Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Dereck Francis, Democratic Services  01902 555835 or Email: dereck.francis@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Harman Banger, Peter Bilson, Jasbir Jaspal and Linda Leach.

2.

Declarations of interests

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 1 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 324 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1 October 2019 be approved as a correct and signed by the Chair.

4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes.]

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Future High Streets Grant pdf icon PDF 139 KB

[To approve the creation of a supplementary revenue expenditure budget in respect of the Future High Streets Fund grant which has been awarded to the Council]

 

Decision:

That the establishment of a supplementary revenue expenditure budget of £150,000 within the 2019-2020 approved budget, with any unspent grant being applied in 2020-2021 be approved. This will have no effect on the Council’s net revenue budgets as the expenditure is fully funded by the Future High Streets Fund grant

Minutes:

The Panel was asked to approve the creation of a supplementary revenue expenditure budget in respect of the £150,000 Future High Streets Fund grant which had been awarded to the Council from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  The grant was to be used to develop an application for the second round of Future High Street Fund initiative that had the potential to attract £25 million capital funding.

 

Resolved:

That the establishment of a supplementary revenue expenditure budget of £150,000 within the 2019-2020 approved budget, with any unspent grant being applied in 2020-2021 be approved. This will have no effect on the Council’s net revenue budgets as the expenditure is fully funded by the Future High Streets Fund grant.

6.

Schedule of Individual Executive Decision Notices pdf icon PDF 265 KB

[To note the summary of open and exempt individual executive decision notices approved by cabinet members in consultation with employees]

Decision:

That the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees be noted.

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees be noted.

7.

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 item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within the paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

Part 2 - exempt items, closed to press and public

8.

5 November 2019 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

[To approve the award of contracts and to note the exemptions to the Contracts Procedural Rules approved by the Head of Procurement and the Director of Finance]

Decision:

1.       That authority be delegate to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Assets and Housing, to approve the award of a contract for Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board (EMB) Off-Road Parking Project when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.       That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services, to approve the City of Wolverhampton Council joining the West Midland Regional Foster Care Flexible Contracting Arrangement.

 

3.       That the Chief Legal Officer and staff with appropriate delegated authority be authorised to execute contracts in respect of the above as required.

 

4.       That the exemptions to the Contract Procedure Rules approved by the Head of Procurement and Director of Finance from 1 to 30 September 2019 as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be noted.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the award of contracts for works, goods and services.

 

Resolved:

1.     That authority be delegate to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Assets and Housing, to approve the award of a contract for Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board (EMB) Off-Road Parking Project when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services, to approve the City of Wolverhampton Council joining the West Midland Regional Foster Care Flexible Contracting Arrangement.

 

3.     That the Chief Legal Officer and staff with appropriate delegated authority be authorised to execute contracts in respect of the above as required.

 

4.     That the exemptions to the Contract Procedure Rules approved by the Head of Procurement and Director of Finance from 1 to 30 September 2019 as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be noted.