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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Cabinet: 3rd September, 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 by the former Chief Executive 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 accept the funding being made available through borrowing, following the successful acceptance of the Council's Business Justification Case by the Welsh Government, within the Capital Programme for 2012/13. The borrowing is in the sum of £2.23m. p. a. over the period 2012/13 to 2014/15 and is for highway improvement investment.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment)

 

(b)       Authority to award the tender in respect of software licensing to Microsoft in order that an order may be placed with the supplier before the end of June 2012.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources)

 

(c)        Authority to accept grant funding to the value of £35k. to enable the Passenger Transportation Collaboration study for the South East Wales area and £10k. for preparatory works and feasibility for the Cogan Station Park and Ride in 2012/13 from the SEWTA Regional Transport Consortia Grant fund, and to include the same in the Capital Programme.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment)

 

(d)       Authority to permit Llantwit Major AFC to temporarily close pedestrian access to part of Windmill Lane Playing Fields during the first 45 minutes of any Welsh League 3rd Division Matches.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment)

 

(e)       Authority to appoint the Leader and the Cabinet Member for Children's Services to sit on the Shadow JES Joint Committee prior to the first meeting of the same.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources)

 

(f)         Authority to transfer £12k. from the underspent project at St. Illtyd Primary School to the Albert Primary School scheme and to increase the budget to £87k. to meet funding requirements.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning)

 

(g)       Authority to transfer the whole of the approved budget of £30k. (allocated for the over-boarding of ceilings at Cogan Primary School) to Ysgol Sant Baruc to undertake the over-boarding of ceilings at that school during the forthcoming summer holidays.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning)

 

(h)        Authority to respond to the Welsh Government in relation to issues set out in the Green Paper (Working Together for Wales: the Perfect Service Workforce) by the deadline of 31st July, 2012.

 

Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources)

 

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment.

 

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

5.             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)

6.             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

7.             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)

8.             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

9.             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

10.        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)

11.        None.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

12.        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:

Sian Davies

Managing Director

 

 

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