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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 11 November 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House11th November 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 11 November 2010 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Peter Ray

 

Paul Goggins  (Vice-Chairman)

Ralph Sangster

 

Guy Davis

David Sansom

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Ron Spellen

 

Richard Laval

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
3 November 2010

The 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 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 9 September 2010 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

10 09 09 RS mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedural 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.

STRATEGIC, SERVICE & FINANCIAL PLANNING 2011-2014

 

This report enables the Committee to advise the Executive Committee of its priorities for service levels, and hence expenditure over the medium term.

10 11 11 RS i - (05) strategic service financial planning (doc)

6.

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN 2009/2014

 

This report presents to Members the updated Asset Management Plan (AMP) for 2009/2014. It discusses inter alia legislative constraints on the properties, sharing facilities and disposal of property. This AMP replaces the 2007 version.

10 11 11 RS i - (06) asset mngmnt plan (doc)

10 11 11 RS i - (06) asset mngmnt plan-app (master v6) (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

GARAGE TENANCY ARRANGEMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO STOCK

 

Members will recall the report to Resources P&S Committee on 1st October 2009 and subsequently to Executive Committee on 5th October 2009 when it was resolved that:-

  • the scheme of works set out in the report, with the priority outlined, be approved.
  • the funding arrangements for the garage works, as set out, be approved.
  • when tenants were informed of the timescale of repairs to their garages, that they are not expected to pay if the repairs take longer than one month.
  • the increased Capital expenditure be approved for budget setting.
  • the new tenancy agreement be implemented for all garage tenants from 1st April 2010.
  • Officers implement the conditions of the new tenancy agreement sensibly.
  • garage rents be paid each week over 52 weeks of the year, not for 48 weeks as at present.

10 11 11 RS i - (07) garage rpt (doc)

8.

BUDGETARY CONTROL TASK AND FINISH GROUP

 

To receive the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group.

10 11 11 RS i - (08) budgetary control (doc)

10 11 11 RS i - (08) budgetary control-app a (task and finish group) (doc)

9.

HALF YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT

 

This report provides Members with details of the current performance of Council services for the months April to the end of September 2010.

10 11 11 RS i - (09) six-month performance (doc)

10 11 11 RS i - (09) six-month performance-app a (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

10 11 11 RS i - (10) work prog (doc)

10 11 11 RS i - (10) work prog-app (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

12.

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 items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 3 and 5 and 4 respectively 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.

ASSET MANAGEMENT – PROPOSED SALES OF LAND

 

To consider whether to sell the freehold in the following sites identified through the asset management review procedure

(a) Land at Highfield Way, Chorleywood
(b) Former allotment site and hut, Woodhall Lane, South Oxhey
(c) Land at Romilly Drive, Carpenders

2.

DRAFT PROPOSALS FOR HARMONISATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from Elected Members to enter into three months collective and individual employee consultation on the proposed changes (in line with the Harmonisation Project Initiation Document) commencing 1 December 2010 and ending 28 February 2011.

3.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.