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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 12 November 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th November 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Phil Redshaw

 

Barbara Green (Vice-Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Kemal Butt

Kate Turner

 

Leighton Dann

Brian White

 

Joy Mann

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
4 November 2009

 The Policy and Scrutiny 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 Scrutiny 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 Thursday 10 September 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 09 10 PS mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 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.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

5.

CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOODS AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005 – REVIEW OF DOG CONTROL ORDERS

 

To advise Members on the review of the power to adopt dog control orders.

09 11 12 PS i - (05) review of dog control orders (doc)

6.

REPLACEMENT RECYCLING VEHICLES

 

To provide Members with details on the replacement of four recycling vehicles.

09 11 12 PS i - (06) Replacement Recycling Vehicles (doc)

7.

WEEKLY ORGANIC WASTE RECYCLING

 

To recommend to Members that the frequency of collection for the brown organic waste bins is increased to weekly.

09 11 12 PS i - (07) weekly organic waste recycling (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

8.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – (MONTH 5)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending August 2009 (Month 5) (circulated separately).

9.

VALUE FOR MONEY (VFM) – WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

This report is presented to explain the cost of variations to the existing contract.  A representative from the Legal Department will be present to explain the legal advice given in the report presented at the September meeting.

09 11 12 PS i - (09) vfm update report (doc)

10.

REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OFFICER OUT OF HOURS REMUNERATION

 

Review of the payment made to Out of Hours support officers that has not increased since 1999.

09 11 12 PS i - (10) 2nd officer standby (doc)

11.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – REVIEW OF FEES AND CHARGES 2010/11

 

To consider a review of Environmental Health fees and charges for 2010/11 and to make recommendations as part of the current budget setting process.

09 11 12 PS i - (11) env health fees and charges (doc)

12.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES AND CHARGES

 

To recommend to Members some price increases to Environmental Protection fees and charges.

09 11 12 PS i - (12) env protection fees and charges (doc)

13.  

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE PLANNING

 

The purpose of this report is to:-

 

(a)

enable members to monitor performance up to the end of the second quarter of 2009/10 (see Appendix 1)

 

(b)

receive the draft service plans for 2010-2013

 

(c)

question heads of service on these and other service related matters and

 

(d)

recommend the contents of the service plans to the Executive Committee

 

 09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans-app 1 (env health mon rpt 2009-10) (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans-app 1 (env prot mon rprt q1 and 2) (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans-app 2 (draft strategic plan 2010-13) (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans-app 3 (eh draft service plan) (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (13) perf mgt and service plans-app 3 (env prot draft service plan) (doc)

14.

PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2010-2013

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

09 11 12 PS i - (14) capital priorities (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (14) capital priorities-app 3 (xls)

15.

PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2010-2013

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

09 11 12 PS i - (15) revenue priorities (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (15) revenue priorities-app 2 (revenue bids) (doc)

16.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY AUDIT – PROGRESS AGAINST ACTION PLAN

 

To advise Members on progress against the Action Plan of improvements agreed with the Food Standards Agency in respect of the food service.

17.

COMMERCIAL WASTE RECYCLING

 

To update Members on the trade recycling services offered to local businesses.

09 11 12 PS i - (17) trade recycling nov 09 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

18.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 11 12 PS i - (18) work prog (doc)

09 11 12 PS i - (18) work prog-app a (doc)

19.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

20.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item 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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 3 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 item(s).

1.

PACKAGING CONSORTIUM

 

To ask for Members approval to join a Hertfordshire packaging recycling consortium.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.