Executive Committee - 10 January 2005
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 10 January 2005 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Committee (portfolio responsibility in brackets):-
Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Housing)
Phil Brading (Public Services & Health) Martin Trevett (Environment)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety) Chris Whately-Smith (Leisure & Community)
Nena Spellen Conservative (no appointment)
Richard Struck (Resources) Conservative (no appointment)
Susan Attard, Director of Strategic Services, 30 December 2005
The Executive 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
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 13 December 2004.exec mins 2004 12 13 (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.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Housing and Environment Policy Panel held on 14 December 200405 01 10 EX i - 04. hepp recs (doc)
4a SOUTH WEST HERTFORDSHIRE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
To consider the need for a South West Herts Economic Development Service and the budgetary implications.05 01 10 EX i - 04a. sw herts economic dev (doc)05 01 10 EX i - 04a. sw herts economic dev-apps (doc)
5.CHORLEYWOOD PARKING SCHEME
To consider comments received during operation and possible scheme amendments.05 01 10 EX i - 05. chorleywood parking (doc)05 01 10 EX i - 05. chorleywood parking-app (doc)
6.REQUESTED EXTENSION TO THREE RIVERS MUSEUM FACILITY
This report requests the Executive Committee to agree to Three Rivers Museum taking over a further room in Basing House.05 01 10 EX i - 06. exten 3r museum (doc)
7.FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – NOVEMBER 2004 (MONTH 8)
This report gives an update of the three year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 28 November 2004.
8.STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2005-2008
This item forms part of the strategic, service and financial planning process.
9.COUNCIL TAX BASE FINANCIAL YEAR 2005/2006
This report details the Authority’s council tax base for 2005/2006 which must be approved before 31 January 2005.05 01 10 EX i - 09. ctax 2005-06 (doc)
10. STOCK OPTIONS APPRAISAL BASELINE REPORT
To report receipt of the lead consultant’s interim baseline assessment report and associated outline consultation programme.
11. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
To consider the draft Calendar of Meetings for the Local Government Year 2005/2006.05 01 10 EX i - 11. calendar meetings (doc)
12.JOINT HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE OF THE WATFORD AND THREE RIVERS PRIMARY CARE TRUST
To request consideration of increased resources to allow the Health Scrutiny Committee to undertake and respond to both identified and urgent issues for scrutiny.05 01 10 EX i - 12. joint health (doc)
13. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATION FROM SCRUTINY PANEL
To consider a recommendation from Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 1 December 2004.05 01 10 EX i - 13. scrutiny recs (doc)
14.OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.
15.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(4) 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 it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 9, 4, and 8 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act."
(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.CONSIDERATION ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM RESOURCES POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Resources Policy Panel held on 15 December 2004 in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 10 January 2005.
1aINTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES – SELECTION OF CONTRACTOR
This report evaluates the responses received to the invitation to tender for internal audit services for the period from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2010 and recommends the appointment of a contractor.
1bE - PROCUREMENT
To advise members on the current position in respect of e-procurement and to recommend the way forward.
1cHOME COMPUTING INITIATIVE
To advise Members of the existence of this scheme and to seek approval to make this scheme available to all Members and staff.
2.PROPOSED SALE OF LAND – GROVE CRESCENT, CROXLEY GREEN
To consider the sale of land at Grove Crescent, Croxley Green.
3.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations from the Housing and Environment Policy Panel held on 14 December 2004, in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 10 January 2005.
3aRETAIL PROPERTY REPORT
To report on the current use and rental information of the Council’s retail estate, and to submit a Commercial Shops Policy for comment and approval.
4.RENT ARREARS WRITE OFFS
To seek authority to write off seven tenants' arrears where the arrears arose on former tenancies.
PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH
5.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Public Services and Health Policy Panel held on 9 December 2004, in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 10 January 2005.
5aCONTRACT FOR PROGRAMMED STATUTORY FOOD AND HEALTH & SAFETY INSPECTIONS 2005/06
To request approval to extend the contract with the existing contractor for food and health & safety inspections in 2005/06.
OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.