Decisions

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Decisions published

16/02/2021 - INTEGRATED TRANSPORT CAPITAL PROGRAMME ref: 711    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

1.    Cabinet noted the current programme of work and timeframe for updating the programme.

2.    Cabinet approved the request to allocate £900,000 towards the 2021/22 Integrated Transport Capital Programme.

3.     Cabinet approved the decision making proposals and requested delegated powers


16/02/2021 - SCHOOL CAPITAL PROGRAMME ref: 718    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the initiation of the Schools’ Capital Programme Project and the related documentation comprising Project Initiation Document (PID), Programme and Project Board Terms of Reference as attached at Appendices C, D and E of the report

 

Cabinet noted the contents of the of the Risk & Issues Log and associated Programme Timetable as attached at Appendix B of the report

 

Cabinet noted the budget available to support the projects, paragraph 7.1 in the report

 

Cabinet recommended to Council the approval of the Schools’ Capital Programme and related documentation up to a maximum value of £5.5m

 

Cabinet authorised the Interim Director for Children’s Services to commence the Schools’ Capital Programme and associated structures to enable the local authority to meet its statutory obligation to provide sufficient secondary schools places within Rutland, subject to reporting to Cabinet on the costing prior to placement of the order to commence contruction.

 

Cabinet delegated authority to the Interim Director for Children’s Services and Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning, Early Years, SEND, Inclusion, Safeguarding Children & Young People to enter into the funding agreement


16/02/2021 - FINAL BUDGET 2021/21 ref: 717    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that it:

 

·       Approves the Revenue Budget of £42.6m for 2020/21 detailed in Section 3

·       Notes that the Revenue Budget includes a £2.4m use of Reserves assuming a 3% Council tax rise (in the event that the Council approves a different level of Council tax, the use of Reserves will vary accordingly)

·       Approves the capital programme as detailed in Section 6

·       Approves the creation of a new Earmarked Reserve for Ash Dieback (£500k) as per para 3.5.9

·       Approves the minimum reserve level be increased from £2m to £3m to reflect the changing risk profile

·       Notes the Medium Term financial outlook and commits to taking action in 21/22 to address the deficit position

·       Notes that additional revenue or capital expenditure may be incurred in 2021/22 funded through 2020/21 budget under spends to be carried forward via earmarked reserves. The use of reserves for budget carry forwards is not currently shown in the budget but will have no impact on the General Fund

·       Approves a deficit of c£186k on the Collection Fund as at 31 March 2021 (Section 4.2) of which £160k is the Rutland share

·       Notes the responses to consultation (section 3)

·       Notes the updates since the draft budget was approved (section 2.2)

·       Delegates authority to the s151 Officer to make any necessary changes to the budget arising from the Council tax decision and/or any additional funding received

 


16/02/2021 - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RE-PROCUREMENT PROJECT ref: 716    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director-Places to form a Project Board and associated structures in order to undertake a re-procurement of the Environmental Services functions as detailed herein

 

Cabinet approved the related documentation comprising Project Initiation Document, Project Governance and Project Board Terms of Reference as attached at Appendix A of the report

 

Cabinet noted the progress on associated pre-procurement activities as detailed herein

 

Cabinet noted the contents of the of the Risk & Issues Log and associated Project Timetable as attached at Appendix B1 and B2 of the report.

 

Cabinet noted the budget available to support the projects, paragraph 6.1 of the report


16/02/2021 - CLEANING SERVICES CONTRACT FOR COUNCIL PROPERTIES ref: 715    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the extension of the existing cleaning contract of Council properties to 31 March 2022 at an estimated cost up to £157,180, including consumables and laundry but excluding exceptional events such as deep cleaning following a Covid-19 event.

 

Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Rutland One Public Estate & Growth, Tourism & Economic Development, Communications, Resources (other than Finance) and Property and the Director for Resources to determine a procurement route, award criteria and if a suitable supplier or suppliers are identified, move forward and award a contract.

 


16/02/2021 - UPDATE ON CHILDREN'S SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PLAN ref: 714    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet noted the update on the Children’s Services Improvement Plan

 


16/02/2021 - QUARTER 3 - FINANCE REPORT ref: 713    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet noted the projected revenue outturn for 20/21 and the uncertainty that remains;

 

Cabinet noted the financial impact of COVID-19 on the Council’s finances and the risks that remain.

 


16/02/2021 - HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT AWARD ref: 712    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the procurement model (section 4 and appendix C) and criteria for the award of home to school transport (section 5 and appendix D) contracts for academic year 21/22. 2.

 

Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director for Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture & Leisure, Highways & Transportation and Road Safety to award the contracts resulting from this procurement.

 


16/02/2021 - PUBLIC BUS SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD ref: 710    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the procurement model and criteria for the award of public bus service contracts 12 & 47. 2.

 

Cabinet delegates authority to the Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with portfolio for Culture & Leisure, Highways & Transportation and Road Safety, to award the contract resulting from this procurement.

 


16/02/2021 - EMERGENCY POWERS - COVID 19 ref: 709    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/02/2021

Effective from: 16/02/2021

Decision:

a)    Cabinet noted the present position in Rutland in respect of COVID 19

 

b)    Cabinet noted the continued applicability of the Civil Emergency Delegation.

 


12/02/2021 - ITCP-2019-31 Toll Bar to Little Casterton ref: 708    Recommendations Approved

To reduce the speed limit through Toll Bar

Local residents request a lowering of the speed limits to prevent speeding motorists to and from the A1

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 16/02/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2021

Decision:

It is intended to implement a proposed traffic regulation order for a new 40mph buffer zone – requiring the following works:

• Removal of old 30mph and national speed limit signs and posts
• Installation of new 30mph village sign plates on yellow backing boards
• New 40mph and repeater speed signs
• New road markings

Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp


11/02/2021 - Authority to approve a further ‘write off’, if necessary, of up to £31,000 to conclude outstanding historic CIL liability cases. ref: 707    Recommendations Approved

To complete the process of review of historic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) cases, by confirming action to be taken in respect of any remaining cases.

Appendix 1 to this report concludes the findings and recommended action in respect of each outstanding case.

It is to be noted that this delegated decision is for the “write off” of one case only with a potential value of £3286.29. It is considered appropriate to write this sum off as the property has been completed and applicant was not advised of CIL liability when submitting the planning application.

The remaining three have been issued with liability notices totalling £17,113.36 and subject to self-build annex exemption, therefore no further action is required for these cases.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 11/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the audit and review of historic CIL cases in November 2020. This report notified Cabinet on the current status of a review of the effective and efficient management and administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and to sought approval to ‘write off’ potential income associated with some applications.

The Cabinet report also recognised that at the time of writing, four outstanding cases were still being investigated which could result in a financial risk of approximately £31,000.

These investigations have now been completed. In accordance with Cabinet reloution, the decision relating to any further “write off” of liability for each case is delegated to the Strategic Director of Places in in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Portfolio Holder for Resources.

Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp