Decisions

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Decisions published

06/11/2019 - Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant ref: 3369    Recommendations Approved

Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant above the £30,000 mandatory grant level.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 14/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

1.       Agreed to the provision of discretionary top-up to a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) at total cost of £13,152.20 subject to any additional unforeseen costs which may increase the amount of discretionary grant required.

2.       Agreed that the full amount of any discretionary grant becomes repayable if the ownership of the property is transferred by any means within ten years of the completion of the grant aided works. A local land charge would be registered to reflect this condition.

Wards affected: Heath Town;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton, Mila Simpson


05/11/2019 - Application of Right to Buy receipts for additional social housing - property purchase 14 ref: 3370    Recommendations Approved

Approval to purchase an additional former council property

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 14/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Approved the completion of the purchase of a former council home at the agreed negotiated price totalling £135,000.

Wards affected: Heath Town;

Lead officer: Karen Beasley


06/11/2019 - Boscobel Estate Leaseholders - Property Purchase 5 ref: 3371    Recommendations Approved

Approval to purchase leasehold properties within the Boscobel Estate.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 14/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

1.       Approved the completion of the purchase of two former council homes at the agreed negotiated prices totalling £102,000.

2.       Authorised the Chief Legal Officer or other authorised officers to execute legal documentation to put the purchases into effect

Wards affected: Park;

Lead officer: Karen Beasley


29/10/2019 - Loan to WV Living ref: 3361    Recommendations Approved

To agree the terms and the execution of loans from the Council to WV Living in accordance with the Loan Facility Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

1.       Approved the terms of the loans to WV Living, including a return on investment chargeable quarterly.

2.       Approved the issue of the loans to WV Living in November 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Hassell, Michelle Howell


01/11/2019 - Bus Network Development Plan for Walsall and Wolverhampton ref: 3363    Recommendations Approved

Bus Network Development Plan produced in partnership with Transport for West Midlands for Wolverhampton and Walsall for the period 2019 - 2026

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 01/11/2019

Decision:

1.       Approved the Bus Network Development Plan for the Walsall and Wolverhampton Area for 2019 – 2026.

2.       Agreed that the Bus Network Development Plan for Walsall and Wolverhampton be reviewed annually and to work with the Bus Alliance partners to identify appropriate funding for improvements.

3.       Noted that the Bus Network Development Plan for Walsall and Wolverhampton will be used to inform the development and delivery of local improvements to bus travel.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marianne Page


06/11/2019 - Appointment of Director of Governance, Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer ref: 3348    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

1.    That the recommendation of a Special Appointments Committee that David Pattison be appointed to the Director of Governance role, on the Council’s Senior Management terms and conditions be approved.

2.    That David Pattison in the role of Director of Governance be appointed as Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer be approved.

 


06/11/2019 - Review of Polling Places and Districts ref: 3345    For Determination

To approve the designation of polling stations.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

1.     That the designation of polling places and districts for 2020-2025 be approved with the following amendment:

‘That no change be made to the existing polling districts KHB and KLA in East Parkand their respective polling places of East Park Library and Neighbourhood Centre,Hurstbourne Crescent and All Saints Community Centre, All Saints Road.’

2. That authority be delegated to the Returning Officer, following consultation with the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Opposition, to designate such alternative polling stations or arrangements as may be required for operational reasons.

3. That it be noted, this review was separate to the work being carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, although these arrangements will have to be reviewed in the context of any changes the Commission may require in 2021.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dereck Francis


06/11/2019 - Dispensation For Non-Attendance At Council Meetings ref: 3346    For Determination

To grant dispensation.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

That dispensation for Councillor John Rowley for non-attendance at meetings of

the Council until May 2020 as a consequence of ill health be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jaswinder Kaur


06/11/2019 - Written Questions ref: 3347    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

That the response to the written question be noted.


06/11/2019 - Senior Management Review - October 2019 ref: 3344    For Determination

To approve the Senior Management Review - October 2019.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

1.    That the Head of Strategy post be redesignated and regraded to Director of

Strategy be approved.

2.    That the current Head of Strategy be assimilated into the role of Director of Strategy be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philippa Salmon


06/11/2019 - Annual Scrutiny Report ref: 3343    For Determination

Annual Scrutiny Review

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Council

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

That the Annual Scrutiny Report be received.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Cleary


05/11/2019 - Crowdfund Wolves Projects (September Funding Round) ref: 3342    Recommendations Approved

To approve grant payments totalling £4,015 to the first two projects participating in the Crowdfund Wolves March funding round who have reached 50% of their funding target.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Approved grant payments of £2,929 to Uplands School project, and £1,117 to Make Wolves Rock project to be funded from Crowdfund Wolves.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Catherine Perry


06/11/2019 - Fees and Charges 2020-2021 - Adult Services ref: 3349    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to present recommended fees and charges levied by the Council, that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019, to the responsible Cabinet Member and relevant Director for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

Approved fees and charges relating to Adult Services that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019.  The fees and charges appended to the report would take effect as soon as possible.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Hasan, Michelle Howell, Rajesh Patel, Alison Shannon


05/11/2019 - Schedule of Individual Executive Decision Notices ref: 3323    Recommendations Approved

To present a summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

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.


05/11/2019 - Future High Streets Grant ref: 3322    Recommendations Approved

To approve spend for the preparation of Wolverhampton’s Future High Street Fund application due later in 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 12/11/2019

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

Wards affected: St Peter's;

Lead officer: Isobel Woods


05/11/2019 - 5 November 2019 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 3321    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contracts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 12/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean Hynes, Yannick Mukendi, Jessica Prince, Allison Robertson


08/11/2019 - Closure of Vaughan Road Subway ref: 3362    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for an Order authorising the stopping up of Vaughan Road Subway under section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 on the grounds that an existing traffic signal crossing has resulted in the subway being unnecessary as a public highway.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 01/11/2019

Effective from: 08/11/2019

Decision:

1.   Approved in principle the scheme for stopping up of Vaughan Road Subway and the associated drawings. 

2.   Authorised employees to proceed with any necessary actions including stopping up and traffic orders, advertisements, notices of intent and any necessary legal agreements to deliver the project.

Wards affected: East Park;

Lead officer: Ian Hipkiss, Amjid Mehmood


30/10/2019 - Fees and Charges 2020-2021 ref: 3320    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to present recommended fees and charges levied by the Council, that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019, to the responsible Cabinet Member and relevant Director for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approved fees and charges relating to Finance that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019.  The fees and charges appended to the report would take effect as soon as possible.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Hasan, Michelle Howell, Rajesh Patel, Alison Shannon


30/10/2019 - Fees and Charges 2020-2021 ref: 3319    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to present recommended fees and charges levied by the Council, that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019, to the responsible Cabinet Member and relevant Director for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approved fees and charges relating to City Assets and Housing that were not included in the report to Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 1 October 2019.  The fees and charges appended to the report would take effect as soon as possible.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Hasan, Michelle Howell, Rajesh Patel, Alison Shannon


30/10/2019 - Land and Property Transactions - IEDN 034 ref: 3318    Recommendations Approved

A report seeking approval to proceed with the property transaction detailed therein

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approved the completion of the transaction listed below:

1.     Deed of Variation – Easement at Prouds Lane, Bilston

Wards affected: Bilston North;

Lead officer: Mitchell Spencer


15/10/2019 - Land and Property Transactions - IEDN 033 ref: 3317    Recommendations Approved

A report seeking approval to proceed with the land and property transactions detailed therein

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 15/10/2019

Decision:

Approved the completion of the land and property transactions and listed below and their terms:

·       Grant of easement and acquisition of easement off Plascom Road, Wolverhampton.

·       Appropriation from General Fund to HRA – Old Fallings Adventure Playground.

·       Grant of 99-year substation lease – Old Hall Street, City Learning Quarter development.

·       Sale of land adjoining 34 Shale Street, Bilston.

·       Lease and associated licence agreement - The Saplings Building, The Windsor Centre, Parkfield Road.

Wards affected: Bushbury South and Low Hill; East Park; Ettingshall; St Peter's;

Lead officer: Mitchell Spencer