Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 15th June, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

428.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received at the meeting.

429.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest form attached at the back of this agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

430.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve the summary of recommendations and decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 27 April 2017, copy attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Brimm proposed, Councillor Lin Fairbrass seconded and Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the meeting held on 27 April 2017.

431.

Future Options for the Council's Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) service pdf icon PDF 386 KB

    Minutes:

    Cabinet considered proposals for upgrading the current CCTV system. The meeting was advised that some of the equipment that was part of the system had become obsolete and was no longer supported by the manufacturers. Four options were considered and Members agreed the need for an upgrade.

     

    The following Members spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Campbell;

    Councillor K. Gregory;

    Councillor Games.

     

    Councillor Brimm proposed, Councillor Townend seconded and Members agreed Option 4 which was summarised as follows:

     

    “To go into a partnership with BT for them to be responsible for all camera upgrades including equipment and network, maintenance and transmission costs. Canterbury City Council to monitor our cameras in their control centre at Canterbury.”

432.

Representation on Executive Appointed Outside Bodies for 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Members considered the proposed list of nominations for appointment on Outside Bodies for 2017/18.

     

    Councillor Wells proposed, Councillor Lin Fairbrass seconded and Cabinet agreed the list of nominations to the Executive-related outside bodies as detailed below:

     

    Agreed list of Executive Outside Bodies for the year 2017/18. (Nominations agreed by Cabinet)

     

    Name Executive of Outside Body

    No. of Reps

    Representative

    British Ports Association

    1

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    British Resorts Association (AGM, Annual Conference and Executive Meetings)

    1

    Councillor Jonathan Curran

    Community Safety Partnership

    1

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

    Domestic Violence Forum

    1 +

    1 sub

    Councillor Janet Falcon

    Councillor K Gregory (sub)

    East Kent Opportunities Ltd

    1

    Councillor Chris Wells

    East Kent Spatial Development Company

    1

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Kent Police and Crime Panel

    1

    Councillor Trevor Shonk

    Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group

    1

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Local Government Association District Councils’ Network

     

    1

    Councillor Chris Wells

    Local Government Association (General Assembly)

    1

    Councillor Chris Wells

    Local Government Association Strategic Aviation Specialist Interest Group

    1

    Councillor Derek Crow-Brown

    Margate Town Partnership

    1

    Councillor Mick Tomlinson

    South East England Councils

    1

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

    Supporting People in Kent Commissioning Body

    1

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

    Thanet Harbour Users’ Groups

    1 +

    1 sub

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Councillor L. Fairbrass (sub)

    Thanet Quality Bus Partnership

    1

    Councillor Jennifer Matterface

    Tourism South East

    1

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Your Leisure Thanet Sub Group

    2

    Councillor Suzanne Brimm

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

     

433.

Asset disposal programme 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

    Report to follow

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Feedback comments from consultation with ward councillors regarding the disposal list that Cabinet had approved on 27 April 2017. Members were advised that no adverse comments had been received. Cabinet further considered a second list of proposed assets for disposal that was due to go out for ward Member consultation.

     

    The following Members spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1:

     

    Councillor Campbell

    Councillor K. Gregory;

    Councillor Bayford.

     

    Councillor Townend proposed, Councillor Wells seconded and Cabinet agreed:

     

    1.  To proceed with the disposal of assets listed in Annex 1 with sale proceeds being used to fund the asset management and capital programmes (those properties in part B are subject to ward member consultation);

     

    2.  To proceed with the transfer of assets listed in Annex 2 to Parish & Town Councils and eligible Community Groups to ensure their continued use for the benefit of the community (those properties in part B are subject to ward member consultation);

     

    3.  To agree to further investigations being undertaken in respect of further properties to be listed and brought forward for disposal in the future.

434.

Exclusion of public and press pdf icon PDF 199 KB

435.

Improvements in housing benefit / council tax support verification process pdf icon PDF 108 KB