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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Cabinet: 18th January, 2012

 

Report of the Leader

 

Use of the Chief Executive's Emergency Powers

 

Purpose of the Report

1.             To notify Cabinet of the exercise of emergency powers since the last report.

Recommendation

That the report be noted.

Reason for the Recommendation

To inform the Cabinet.

 

Background

2.             The Emergency Powers Procedure was approved by Minute. No. 1343 (1998/1999).

Relevant Issues and Options

3.             To note the following:

(a)          Authority to accept tenders over £300,000 in respect of the Castleland Facelift Scheme Phase 1C.

(Scrutiny - Housing and Public Protection)

(b)          Authority to enter into a legal agreement with partners in respect of the Castleland Renewal Area for them to use the general facilities of 198 Holton Road, Barry.

(Scrutiny - Housing and Public Protection)

(c)          Authority to increase the Capital Programme 2011/12 to take account of the Welsh Government, Department for Health, Social Services and Children Grant approval in the sum of £160,000 in order to proceed with the procurement of the scheme to refurbish and extend the Flying Start Family Centre which would allow the relocation of the Partnership for Young Parents Unit from Gladstone College.

(Scrutiny - Social Care and Health and Corporate Resources)

(d)          Authority to replace Councillor R.L. Traherne with Councillor Mrs. M. Kelly Owen on the Joint Consultative Forum prior to the next meeting of the same on 10th October, 2011.

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

(e)          Authority to accept the lowest compliant tender in respect of the Housing Replacement Central Heating programme 2011/12 over £300,000 to enable the additional budget to be spent during 2011/12 and to ensure that the contract works were implemented at the earliest date possible.

(Scrutiny - Housing and Public Protection)

(f)           Authority to approve the amended figure in respect of the discretionary redundancy calculation relating to B from that reported to the ERR Committee on 7th September, 2011.

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

(g)          Authority to replace Councillor Ms. V.L. Ellis on the Scrutiny Committees (Social Care and Health) and (Lifelong Learning) with Councillors Mrs. S.I. Sharpe (Social Care and Health) and Miss. S.J.C. Williams (Lifelong Learning).

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

(h)          Authority to accept additional grant funding to the value of £5,000 to enable land negotiations for additional Park and Ride facilities at Cogan Station from the SEWTA RTCG Grant and its inclusion in the Capital Programme.

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

(i)           Council had £34k. in its reserves from previous years Safe Routes in Communities Grant.  The Welsh Government had agreed that the funding could be spent on providing boulders at Llantwit Major beach to prevent cars from driving on the footway/cycleway and to extend the amount of works currently being carried out on Port Road, Barry to provide walking/cycling infrastructure.  Authority to accept that sum and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

(j)           Authority to accept additional grant funding from the SEWTA RTCG Grant of a further £25,000 to upgrade bus stops to DDA standards on the A48 corridor and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

(k)          Authority to accept additional grant funding from the SEWTA RTCG Grant of £9,167 to enable the promotion of the Council's Travel Plan and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

(l)           Authority to accept additional grant funding of a further £200,000 to extend the amount of works currently being carried out on Port Road, Barry to provide walking/cycling infrastructure and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

4.             The procedures require that these are taken into account by the Committee / Department originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

5.             The procedures require that these are taken into account by the Committee / Department originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Crime and Disorder Implications

6.             The procedures require that these are taken into account by the Committee / Department originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

7.             The procedures require that these are taken into account by the Committee / Department originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Corporate/Service Objectives

8.             The procedures require that these are taken into account by the Committee / Department originating the requests for the use of Emergency Powers.

Policy Framework and Budget

9.             All actions taken fall within Paragraph 1 of the Chief Executive's delegated powers as set out on page 169 of the Council's Constitution.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

10.        None in respect of this report.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

11.        As indicated under Paragraph 3 above.

Background Papers

The relevant Emergency Powers pro-formas.

 

Contact Officer

Ms. J.L. Pugh, Tel: (01446) 709412, E-mail: democratic@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Officers Consulted

None.

 

Responsible Officer:

John Maitland Evans, Chief Executive

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