Minutes for Council meeting, Nov 26 2009, 7.00PM official page
Venue: The Guildhall, Westgate, Canterbury. View directions
Contact: Graham Finch 862 004Items No. Item
Apologies for absence
Declaration of Members' Interests
TO RECEIVE any declarations by Members regarding prejudicial or personal interests in any items on the agenda for this meeting.
To date the Chief Executive has not received notice of any petitions to be presented at the meeting. Any notifications received within the prescribed time limit will be reported to the meeting.
TO RECEIVE any announcements from the Lord Mayor, the Leader, members of the Executive or the Chief Executive.
Executive Minutes/ Reports to Full Council
(By virtue of Article 19.03 of the Council Procedure Rules, reports from the Executive containing recommendations shall be submitted for adoption by the Council, and shall formally be moved by the Leader or member of the Executive.
There are a number of references referred to in the following items that relate to background reports considered by the Executive. Members are requested to bring to the meeting their copy of the appropriate reports to the meeting. If required a copy of the reports can be made available to Members upon request to Democratic Services prior to the Council meeting. A limited number of additional copies will also be available at the Council meeting).
To consider the following recommendations of the Executive to Full Council:-
Open Space Strategy for the Canterbury District 2009 - 2014
That the revised Open Space Strategy be adopted
That the Reculver Masterplan be adopted.
Relocation of the Pier Sports Centre
TO CONSIDER the recommendations to Full Council as set out below
RESOLVED - That, subject to the financial approval of Full Council, the Executive approve the following matters:-
(a) the principles of the Funding Agreement between the City Council, Kent County Council and Herne Bay High School as set out in paragraph 20 of the report and to authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Assistant Head of Culture and Communications to complete such an agreement in a form to his satisfaction;
(b) the principles of the Partnership Agreement between the City Council and Herne Bay High School as set out in paragraph 21 of the report and to authorise the Head of Legal in consultation with the Assistant Head of Culture and Communications to complete such an agreement in a form to his satisfaction as referred to in this report;
(c) to recommend to Full Council the capital allocations referred to in this report, with any payment being subject to the satisfactory resolution of (a) and (b) above;
(d) authorisation for the development of the current outline scheme for Herons extension up to planning application and submission stage;
(e) the tendering the construction of the extension to Herons on the open market;
(f) liability for a proportion of the planning fees and design costs as set out in the report if the project does not proceed.
RECOMMENDED (to Full Council) -
(a) To commit £2m capital to the development of the new sports village at Herne Bay High School; subject to the resolution of negotiations with Kent County Council and Herne Bay High School to the satisfaction of the Chief Executive in relation to community access, governance, programming and revenue implications to the Council.
(b) To allocate a further £450,000 to the scheme should the Sport England Stage 2 application be unsuccessful.
(c) To confirm a capital allocation of £500,000 for the Herons Leisure Centre extension and prudential borrowing of up to £800,000.
(d) To agree a Pier Pavilion demolition capital allocation of £425,000, at this stage.
(e) That it is considered that what is proposed is likely to achieve the objective for the promotion or the improvement of the social well-being of its area.
Revised Benefits Fraud Prosecution and Sanction Policy and Guidance
That the policy be endorsed and adopted with immediate effect.
Procurement Strategy Annual Review
(a) That the results of past year’s work as detailed at Appendix 1 of the report be received.
(b) That the revised Procurement and Partnering Strategy as set out at Appendix 2 be adopted.
(c) That the deferral of the next review until March/April 2011 be approved.
Options Appraisal Ellen Court, Littlebourne
(a) That Option C3 - to demolish Ellen Court and replace with a scheme of 8 two-bedroom flats, 7 one-bedroom bungalows and a community room, be approved.
(b) That the estimated additional cost of £60,000 be approved.
Options Appraisal Franklyn House, Sturry
That Option C - to demolish Franklyn House and replace it with a scheme of 26 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom flats be approved.
Any recommendations from the Executive meeting on 19 November will be circulated in advance of the Council meeting.
To answer any questions from Members under Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules.
Details of any questions received will be reported at the meeting.
(Note: There is a time limit of one minute for asking a question and three minutes for its answer, with supplementary questions being allowed, with a total of 20 minutes for all questions).
Notices of Motion for consideration at this meeting
The following Notices of Motion have been received -
(A) From Councillors Vye and MacCaul
"This Council deplores the recent decision to withdraw funding from groups supporting elderly residents in the district.
During a recession it is of the utmost importance that advice and welfare benefits and support to our elderly residents is maintained.
The Council requests the Executive to reconsider its decision to withdraw funding from Canterbury Age Concern, Whitstable Age Concern, Herne Bay Age Concern and Northgate Over 60s, and to reinstate this funding in full.”
(This Notice of Motion relates to a matter that could be dealt with at the Council Meeting).
(B) From Councillors Eden-Green and Vickers
“Canterbury City Council wishes to sign up to 10:10.”
(This Notice of Motion relates to a matter that should be referred to the Executive for consideration).
Change in the membership of the Standards Committee
At the request of the Leader of the Conservative Group, TO RESOLVE that the membership of the Standards Committee for the remainder of the year 2009/10 be varied by the removal of Councillor Carnell and the addition of Councillor Reuby.
TO CONFIRM as a true record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 October 2009.
To receive the following minutes of the meetings specified and to receive questions and answers on any of the minutes
(Note: By virtue of Article19.05 of the Council Procedure Rules there shall be no amendment to resolved minutes, save on the written advice from the Monitoring Officer and/or the Chief Financial Officer).
- Minutes , 05/08/2009 Scrutiny Sub Committee, item 11a PDF 71 KB
- Minutes , 23/09/2009 Scrutiny Sub Committee, item 11a PDF 64 KB
Any other urgent business to be dealt with on the night