Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

59.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

60.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2018 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

61.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

62.

Written Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

The question, together with the answer, is appended to the minutes.

63.

Written Questions from Councillors

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

64.

Petitions

To consider any petitions that have been referred to the Cabinet under the Council’s Petition Scheme.

64a

Policing in the Town Centre

Petition from Councillor Tony Edwards.

 

“Harlow Town Centre needs a visible ongoing Police presence to tackle the increase in crime.”

Minutes:

In the absence of Councillor Tony Edwards due to ill health, Councillor Chris Vince presented the petition to Cabinet.

 

The Leader said that the petition would be included in the evidence base of the Scrutiny Committee’s Review of Policing in the Town.

 

RESOLVED that the petition was noted.

 

 

65.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To note the Forward Plan, which lists all upcoming Cabinet decisions and provides notice of key decisions and those expected to be taken in private session.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan is noted.

66.

Recent Decisions Taken by The Leader, Deputy or Portfolio Holder(s)

There have not been any decisions taken by Portfolio Holders under delegated powers since the last meeting of the Cabinet.

Minutes:

None.

67.

Review of Enterprise Zone Business Rates Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The revised Business Rates Relief Policy, attached as Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report which proposed amendments to the Council’s Enterprise Zone Business Rates Relief Policy.

 

Proposed by Councillor Emma Toal (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall) it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The revised Business Rates Relief Policy, attached as Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

68.

Contract Award for External Refurbishment Works to 15-96 and 129-312 The Hides pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The most economically advantageous tender submitted by Contractor D be accepted in the sum of £929,376.35 for the delivery of the external refurbishment works programme subject to contract and Leaseholder consultation.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report to award a contract to carry out a range of external refurbishment works to 15-96 and 129-312 The Hides.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mark Wilkinson (seconded by Councillor Emma Toal) it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The most economically advantageous tender submitted by Contractor D be accepted in the sum of £929,376.35 for the delivery of the external refurbishment works programme subject to contract and Leaseholder consultation.

69.

Contract Award for External Refurbishment Works to 7-255 The Hornbeams pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The most economically advantageous tender submitted by Contractor E be accepted in the sum of £355,809.85 for the delivery of the external refurbishment works as detailed subject to contract and Leaseholder consultation.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report to award a contract to carry out a range of external refurbishment works to 7-255 The Hornbeams.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mark Wilkinson (seconded by Councillor Emma Toal) it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The most economically advantageous tender submitted by Contractor E be accepted in the sum of £355,809.85 for the delivery of the external refurbishment works as detailed subject to contract and Leaseholder consultation.

70.

Appointments to Cabinet Overview Working Group, Panels and Partnership Bodies pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that appointments were made to the Cabinet Overview Working Group, Panels and Partnership Bodies as appended to the minutes.

71.

Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan 2018/19

To add the following items to the Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan:

 

a)    Houses of Multiple Occupation; and

 

b)    Housing Strategy.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Houses of Multiple Occupation and the Housing Strategy be added to the Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan.

72.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

None.

Minutes:

None.

73.

Minutes of Panels/Working Groups

To note the following draft minutes of Cabinet appointed bodies. Minutes remain draft until approved by the relevant body.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings are noted.

73a

Minutes of meeting Monday, 17 September 2018 of Harlow Local Highways Panel pdf icon PDF 1 MB

74.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.