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Policy and Resources Committee - 1 December 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House01st December 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth on Monday, 1 December 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-

Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Resources)

Sara Bedford (Health)

Paula Hiscocks

Phil Brading (Public Services)

Ralph Sangster

Kemal Butt

David Sansom

Stephen Cox

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport)

Martin Trevett (Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)

Ty Harris

Keith Williams (Leisure, Community and Wellbeing)

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

21 November 2014

The Policy and Resources Committee welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1. 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. 

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 September 2014 and Extraordinary meeting held on 27 October 2014.

14 09 22 PR mins (doc)

14 10 27 PR mins extraordinary (doc)

3. 

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4. 

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

POLICY

5. 

SPECIAL EXPENSES

 

This report reviews the Council’s general and special expenses.

14 12 01 PR i (05) special expenses (doc)

6. 

DISPOSAL OF GARAGE SITES AT BOUNDARY WAY (VARIATION)

 

The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to a variation of the conditional approval to dispose of the garages at Boundary Way to Watford Community Housing Trust, given by the Executive Committee on 24 March 2014 (Minute EX110/13 refers).

14 12 01 PR i (06) Boundary Way report (doc)

7. 

WATFORD AND THREE RIVERS HOUSING AND REGENERATION INITIATIVE (HARI)

 

This report provides an update on the Housing and Regeneration Initiative (HARI) and seeks to endorse the HARI Board’s decision to terminate the Partnership.

14 12 01 PR i (07) hari (doc)

8. 

GREEN WASTE CHARGING

 

To advise Members of the potential for charging for the collection of garden waste.

Item withdrawn

RESOURCES

9. 

BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 6 (SEPTEMBER 2014)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014 - 2017 medium-term financial plan.

14 12 01 PR i (10) budget monitoring period 6 (Sept 2014) (doc)

14 12 01 PR i (10) budget monitoring period 6 (Sept 2014) - app (xls)

10. 

REPAIR WORKS TO CROXLEY GREEN SKATE PARK

 

The following report relates to Croxley Green skate park, where repair works are required due to independently identified safety risks, at an estimated cost of £20,000.

14 12 01 PR i (11) croxley green skate park repair works report (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.

14 12 01 PR i (12) work prog (doc)

14 12 01 PR i (12) work prog - app2 (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining items in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)

1.

MEDIATION WITH THRIVE HOMES REGARDING ASBESTOS INDEMNITY

 

This report summarises the outcome of the mediation proceedings.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.