Decisions

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Decisions published

19/10/2020 - Standards Committee - 24 September 2020 - New Social Media Guidance for Councillors ref: 362    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks the views of the Standards Committee relating to a new Social Media Guidance document for Councillors.  It is open to Standards Committee to recommend that Cabinet endorse the Guidance in whole, or with amendments.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED

 

            That the Social Media Guidance for Councillors be referred back to the next meeting of the Standards Committee for further discussion.


19/10/2020 - The Council's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic Situation ref: 361    Recommendations Approved

This report updates Cabinet on the Council’s response to the pandemic situation and possible proposals for economic recovery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020


19/10/2020 - The Council's Future Financial Issues ref: 355    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s 151 Officer has provided various reports over recent months highlighting the Council’s current financil position and the scale of our financial issues for the futrue.  Whilst acknowledging the lack of clarity (due to various uncertainties), this report provides an update on possible financial measures to help future deficits.

 

Officers request that Cabinet considers the items identified and advise on the way forward.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED

 

            That the report be noted and Officers be instructed to proceed with each proposal.


19/10/2020 - Supplementary Estimate for the Procurement and Award of a New Housing Management IT System ref: 360    Recommendations Approved

This report provides a budgetary update in respect of the procurement and award of a new Integrated Housing Management IT System contract for a period of four years. The project is anticipated to cost c£600k. 

In order to commence the project in the current financial year a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) supplementary capital estimate of £160k and a virement of £240k from within existing 2020/21 HRA budgets is requested. Provision will be made in the 2021/22 Housing Revenue Account budget for the £200k balance.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

            RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL

            The approval of a Housing Revenue Account supplementary estimate of £160k (which equates to a weekly rent of 92p per dwelling) for the costs associated with the procurement and implementation of a new integrated housing management IT system. 

Cabinet

            RESOLVED – That

           

(1)  the virement of £240k be approved from existing budgets - £140k from capital budget x 25 and £100k from revenue contingency underspend;

 

(2)  the procurement and award of a 2+1+1 Contract be approved to a total value of £500k (inclusive of maintenance and support costs_ of a new Integrated Housing Management System, subject to Full Council approving the above supplementary estimate;

 

(3)  the ongoing maintenance and support costs for the new system of £50k of which £15k is accounted for within existing budgets be noted.


19/10/2020 - Renewal of the Maintenance Contract for the HR/Payroll IT System ref: 359    Recommendations Approved

The maintenance contract for the Council’s HR/Payroll IT system (SumTotal) is due for renewal. The Council has the option of agreeing an ongoing ‘evergreen’ maintenance contract without undertaking a tender process as permitted by Regulation 32(2)(b) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

 

RESOLVED - That

(1)  the renewal of the maintenance contract for the HR/Payroll IT system with SumTotal, on an ‘Evergreen’ basis, subject to the procurement requirements being met, as set out below; be agreed and

(2)  delegated authority be given to the Group Head of Corporate Support to sign and enter into the renewal contract on behalf of the Council.


19/10/2020 - Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - Dog Controls ref: 358    Recommendations Approved

This report informs Cabinet of the findings of a public consultation exercise to review the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Dog Controls which expires in October 2020 and recommends to Cabinet options for a new PSPOs to be effective from 06 November 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

 

        RESOLVED – That

 

(1)  to adopt the proposed Public Space Protection Orders, to be effective from 6 November 2020;

(2)  the proposed Public Space Protection Orders be as shown in Appendix A.

a.    The Fouling of Land by Dogs.

 

b.    Dogs on Leads by Direction.

 

c.    Dogs Exclusion.

 

d.    Dogs on Leads.

 


19/10/2020 - Engineering Services Annual Review ref: 357    Recommendations Approved

This report is presented as an update on the Council’s Engineering Service Area and explores the issues addressed in the preceding year and outlines matters that have arisen, or are foreseen for the coming year, across the service area.

 

Specific matters relating to the Pagham coastal defences, River Arun Internal Drainage Board, Community Flood Fund and Defra/Environment Agency recently published document are included.  This report also recommends that the Council considers designating a Coastal Change Management Area.

 

The report also seeks to request future budgetary provision for a number of these matters particularly proposed future expenditure at Pagham and a continuation of the Community Flood Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020


19/10/2020 - Response to the Planning White Paper - Planning for the Future ref: 356    Recommendations Approved

On 6 August, the Government published a White Paper – Planning for the Future – for consultation.  The consultation period expires on 29 October 2020.

 

Consultation description:

 

‘The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed’.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED

 

            To note the contents, of and proposals, within the White Paper, and agree to the responses to the consultation questions contained with Appendix 1, with the comments raised at the meeting being added to the responses by the Group Head of Planning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Plannning.


21/09/2020 - Exempt information ref: 354    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 21/09/2020

Decision:

            The Cabinet

 

                        RESOLVED

 

                        That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.