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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Cabinet: 25th June, 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.

Recommendations

That the report be noted.

Reasons for the Recommendations

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 transfer capital funding from community centre doors, windows and fascias for a new floor for the main hall of Lower Penarth Community Centre.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(b) Authority to allocate £15,667 towards the shortfall in funding for the Forest Lodge project (Porthkerry Park) and £27,000 towards the Nell’s point Study, Barry Island.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(c)        Authority to include an additional £129,521 capital funding from the Welsh Government Substance Misuse Action Fund to cover the shortfall in the Safer Vale Partnership’s current capital allocation in respect of Cadoxton House, Barry.

 

(Scrutiny - Housing and Public Protection)

 

(d) Authority to act in the case of an employee relations issue within the Directorate of Legal, Public Protection and Housing Services.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(e) Authority to replace Councillor Miss S.J.C. Williams on the Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) with Councillor Mrs. M. Kelly Owen until the Council’s Annual Meeting in May 2012.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(f) Authority to appoint the specialist conservation contractor, Ken Biggs Contractors Limited, to enable restoration of the principal rooms of the east section of Dyffryn House.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(g) Authority to replace Councillor S.C. Egan on the Scrutiny Committees (Social Care and Health) and (Housing and Public Protection) with Councillors Mrs. A.J. Moore and N. Moore respectively until his return from ill health.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(h) Authority to accept additional grant of £227,637.33 to extend the works 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)

 

(i) Authority to replace Councillor S.C. Egan on the Appeals Committee with Councillor N. Moore until his return from ill health.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(j) Authority to act in relation to applications for secondment within the Directorate of Learning and development.

 

(Scrutiny- Corporate Resources)

 

(k) Authority to replace Councillor S.C. Egan on the Social Services Appeals Committee with Councillor N. Moore until his return from ill health.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(l) Authority to sign off BBIS Access Agreement to enter into a contract with Northgate for the production of Disabled Blue Car Parking Badges.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(m) Authority to accept additional grant funding of £12,000 from the Sewta RTCG Road Safety Grant and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(n) Authority to accept additional grant funding of £35,000 to extend the works currently being carried out on Port Road, Barry to provide walking/cycling infrastructure to Colcot School and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(o) Authority to accept additional grant funding of £83,000 for the Barry Docks Park and Ride scheme from the Sewta RTCG fund and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(p) Authority to accept additional grant funding of £20,000 from the Sewta RTCG fund to study Five Mile Lane safety improvements and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(q) Authority to appoint the Council’s Construction Section to undertake the advanced works in respect of the Gileston to Old Mill highway improvement scheme, to appoint Capita Symonds to undertake the tasks identified in the note attached to the pro-forma requesting authority, and to amend the Capital Programme to include the £100,000 allocation.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(r)        Authority to increase the current capital budget in respect of the partial roof replacement at the Civic Offices to £340,000, to slip £270,000 into the 2012/13 Capital Programme and to accept the tender from Dawnus Construction limited in the sum of £258,246.79.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(s) Authority to approve the funding by the Council of the costs of the equal pay settlement in schools.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(t) Authority to authorise a redundancy payment for a Learning Support Assistant on a temporary contract.

 

(Scrutiny - Corporate Resources)

 

(u) Authority to allocate £5,000 from the Environmental and Economic Regeneration revenue reserve towards funding survey works to be undertaken by a RICS registered firm on the United Reformed Methodist Church, Windsor Road, Barry.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(v) Authority to distribute funding to facilitate the delivery of the various projects within the Vale Sport and Physical Activity Plan as indicated on the pro-forma seeking authority for the use of emergency powers.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(w) Authority to accept additional grant funding of £29,000 to upgrade bus stops to DDA standards on the A48 corridor and £20,000 to upgrade the cycle route from the Sewta RTCG grant fund and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

(Scrutiny - Economy and Environment)

 

(x) Authority to award the contract to provide a day care service in St. Athan for older people with dementia to Hafod Community Care.

 

(Scrutiny - Social Care and Health)

 

(y) Authority to accept £1.411m. from the Welsh Government National Transport Plan fund for the Five Mile Lane Highway Safety Improvements scheme.

 

(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 178 of the Council's Constitution.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

10.        None.

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: jlpugh@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Officers Consulted

None.

 

Responsible Officer:

John Maitland-Evans

Chief Executive