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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was submitted on behalf of Councillor Roger Lawrence.

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest declared.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting (26 April 2016) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

[To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.]

Minutes:

Resolved that the minutes of the meeting of the 26 April 2016 be approved as a correct record.

4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes.]

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes.

5.

Empty property strategy - 21 Thompson Avenue, Parkfields - property identified for action pdf icon PDF 71 KB

[To approve entering into formal negotiations to acquire the property in support of the Council’s Empty property strategy]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Bilson presented the report which requested that the Panel authorise Council employees to commence formal negotiations with the owner of 21 Thompson Avenue with a view to acquiring the property by agreement.

 

Resolved:

 

  1. That it be noted that the property identified for action is 21 Thompson Avenue under the Empty Property Strategy.

 

  1. That authority be given to Council employees to enter into formal negotiations to acquire the property by agreement.

 

  1. That approval in principle be given for the use of compulsory purchase action if required.

 

  1. That the property be declared surplus to council requirements and to dispose of the property on the open market via Auction on condition that the property is refurbished and re-occupied within 6 or 12 months dependent of the scope of works.

 

6.

Exclusion of press and public

[To pass the following resolution:

 

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information on the grounds shown below.]

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

7.

WV Active Aldersley velodrome fence

[To approve the establishment of a budget within the capital programme to replace the velodrome fence at WV Active Aldersley which will be fully financed by a British Cycling Grant Award]

Minutes:

Councillor Evans presented the report, which sought approval for the establishment of budget to replace the velodrome fence at WV Active Aldersley.

 

Resolved:

 

1.     That approval be given for the establishment of a budget within the Capital Programme to replace the velodrome fence at WV Active Aldersley which will be fully financed by a British Cycling Grant award.

2.     That it be noted that grants from British Cycling and the Bob Maitland Trust Fund had been accepted and also a Grant Agreement and a 10 year Deed of Dedication in favour of British Cycling.

8.

Appropriation of sites between the Housing Revenue Account and the General Fund, and disposal of former garage sites by auction

[To approve the appropriation of sites between the Housing Revenue Account and the General Fund, and the disposal of former garage sites by auction]

Minutes:

          Councillor Bilson presented the report, which sought approval for the appropriation of the Lord Street leisure site from the General Fund into the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), and for the disposal of former garage sites by auction.

 

Resolved:

 

1.       That approval be given in principle for the appropriation of Green Lanes former garage site (HS0111, shown at Appendix 2) into the General Fund. The site is adjacent to Green Lanes cemetery and is being looked at by the Cemeteries service for future use.

 

1.3     That approval be given to declare two sites as surplus to requirement, and take them to auction, at Beach Avenue / Brynmawr Road and Wrekin Drive.

 

 

9.

West Midlands Combined Authority Collective Investment Fund

[To approve Council entering into a legal agreement with Birmingham City Council to share the risks associated with the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Collective Investment Fund in equal proportions with the other West Midlands Metropolitan District Councils]

Minutes:

The Managing Director, Keith Ireland presented the report which sought approval to enter into a legal agreement with Birmingham City Council to share the risks associated with the establishment of a Collective Investment Fund (CIF) by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board at its meeting on the 10 June 2016.

 

Resolved:

 

1.     That approval  be given to the Council to enter into a legal agreement with Birmingham City Council to share the risks associated with the West Midlands Combined Authority Collective Investment Fund and that any losses be in equal proportions with the other West Midlands Metropolitan District Councils, i.e.one seventh each.

2.     That delegated authority be given to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Director of Governance, to finalise the West Midlands Combined Authority Collective Investment Fund risk sharing legal agreement with Birmingham City Council.

10.

Procurement - award of contracts for works, goods and services

[To award contracts and delegate authority to execute contracts in respect of the recommendations as required]

Minutes:

The recommendations for the award of contracts for works, goods and services were introduced by the relevant Cabinet members.

 

Resolved:

 

1.          That approval be given for the awarding of a contract for the Secondary Schools Review to 1st Planner of Office 8, Stancliffe House, Molyneux Business Centre, Darley Dale, DE4 2HJ for a duration of two months from 13 June 2016 to 19 August 2016 for a total contract value of £206,035.

 

2.          That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Education, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Education, to approve the award of a contract for Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions licences when the evaluation process is complete.

 

3.          That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place, to approve the award for Tower and Fort Housing Development when the evaluation process is complete.

 

4.          That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Housing, to approve the award of a contract for the Heath Town Demolition Works when the evaluation process is complete.

 

5.     That authority be given for the awarding of a contract for Supply of De-Icing Salt to Compass Minerals UK Ltd of Astbury House, Bradford Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2PA for a duration of four years from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 for a total estimated contract value of £520,000.

 

6.     That approval be given for the awarding of a contract for Secondary Schools Review to 1st Planner Ltd of Office 8, Stancliffe House, Molyneux Business Park, Whitworth Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2HJ for a duration of two months from 13 June 2016 to 19 August 2016 for a total contract value of £206,035.

 

7.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Education, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Education, to approve the award of a contract for Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions licences when the evaluation process is complete.

 

8.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place, to approve the award of a contract for Tower and Fort Housing Development when the evaluation process is complete.

 

9.     That delegated authority be given to the Cabinet Member for City Assets, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Housing, to approve the award of a contract for the Heath Town Demolition Works when the evaluation process is complete.

 

10. That approval be given to the awarding of a contract for Supply of De-icing Salt to Compass Minerals UK Ltd of Astbury House, Bradford Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2PA for a duration of four years from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 for a total estimated contract value of £520,000.

 

11. That delegated authority be given to the Director of Governance to execute contracts as required in respect of the above decisions.

 

11.

Staffing matters

[To consider staffing matters under reports to be tabled by the Managing Director]

Minutes:

The Managing Director, Keith Ireland presented a verbal report on staffing matters.

 

Resolved:

 

That approval be given to the termination of employment of the affected employees.

 


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