Decisions

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Decisions published

12/09/2019 - Disposal of Land Adjacent to the Old Harlow Medical Centre ref: 640    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 21/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Declared the land adjacent to the Old Harlow Medical Centre as surplus to requirements.

 

B     Approved plans to dispose of the freehold interest in the subject land for use as part of the existing Medical Centre.

 

C     Delegated to the Head of Finance and Deputy to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, the authority to negotiate and finalise the terms of the disposal and (subject to being satisfied that it would be for the best consideration reasonably obtainable) thereafter procure the legal completion of the sale documentation. 

Wards affected: Old Harlow;

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


12/09/2019 - Building Cleaning Contract ref: 639    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 21/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved, subject to formal contract, a building cleaning contract with HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd (HTS) for a period of three years with an option, at the sole discretion of the Council, to break the contract at the end of year one by giving no less than four months’ notice subject to agreement of the terms and conditions and;

 

i)              The conclusion of mandatory formal consultation with the transferee’s existing employees and confirmation that HTS will provide pension protection which is the same as, broadly comparable or better than those they had the right to acquire prior to the transfer and;

 

ii)             Clarification on the final cost of the new services taking into account the matters above.

 

B     Granted delegated authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make the necessary legal and financial arrangements to award the contract.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


12/09/2019 - Annual Treasury Management Report 2018/19 ref: 638    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommended to Full Council:

 

A     The annual Treasury Management Report for 2018/19, as set out in Appendix A to the report, including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2018/19, be noted and approved.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


12/09/2019 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2019/20 ref: 637    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the progress in the delivery of the Council’s Housing and Non Housing Capital Programmes as at Quarter 1 (30 June 2019) as follows:

 

i)              Housing Capital Programme – forecast outturn £23,743,000 (original estimate £24,044,000).

 

ii)             Non Housing Capital Programme – forecast outturn £15,618,000 (original estimate £11,156,000). The outturn includes a new budget for work to Enterprise Zone Plot H “Modus” approved by Cabinet on 20 June 2019 with a £7.2 million budget as set out in Annex A14 to the report.

 

B     Approved the revised Housing Capital Programme for 2019/20 outlined in paragraph 19 to the report.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


12/09/2019 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2019/20 ref: 636    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted:

 

i)              A favourable variation against the approved Housing Revenue Account (HRA) operational/controllable budget of £140,000 representing (-)0.02 per cent of the gross HRA budget.

 

ii)             An unfavourable non-operational variance of £3,200,000 representing 0.57 per cent of gross HRA budget which includes adjustments to housing capital programme financing as a result of the re-alignment of budgets and changes to proposed funding which increases the anticipated direct revenue contribution required in 2019/20.

 

B     Noted the forecast balance at 31 March 2020, of £3,983,000 in respect of the HRA and nil in respect of the Major Repairs Reserve (MRR).

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


12/09/2019 - Joint Finance and Performance Report, Quarter 1 2019/20 ref: 635    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the projected outturn position set out in sections three and four of Appendix A to the report for the first quarter (April – June) of 2019/20 as follow:

 

i)              An adverse variation on controllable budgets of £215,000 representing 0.4 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

ii)             A total projected overspend of £46,000 representing 0.08 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

iii)            The Council performance on or above target for 47 out of 49 (96 per cent) of its quarterly performance indicators.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman