Decisions

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Decisions published

30/07/2020 - VAT – Partial Exemption ref: 1963    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

Decision:

That:-
(1)a ‘vehicle’ is set up as detailed in paragraphs 2.8 – 2.11 of the report;
(2)the detailed operation of the “vehicle” be determined following an assessment of the strategic, legal and operational arrangements;
(3)stakeholder and community consultation take place on the operation of a “vehicle” and its broader potential;
(4)the Chief Executive is appointed as the Director of the ‘vehicle' and that the Deputy Chief Executive manages the relationship from the Council’s perspective; and
(5)an application be made for “admitted body status” to the North Yorkshire Pension Fund for the new ‘vehicle’.

Lead officer: Justin Ives


30/07/2020 - Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Improvement Project ref: 1962    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

Decision:

That:-
(1)that the preferred option to refurbish and extend the centre be approved as described in paragraph 1.11 of the report;
(2)the preferred option is funded as described in section 4.0 of the report;
(3)the financing of the scheme is delegated to the Director of Finance and Commercial (S151 Officer) as detailed in paragraph 4.6 of the report;
(4)Alliance Leisure Services Ltd is commissioned to deliver this project including the undertaking of a exercise to determine the cost certainty before commencement;
(5)subject to the limits of flexibility set out in paragraph 1.14 of the report, the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader is authorised to approve the project following the cost certainty exercise;
(6)monitoring and review of project delivery is undertaken by Management Team, with regular update reports provided to Council Members; and
(7)a planning application is submitted.

Lead officer: Justin Ives


30/07/2020 - Purchase Dell Laptops ref: 1964    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer)

Decision published: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

Decision:

Purchase 30 Dell Vostro 5490 at £15,660.00.

Lead officer: Jenny Pan


30/07/2020 - Purchase Network equipment ref: 1960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance and Commercial (s151 Officer)

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

Decision:

Purchase 2 switches plus delivery at £2307.58.

Lead officer: Jenny Pan


28/07/2020 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 1958    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

The Decision:

 

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public were excluded from the meeting during consideration of the items of business at minute no CA.67 on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as the Cabinet was satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.


28/07/2020 - VAT - Partial Exemption ref: 1959    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Louise Branford-White


28/07/2020 - Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Improvement Project ref: 1957    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

Within the Council Plan, 2019-23, ‘Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Improvements’ were identified as a key project. This project was part of the Council’s strategy to invest in leisure facilities across the district. This report sought approval for delivery of a scheme of improvements at Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre, and the submission of a planning application at the relevant time.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The options considered were set out in the report.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied that preferred option to refurbish and extend the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre would provide an improved community facility in line with the Council’s priority Enhancing Health and Wellbeing.

 

The Decision:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-

 

(1)       that the preferred option to refurbish and extend the centre be approved as described in paragraph 1.11 of the report;

 

(2)       the preferred option is funded as described in section 4.0 of the report;

 

(3)       the financing of the scheme is delegated to the Director of Finance and Commercial (S151 Officer) as detailed in paragraph 4.6 of the report;

 

(4)       Alliance Leisure Services Ltd is commissioned to deliver this project including the undertaking of a exercise to determine the cost certainty before commencement;

 

(5)       subject to the limits of flexibility set out in paragraph 1.14 of the report, the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader is authorised to approve the project following the cost certainty exercise;

 

(6)       monitoring and review of project delivery is undertaken by Management Team, with regular update reports provided to Council Members; and

 

(7)       a planning application is submitted.

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Councillor M S Robson declared a personal interest as Chairman of the Thirsk and Sowerby Flatts Preservation Trust and also as Chairman of the Thirsk and Sowerby Swimming Baths Charity.  Councillor Robson left the meeting at 9.58am prior to any discussion or voting on the above item.

 

Councillor P R Wilkinson in the chair.

 

Councillor D B Elders (in attendance) declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of the Thirsk and Sowerby Flatts Preservation Trust during discussion of the above item.

 

Councillor M S Robson returned to the meeting at 10.18am prior to any discussion and voting on the following item.

 

Councillor M S Robson in the chair.

 

Wards affected: Sowerby and Topcliffe Ward; Thirsk Ward;

Lead officer: Steven Lister


28/07/2020 - Devolution ref: 1956    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 11/08/2020

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report asked Cabinet to make a decision on the submission of the devolution proposal to Government for North Yorkshire and the City of York and to consider jointly commissioning with other North Yorkshire District Councils work on unitary authority options.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

Cabinet considered the options as contained within the report.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was not satisfied that there was sufficient information contained with the report to make an informed decision and suggested that further consideration of this matter be deferred until the white paper is published by Government.

 

The Decision:

 

That:-

 

(1)     Cabinet defers any decision to submit the ‘asks list’ at this stage to await further information and the publication of the white paper; and

 

(2)     approval be given to jointly commission with other North Yorkshire District Councils work on unitary authority options and agreement of the sum is delegated to the Chief Executive.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Justin Ives


23/07/2020 - Dispensation for Non-Attendance at Council Meetings due to Covid-19 Pandemic ref: 1955    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 23/07/2020

Decision:

That pursuant to his delegated authority and for reasons arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic the Chief Executive approves a dispensation for each Member from attending meetings of the Council until 20 December 2020.

Lead officer: Justin Ives