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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

204.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Shaikh.

 

205.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

 

Councillors Hull and Webbe declared an interest in item E14 ‘Amendment to the iCo Constitution’.

206.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Decision:

Noted.

 

Minutes:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting on 22 October 2015 be confirmed as a correct record of the meeting and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

 

207.

Corporate Health and Safety Policy pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Council’s Corporate Health and Safety Policy at Appendix 1 to the report be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to comply with Section 2(3) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

208.

Budget Monitor - Month 6 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.        That the overall forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund of a £3.5m overspend be noted, and that in the event of an overall overspend at the end of the financial year this would be funded from the one-off corporate contingency reserve of £3.5m in the first instance be agreed. (Paragraphs 3.1 and 4.11, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report).

1.2.        That the HRA is forecast to break-even over the financial year be noted. (Paragraph 3.1, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report).

 

1.3.        That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £106.5m in 2015-16 be noted. (Paragraph 6.1, Table 2 and Appendix 2 of the report).

 

Reason for decision – to allow Members to monitor the budget.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

209.

Fuel Poverty Scrutiny Review - Executive Member's response to the recommendations pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:


RESOLVED:
 

That the actions being taken forward to address the recommendations of the Environment & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee on fuel poverty be noted.

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the scrutiny committee’s recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

210.

Estate Services Management Scrutiny Review - Executive Member's response to the recommendations pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the approaches set out in 4.1 to 4.11 of this paper be agreed

2.    That officers report back on progress made, to the Housing Scrutiny Committee in 12 months be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the scrutiny committee’s recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

 

211.

Scaffolding Scrutiny Review - Executive Members response to the recommendations pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:


RESOLVED:

That the Executive’s response to the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee as set out in section 4 of the report be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the scrutiny committee’s recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

212.

Impact of Early Interventions Scrutiny Review - Executive Member's response to the recommendations pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:


RESOLVED:

1.            That findings of the Early Help Scrutiny Review be welcomed.

2.            That the responses to the recommendations of the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee as set out in section 4 of the report be agreed.

3.                        That officers report back on progress to the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee in one year’s time be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the scrutiny committee’s recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

213.

Patient Feedback Mini Scrutiny Review - Executive Member's response to the recommendations pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the actions being taken forward to address the recommendations of the Health Scrutiny Committee in relation to patient feedback be noted.


Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the scrutiny committee’s recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

 

214.

Controlled Parking Zone review pdf icon PDF 682 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the results of the public consultation that took place on the CPZ review between July and September 2015 be noted.

 

That implementation of the changes to CPZ C as set out in para 3.26 of the report be agreed.

That implementation of the changes to CPZ K as set out in para 3.27 of the report be agreed.

 

That the Council will investigate and potentially increase cycle parking provision, as well  as installing Electric Vehicle Charging Points where possible in CPZ C, as set out in paragraph 3.29 of the report be noted.
 

That authority be delegated to  the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration to consider objections to the statutory traffic management order (TMO) consultations be agreed.


Reason for decision – to ease parking pressures in CPZs C and K, by implementing the changes supported by local residents following consultation. 

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

215.

Crouch Hill and Hornsey Rise Neighbourhood Area Designation pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

Mr Adam Cook asked for an update on progress with the Neighbourhood Forum,  CDER to respond in writing.

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the summary of responses to the consultation on the application for the Crouch Hill and Hornsey Rise Neighbourhood Area, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report be noted.

2.    That designation of a Neighbourhood Area with a boundary, as identified on the map in the submitted Neighbourhood Area application at Appendix 1 of the report, be agreed, and that it will be known as the Crouch Hill and Hornsey Rise Neighbourhood Area, be agreed, pursuant to Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Reason for decision – to comply with the provisions of Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended); and guidance in the PPG.
Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

216.

Cemeteries Fees and Charges 2016 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the fees and charges detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be agreed for introduction on the 1st January 2016.

2.    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment and Transport, to agree any in-year changes to Cemeteries fees and charges be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to ensure that the cemetery service can continue to offer an excellent service at an affordable price.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Councillor Watts recorded his thanks to the Cemetery service for organising the Remembrance Service events across the borough.

217.

Amendment to iCo Constitution pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

Councillors Hull and Webbe declared an interest and left the meeting for the duration of the item.

 

RESOLVED:
 

1.   That the Business Case for iCo to carry out activities related to the buying, selling, renting and/or management of properties, including properties that are sold to or transferred to the Company by Islington Council, be agreed.

2.   That the amendment of iCo’s articles as set out in Paragraph 3.5 of the report be agreed.

3.   That granting 125 year leases of the Properties listed below to iCo at market value, as  determined by the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources, be agreed:

 

·            29 – 33 Old Street

·            49 – 59 Old Street

·            69 – 85 Old Street

·            41-47 Old Street

·            Car Park (rear of 29-85 Old Street)

·            168 Mackenzie Road

·            Grant Street (off Chapel Market),

·            48 Seven Sisters Road

·            90-92 Upper Street.

 

4.   That a loan to iCo on commercial terms sufficient for iCo to purchase the Properties be agreed.

5.   That the change of iCo’s accounting reference date to 31 March be agreed

 

Reason for decision – to protect vital services by generating income.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

218.

Procurement Strategy for Mental Health Housing Support Services pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the proposed procurement strategy for Mental Health supported housing services for Islington residents as outlined within the report be agreed.

2.    That it be noted that the Executive will be asked to approve the award of the contract at the conclusion of the procurement process.

 

Reason for decision – to continue to provide an essential service for vulnerable adults.  

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

219.

Procurement Strategy for Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the procurement strategy for a Mental Health Intermediate Crisis Care Pathway as outlined in the report be agreed. 

 

Reason for decision – to support the delivery of an Integrated Mental Health Intermediate Care Pathway for crisis care.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

220.

Contract award for the construction of 47 new homes and associated improvements for the King Square Estate, Goswell Rd EC1V 7PB pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the award a Design and Build Construction (D&B) contract to Higgins Construction Plc in the sum of £11,634,794 for the construction of 47 new homes and associated improvements for the King Square Estate, comprising Phase One of the King Square development and regeneration project, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to award the contract to the success contractor following completion of a competitive tender process.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

221.

Amendment to iCo Constitution - Exempt Appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

That the information in the exempt appendix to Agenda item E14 be noted (see Minute 217 for decision).

222.

Contract Award - Construction of 47 new homes and associated improvements for the King Square Estate, Goswell Rd EC1V 7PB (KSE Phase 1) - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

That the information in the exempt appendix to Agenda item F17 be noted (see Minute 220 for decision).