Decisions

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Decisions published

15/01/2019 - Minutes ref: 1797    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

THE DECISION:

 

That the decisions of the meeting held on 4 December 2018 (CA.38 – CA.46), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


15/01/2019 - Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 ref: 1795    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report introduced the requirements of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 which came into force on the 1 October 2018 and were made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the requirements of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-

 

(1)     the introduction and enforcement of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 as detailed within the report;

 

(2)     the licence fees and charges included in Appendix A of the report with future authority being delegated to the Chief Executive to review these as necessary; and

 

(3)     that the revised Animal Welfare Licensing Enforcement Policy attached at Annex B of the report be added to the Leisure and Environment Directorate Enforcement Policy.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Vikki Flowers


15/01/2019 - Commercial Property Portfolio ref: 1794    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval of the principal of acquiring commercial investment properties to generate income for the Council.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None

 

The reason for the decision:

 

The Council’s Commercial vision as set out in the Commercial Strategy was to be self-sufficient by 2020/21and not rely on Government grant to support the budget.  Cabinet was satisfied that the proposals outlined in the report supported the Council’s vision.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-

 

(1)     a total Commercial Investment Portfolio budget of £40m is approved in principal and included in the Capital Programme;

 

(2)     £10,000 is allocated to develop the acquisition strategy funded from the Income Generating Reserves as detailed in paragraph 2.9 of the report;

 

(3)     the Acquisition Strategy is reported back to Cabinet and Council for approval; and

 

(4)     that a decision on whether to proceed with the Commercial Property Investment Portfolio be made at this time and the proposed decision making process for commercial investments be approved by Cabinet.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Hannah Heinemann


15/01/2019 - Public Space Protection Orders ref: 1796    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought consideration of a proposal to implement a Public Space Protection Order at Leeming Bar and Thirsk Industrial Estates to help address persistent anti-social behaviour.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied that the implementation of the Public Space Protection Order was necessary in order to help address anti-social behaviour displayed predominately by lorry drivers in the Leeming Bar and Thirsk Industrial Estates.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-

 

(1)     the implementation of a Public Space Protection Order and an effective enforcement regime on the Leeming Bar Estate and surrounding area as identified in paragraph 1.12 of the report;

 

(2)     a detailed review of the Leeming Bar area Public Space Protection Order following the initial 6 month period;

 

(3)     following the outcome of the initial 6 month review of the Leeming Bar Public Space Protection Order and the specific circumstances in relation to Thirsk Industrial Estate, consideration of implementing a Public Space Protection Order at Thirsk Industrial Estate, with decision making authority delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader; and

 

(4)     that Fixed Penalty Notices are set at £100, with authority delegated to the Chief Executive to review these as appropriate.

Wards affected: Bedale Ward; Thirsk Ward;

Lead officer: Lisa Wilson


31/01/2019 - New iPad Pro ref: 1792    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 31/01/2019

Decision:

New ipad pro at a cost £1147.56 for member of staff

Lead officer: ICT Support