be accepted

(b)  Budget Virements outlined in Appendix 2 of the report be approved

(c)  The transfer of £483,000 of the projected surplus to General Reserves be approved

(d)  The transfer of £1,218,000 of the projected surplus to the Budget Reserve be approved

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

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

718.

Capital Monitoring Report 2019/20 – Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Capital Monitoring Report for the third 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)  Variances to the revised budgets as per Paragraphs 4.2 and 5.3 of the report be noted

(d)  The requirements for Officers to continue to rigorously monitor budgets to ensure that expenditure remains within approved budgets be noted

719.

Proposal to Increase Hackney Carriage Fare Tariffs pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry having Declared his Interest in this item left the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

An amended Appendix D was also tabled for the consideration of the Committee.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

The increase in tariff fares as proposed by members of the Licensed Trade be approved.

720.

Appointment Of Environmental Health Officers As Proper Officers To Provide Power Of Entry Under Communicable Disease Control Legislation pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The appointment of Officers of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council as set out in Appendix One of the report (entitled Officer Appointments and Delegated Powers Under The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984) as Proper Officers under Section 112 of Local Government Act 1972 for the purposes of Communicable Disease Control be approved.

721.

Appointment Of Proper Officers For Communicable Disease Control pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Authority formally authorises and appoints the following named Consultants in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) and Consultants in Health Protection (CHP) as Proper Officers as detailed in Table 1 be approved:

           

TABLE 1      

Dr Behrooz Behbod            Consultant Epidemiologist

 

(b)The following named Consultants in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) and Consultants in Health Protection (CHP) as Proper Officers as detailed in Table 2 are no longer Authorised by the Authority be approved:

 

            TABLE 2      

            Mrs Heather Lewis  Consultant in Health Protection

            Dr Meirion Evans     Consultant Epidemiologist

 

(C)The following named Consultants in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) and Consultants in Health Protection (CHP) remain as Proper Officers for the Authority as detailed in Table 3 be approved:

           

TABLE 3      

Dr Gwen Lowe          Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Rhianwen Stiff    Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Graham Brown   Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Mr Siôn Lingard       Consultant in Health Protection

Dr Christopher Johnson     Consultant in Health Protection

Dr Brendan Mason  Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Giri Shankar        Professional Lead Consultant for Health Protection

Dr Christopher Williams      Consultant Epidemiologist

722.

Policy Framework: Council Tax Incentive Payment for Local Authority Foster Carers Fostering for Merthyr Tydfil pdf icon PDF 285 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The information contained within the Policy Framework be noted and the proposal that the Policy be implemented and become operational from 1 April 2020 be approved

(b)  The use of the Policy to support offering Foster Carers who meet the eligibility criteria and Council Tax incentive payment of 50% be approved.

723.

Inspection Report - Prevention and Promotion of Independence for Older Adults pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The contents of the report and the accompanying inspection report and action plan be noted

724.

LMS Fair Funding Scheme of Delegation: Nursery Education - Funding the Summer Term (April) Intake pdf icon PDF 582 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The proposal to introduce a Summer Term count date for Nursery pupils from April 2020 be approved.

725.

Proposed Media Campaign Support pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To receive report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

726.

Petition from Residents of Alexander Road, Penydarren pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

727.

Draft Parenting Partnership Plan (2020-23) pdf icon PDF 335 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 Paragraph 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

728.

Capital Programme 2020/21 to 2023/24

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred to the ‘Capital Programme 2020/21 to 2023/24’ report and proposed a further recommendation that:

 

Notwithstanding the expectation for emergency Welsh Government Funding as a result of the damage caused by Storm Dennis to the Council’s infrastructure and the anticipated significant cost of repair, an assessment of the Capital Programme to determine the potential for acceptable delays to project commencement and the potential release and re-allocation of Capital Resources be approved

 

Resolved subject to the forgoing that:

 

(a)  The Capital Programme for 2020/21 to 2023/24 be accepted and recommended to Council for approval

(b)   Notwithstanding the expectation for emergency Welsh Government Funding as a result of the damage caused by Storm Dennis to the Council’s infrastructure and the anticipated significant cost of repair, an assessment of the Capital Programme to determine the potential for acceptable delays to project commencement and the potential release and re-allocation of Capital Resources be approved

729.

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Pricing Increase

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor G Thomas referred the Committee to the ‘Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Pricing Increase’ report and the recommendations as contained within the report.

 

A Member then proposed that recommended 2.2 be amended to include ‘in consultation with the Cabinet Member’.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The content of the report be approved

(b)  That delegated powers be granted to the Head of Regeneration and Housing and the Leisure, Culture and Sports Development Manager in consultation with the Cabinet Member to approve future price increases proposals from the Leisure Trust be approved.

RE-OPENED SESSION

730.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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