Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 24th October, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Main Committee Room, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Rotary Way, Northallerton, DL6 2UU

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

SC.14

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019 (SC.11 - SC.13), previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 September 2019 (SC.11 - SC.13), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

SC.15

Council Performance 2019/20 (Quarter 1) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer) presented a report setting out the Quarter 1 Performance for 2019/20.  The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to at the meeting and where further information was requested it was agreed that the Committee would be provided with this information separately.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That progress made against the Council Plan 2019-2023 for Quarter 1, as detailed within Annex A of the report, be noted.

SC.16

Review of Risk Management pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer) presented the quarterly monitoring report on the strategic risks affecting the Council.  It was noted that an updated Risk Management Framework had been approved by Audit, Governance and Standards Committee at their meeting held on 22 October 2019.

 

To ensure that the risks contained within the Risk Management Framework were appropriately measured and that suitable actions were undertaken to mitigate the effect of each risk it had been agreed that the Scrutiny Committee would receive a quarterly monitoring report.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Corporate Risks, Key Corporate Project Risks and General Risks with a net risk appetite threshold equalling 12 or above be noted.

SC.17

Policy Review - Recycling pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Report of the Chairman

Minutes:

A report of the Chairman of the Committee was considered which reminded the Committee of the terms of reference of the review and of information which had been identified in the project plan.

 

Paul Staines, Director of Environment and Gary Brown, Operations Manager attended the meeting to provide evidence.  A number of questions were asked by the Committee which were responded to at the meeting.

 

(A full account of the questions raised and responses is available as part of the Committee’s records).

 

The Committee was satisfied with the information provided, but considered it needed more information on issues raised and additional evidence in order to progress the review.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     the information provided so far be received; and

 

(2)     Paul Staines, Director of Environment and Mr Geoff Green from UPM, be invited to attend the next meeting of the Committee in November 2019.

 

 

Note:Councillor D Watkins arrived at the meeting at 9.50am during discussion of the above item.