Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 10.30 am

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

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

SC.3

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 14 February and 21 May 2019 (SC.26 – SC.29 and SC.1 – SC.2), previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 14 February and 21 May 2019 (SC.26 – SC.29 and SC.1 – SC.2), previously circulated, be signed as correct records.

SC.4

Council Performance 2018/19 (Quarter 4) pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Report of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer) presented a report setting out the final report on the Council’s Performance on the Council Plan for 2015-2019.  The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to at the meeting.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the progress made against at Q4 of 2018/19 against the Council Plan for 2015-2019, as detailed within Annex A of the report, be noted.

SC.5

Review of Risk Management pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer) presented the quarterly monitoring report on the strategic risks affecting the Council.

 

To ensure that strategic risks 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 quarterly report on the strategic risks affecting the Council and the actions that are in place to mitigate the impact upon the Council of each risk be noted.

SC.6

Policy Review Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Report of the Chairman of Scrutiny Committee

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to areas of policy review work for 2019/20 and a number of suggestions were discussed at length. These included the Enforcement Policy on Fly-Tipping; Promoting Economic Vitality (including Markets); Planning Enforcement; Enhancing Health and Wellbeing and Recycling.  In considering topics for review, Members were reminded to consider the key priorities as detailed within the Council Plan.  The Committee was informed that the new Council Plan for 2019-2023 would be approved by Council in September 2019.

 

The Committee agreed that, as the reviews on Enforcement Policy on Fly-Tipping and Promoting Economic Vitality (including Markets) had recently been undertaken and concluded, it would be beneficial to receive an update on the implementation of the recommendations from these reviews at their next meeting in July.

 

During discussions regarding Driving Economic Vitality, the Committee suggested that it would be beneficial to all Members of the Council to receive an update on the current position regarding the Central Northallerton Development and the progress regarding the Treadmills and requested that a seminar be arranged for this purpose.

 

Members suggested that two topics be prioritised for in depth review, these being Recycling and Enhancing Health and Wellbeing.  The Committee agreed to proceed with the policy review on Recycling in the first instance and the review on Enhancing Health and Wellbeing be considered at a future meeting of the Committee.

 

The Committee requested that a Project Plan for the review on Recycling be produced for consideration at the Committee’s next meeting on 18 July 2019.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     an update be provided to the Committee at the meeting in July 2019 regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the policy reviews on the Enforcement Policy on Fly-Tipping; and Driving Economic Vitality (including Markets); and

 

(2)     a draft project plan be produced for the in-depth policy review on Recycling for consideration at the Committee’s next meeting on 18 July 2019.