Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 14th November, 2019 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

Items
No. Item

609.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies made at the meeting.

610.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form

Minutes:

Councillor Yates made a declaration of interest on Agenda Item 8 (Replacement of Berth 4/5 (Port of Ramsgate) and Provision of Commercial Berth (Ramsgate Harbour).

611.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the summary of recommendations and decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 17 October 2019, copy attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Everitt proposed, Councillor Albon seconded and Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the meeting held on 22 October 2019.

612.

2019-20 Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 197 KB

613.

2019-20 Mid-Year Treasury Management Review pdf icon PDF 618 KB

614.

Fees and Charges for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Members considered the proposed fees and charges that would subsequently be presented to Council on 5th December for approval. The proposed overall increase was in the region of 2.5% and would generate an additional £208,000 to help reduce the 2020-21 budget gap. The report summarised the main proposed changes to fees and charges, with the details set out in annex 1 to the cabinet report.

     

    These proposals for the forthcoming year had been reviewed by the Fees and Charges Cabinet Advisory Group on 10th October and by OSP on 22nd October. The proposed fees and charges presented to Cabinet reflected and included the recommendations from these meetings.

     

    Officers were requested to look at best practice from other councils, to see whether new creative ideas could be developed that would provide a range of options that could potentially meet council budget objectives in the medium term.

     

    Councillor Yates proposed, Councillor Albon seconded and Members agreed the following:

     

    1.  To approve the fees and charges as listed in Annex 1 (to the Cabinet report);

     

    2.  To recommend the agreed fees and charges to Full Council for final decision.

615.

Executive Appointed Outside Bodies for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Due to in-year changes to the Council administration, Cabinet agreed to make changes to the council representation on executive appointed outside bodies.

     

    Councillor Everitt proposed, Councillor Duckworth seconded and Cabinet agreed the following nominations on executive appointed outside bodies for the remaining part of 2019/20:

     

    List of Executive Appointed Outside Bodies – for 2019/20

     

    Name of Outside Body

    No. of

    Reps

    Representatives

    2019/20

    British Ports Association

    1

    Cllr Everitt

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

    1

    Cllr Duckworth

    Community Safety Partnership

    1

    Cllr Whitehead

    Domestic Violence Forum

    1 +

    1 sub

    Cllr Whitehead

    East Kent Opportunities Ltd

    1

    Cllr Everitt

    East Kent Spatial Development Company

    1

    Cllr Albon

    Kent Police and Crime Panel

    1

    Cllr Game

    Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group

    1

    Cllr Duckworth

    Local Government Association District Councils’ Network

    1

    Cllr Everitt

    Local Government Association (General Assembly)

    1

    Cllr Everitt

    Local Government Association Strategic Aviation Specialist Interest Group

    1

    Cllr Albon

    Margate Town Partnership

    1

    Cllr Tomlinson

    South East England Councils

    1

    Cllr Everitt

    Supporting People in Kent Commissioning Body

    1

    Cllr Whitehead

    Thanet Harbour Users’ Groups

    1 +

    1 sub

    Cllr Albon +

    Cllr Duckworth

    Thanet Quality Bus Partnership

    1

    Cllr Gregory

    Tourism South East

    1

    Cllr Duckworth

    Your Leisure Thanet Sub Group

    2

    Cllr Everitt

    Cllr Whitehead

     

616.

Replacement of Berth 4/5 (Port of Ramsgate) and Provision of Commercial Berth (Ramsgate Harbour) pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Report to follow.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Having made his declaration of interest earlier on this item, Councillor Yates left the meeting room.

     

    Councillor Everitt, Leader of Council advised the meeting that Cabinet was not going to make a substantive decision on the matter. However Members agreed to discuss the report that requested Cabinet to replace berths 4/5 which had reached the end of its operational life. These berths were for the delivery of Bretts aggregate.

     

    The meeting was advised that there were opportunities in the proposals to address current and long term shortages of berthing places at the Ramsgate Port and Harbour for the windfarm support vessels. A budget for the procurement process to deliver both these projects was in the 2019/20 capital budget allocation. Cabinet had carefully considered a number of options that were presented to them in the officer report and thanked the Head of Maritime & Technical Services and Director of Operational Services for the detailed work done to produce the report.

     

    Cabinet felt that this decision was evenly balanced. Members had listened to the views from the local communities. Cabinet indicated that they were in support of Option 4 in the report.

     

    The following Members spoke under Council Procedure 20.1:

     

    Councillor S. Piper;

    Councillor Wing;

    Councillor Campbell.

     

    Members noted the report.