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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

390.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

391.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

392.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting on 27 April 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

393.

Appointments by the Executive pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Decision:

THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE AGREED.  In addition Councillors Hull and Webbe were appointed as members of the Shared ICT and Digital Service Joint Committee and Councillor Shaikh was appointed as substitute, for the municipal year 2017/18.

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

The recommendations were agreed, including the additional recommendation 6 below:

 

1.    That Councillor Richard Watts (Chair), Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Councillor Diarmaid Ward be appointed as members of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed and that Councillors Burgess, Caluori, Hull, Shaikh and Councillor Webbe be appointed as substitutes, for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed.

2.    That Councillor Raphael Andrews, Councillor Mouna Hamitouche and Councillor Theresa Debono be appointed as observers of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee, for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed.

3.    That Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz be appointed to the Associated Joint Committee – London Councils’ Grants Committee for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed and Councillors Burgess, Hull, Shaikh and Councillor Webbe be appointed as deputies, for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed.

4.    That Councillor Diarmaid Ward be appointed as member of the LHC (London Housing Consortium) for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed.

5.    That Councillor Richard Greening be appointed as the Council’s representative on the London Council’s Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed and Councillor Andy Hull be appointed as substitute, for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed.

6.    That Councillors Hull and Webbe be appointed as members of the Shared ICT and Digital Service Joint Committee for the municipal year 2017/2018, or until successors are appointed and that Councillor Shaikh was appointed as substitute, for the municipal year 2017/18, or until successors are appointed.


Reason for decision – to enable the Council’s representatives to participate in meetings.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

394.

Provisional 2016-17 Outturn pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.      That the overall provisional 2016-17 revenue outturn for the General Fund (Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report) of a gross overspend of £1.5m and a net break-even position after a proposed clawback of £1.5m from departmental carry-forwards be agreed.  This means that the Council does not need to use any of the £3m contingency reserve balance for 2016-17, leaving this for use towards any 2017-18 General Fund overspend (section 3 of the report).

2.            That the departmental carry-forwards and transfers to reserves, net of the proposed clawback of £1.5m, detailed in Appendix 2 of the report (Section 4, Paragraphs 4.23 to 4.24 of the report) be agreed.

3.            That the HRA is forecast to break-even in 2016-17 be noted (Section 5, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report).

4.            That the Council delivered £110.4m of capital investment in 2016-17 be noted.  That the provisional funding of the programme, re-profiling to/from approved future year budgets and related reserves movements be agreed.  That the capital investment of £110.4m represents 111% of the 2016-17 capital budget and means bringing forward £11.1m of capital resources from 2017-18 be noted.  This is primarily due to the new homes programme progressing quicker than estimated before the start of the financial year (Section 6, Tables 2-3 and Appendix 3 of the report).

5.            That the provisional outturn position for the Council’s sundry income management (Section 7 of the report) and the council tax and business rates collection (Section 8 and Table 4 of the report) be noted.

6.            That the progress on the closing of the 2016-17 accounts be noted and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources to agree any final changes to the accounts (including capital financing and re-profiling of resources to/from future financial years) prior to their submission to the auditor by 30th June 2017 (Section 9 of the report) be agreed.

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – to allow Councillors to monitor the budget.
Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

395.

Adoption of revised Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the results of the public consultation on the draft Revised SCI that took place between Friday 30 September and Monday 28 November 2016 (attached at Appendix 2 to the report) be noted.

2.    That the adoption the revised Statement of Community Involvement (attached at Appendix 1 to the report) be agreed.

3.    That that further updates to the processes of community involvement in planning may be required in future as a result of future additional planning reforms following the Housing and Planning Act (2016) as well as those proposed as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill (2017) that is currently going through Parliament be noted.

4.    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration to make further minor changes to the SCI, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Development be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to provide a clear and up-to-date framework for stakeholders who have an interest in planning in the borough to get involved.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

396.

Wellbeing Partnership - Memorandum of understanding pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the London Borough of Islington to become a signatory of the Haringey and Islington Wellbeing Partnership Agreement be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – To enable services to focus on residents needs and remove organisational boundaries.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

397.

Tufnell Park Primary School - expansion to 3 forms of entry pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the permanent expansion of Tufnell Park Primary School to a three form entry school from September 2019 be agreed.

2.    That the responses to the public consultation in Appendix A to the report be noted.

Reason for decision – to meet rising demand for reception class places

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

398.

Mount Carmel proposed 125 year lease of Land to COLA Highgate Hill pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the establishment of new a co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy (Highgate Hill Academy on the Mount Carmel site sponsored by the City of London Corporation with effect from 1 September 2017) be agreed.

2.    That the grant of a 125 year lease at a peppercorn rent of the former Mount Carmel School Site, as shown edged red on the plan attached to the report as Appendix 2, to the City of London Academies Trust be agreed.

3.    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, the Executive Member for Finance, Performance and Community Safety, the Corporate Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Law and Governance, to conclude the negotiation and final terms of the lease in accordance with the Heads of Terms set out in Exempt Appendix 1 to the report be agreed.

4.    That the facilities management agreement in respect of Mount Carmel School between the Council and Transform Islington Limited will terminate no later than 31 August 2017 be noted.

5.    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, the Executive Member for Finance, Performance and Community Safety and the Corporate Director of Children’s Services to agree the final costs of terminating the facilities management agreement in respect of Mount Carmel School between the Council and Transform Islington Limited be agreed.

6.    That the Director of Law and Governance be authorised to apply to the Secretary of State for consent to grant the lease of the Mount Carmel School Site  to the City of London Academies Trust under Para.4 of Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010 be agreed.

Reason for decision – to assist in addressing the current shortage of boy’s places at Islington secondary schools. Existing pupils at Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls will be able to transfer to the new academy.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

399.

Procurement Strategy for the Schools Catering Contract pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the procurement strategy for a joint procurement with the London Borough of Camden but with separate contracts for each authority as outlined in the report be agreed. 

2.    That authority to award the contract be delegated to the Corporate Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Executive Member for Children, Young People & Families.

 

Reason for decision – to ensure continued service provision.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

400.

Contract Award - Temporary Accommodation pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the award of a Framework Agreement for the Procurement and Management of emergency licensed Nightly Purchased Accommodation  (Lot 1) to the 14 providers listed in Exempt Appendix 1 of the report be agreed.

2.    That the award of a Framework Agreement for the Procurement and Management of longer term leased Temporary Accommodation (Lot 2) to the 12 providers listed in Exempt Appendix 1 of the report be agreed.  

3.    That the award of both Framework Agreements to the 16 providers listed in Exempt Appendix 1 to the report be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to enable the council to fulfil its statutory duties.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

401.

Mount Carmel proposed 125 year lease of Land to COLA Highgate Hill - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the information in the exempt appendix to Agenda item C9 be noted (see Minute 398 for decision).

402.

Contract Award - Temporary Accommodation - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the information in the exempt appendix to Agenda item D11 be noted (see Minute 400 for decision).