Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 7th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber

Contact: Mark Hooper 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Money Matters 2021/22 : Review of Financial Performance Against the Financial Strategy

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Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.        Noted the report and issues raised within and agreed that Leadership Team with Cabinet Members will continue to closely monitor and manage the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

1.2.        Recommended that Council update the Medium Term Financial Strategy to repurpose the earmarked reserves identified in the Cabinet report at paragraphs 3.10 and 3.11 of £775,923 to new earmarked reserves identified at paragraph 3.12.

4.

New Lichfield Leisure Centre Facility Mix

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Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.         Approved the proposed outline configuration of the new Lichfield Leisure Centre.

 

1.2.         Approved further development of the project, including site feasibility exploration, undertaking broad community engagement and consultation, obtaining planning permission and developing further external funding applications where opportunity permits.

 

1.3.         Delegated authority to make further amendments to the configuration and layout of the centre design to the Cabinet Member for Major Projects and the Head of Operational Services if these are essential to ensure deliverability.

5.

Introduction of Dual Stream Recycling in 2022 and Associated Financial Matters

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Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.        Determined that the level of financial support from Staffordshire County Council as set out in Section 4 of the Cabinet report, to support the introduction of dual stream recycling, is acceptable.

 

1.2.        Approved the Joint Waste Service implement Dual Stream Recycling in Lichfield from April 2022.

 

1.3.        Delegated responsibility to the Head of Operational Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Recycling, and Tamworth Borough Council, for the implementation of dual stream recycling across both authorities in by April 2022.

 

1.4.        Recommended that Council update the Medium Term Financial Strategy based on the additional financial implications of the selected option:

 

·         Dual Stream Recycling:

 

o   To increase the revenue budget by an annual net cost of £73,000 (Full Cost £252,000 offset by SCC of £126,000 and Tamworth BC of £53,000) in 2022/23 increasing to £82,000 (Full Cost £267,000 offset by SCC of £126,000 and Tamworth BC of £59,000) in 2025/26 as detailed in the financial implications section of the Cabinet report.

o   To increase the revenue budget for a one off cost for transition of £68,000. The full cost offset by SCC of £34,000 (capped at £94,000) and Tamworth BC of £34,000 in 2022/23.

o   To include a project in the Capital Programme for Bins/Bags acquisition in 2021/22 of £229,000. This project will be funded by a contribution of £95,000 from Tamworth BC and the Council’s share of £134,000 from the waste property growth earmarked reserve.

 

·         Comingled Recycling:

 

o   To increase the revenue budget by an annual net cost of £51,000 from 2022/23 onwards as detailed in the financial implications section.

6.

Extension to the Contract for the Treatment of Garden Waste

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Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.         Approved an extension to the existing contract for the treatment of garden waste with Greener Composting Ltd for a period of three years from 13th October 2021.

7.

Procurement Matters Update

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.         Approved the updated Action Plan at Appendix A of the Cabinet report and noted the contents of this report.

8.

Review of the Development Management Service Structure

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.         Approved the proposed Development Management Service revised structure and agrees to the principle of the addition of market supplements for the senior/team leaders’ posts.

 

1.2.         Approved an increase in the Revenue Base Budget (totalling £1.13m for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26) detailed in the financial implications section.