Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

12/06/2018 - 2017/18 Financial Outturn and Review of Performance ref: 2144    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the 2017/18 Financial Outturn and Review of Performance.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication reported the comments of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee on behalf of the Committee’s Chairman who had been unable to attend the Cabinet meeting. The Committee had acknowledged that General Reserves remained unchanged at £10.3m despite the challenges that Directorates faced.  The Committee had recognised that unprecedented levels of support had been needed in both Children’s and Adult services and that mitigating actions taken across Directorates to ensure a balanced budget were to be commended. The Committee had noted the many good news stories and the areas for improvement that had been identified for the future. The Committee congratulated the staff and everyone who had been involved in the continuous monitoring of the Council’s financial situation.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Integration took the opportunity to announce that the Council’s Trading Standards Team had been highly commended in the national ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2018. She congratulated the Team.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes the contents of the report and appendices;

 

2.    approves:

 

(a)  fully funded supplementary capital estimates above £500,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules as detailed in (Appendix 4, Table 7 of the report); and

 

(b)  fully funded supplementary capital virements above £1,000,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules as detailed in (Appendix 4, Table 7);

 

3.    recommends that Council approve:

 

(a)  fully funded supplementary capital estimates above £1,000,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules as detailed in (Appendix 4, Table 8); and

 

4.    acknowledges the work of the officers in addressing financial pressures in order to achieve a balanced financial outturn for 2017/18.


12/06/2018 - New Homes Bonus Community Fund ref: 2143    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the New Homes Bonus Community Fundscheme to be implemented during 2018/19.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication reported that the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee had been given the opportunity to comment on the report and had fully supported it.

 

With the Chairman’s agreement, Councillor A Stott asked a number of specific and detailed questions in relation to the report and the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication responded to each one in turn.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the Scheme Design (Appendix 1 to the report) and Allocations by Fund Area (Annex 2 – NHB Policy);

 

2.    delegates to the Section 151 Officer authority to amend (from time to time) the Scheme Design (Appendix 1) and the Allocations by fund Area (Annex 2 – NHB Policy);

 

3.    notes the membership of the Award Groups (Annex 1 – NHB Policy) which shall operate as advisory panels to the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Communication and whose membership may be amended by the same from time to time to achieve appropriate geographic representational alignment; and

 

4.    delegates to the Section 151 Officer (in consultation with the Monitoring Officer) authority to establish (and amend from time to time) standard conditions to be applied to schemes awarded funding to ensure that the schemes operate effectively within a financially and legally compliant framework.

 


12/06/2018 - Middlewich Eastern Bypass - Planning and Delivery Update ref: 2146    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to undertake all necessary preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision in relation to the Middlewich Eastern Bypass.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet authorises the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder  for the Environment to exercise powers delegated to  the Executive Director of Place to take all necessary and prudent preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision, at risk, in order to ensure the Council is positioned to deliver the Scheme if a favourable funding decision is received.

 


12/06/2018 - Improved Better Care Fund (iBCF) 2018 to 2020 ref: 2142    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the areas of activity and proposed expenditure for the grant money received by Cheshire East Council in 2018/19 through the Improved Better Care Fund monies for 2018 to 2020.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet endorses the iBCF schemes (1-9) and associated expenditure outlined in paragraphs 5.4-5.20 of the report.

 


12/06/2018 - Highway Services Contract Procurement - Award of Contract ref: 2150    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered the confidential Appendices to the report in Part 1 of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED

 

That having considered the Appendices to the report, Cabinet reaffirms its decision on this matter.

 


12/06/2018 - Highway Services Contract Procurement - Award of Contract ref: 2148    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to appoint a preferred bidder as the next service provider for the Council’s Highway Services Contract.

 

The Appendices to the report contained exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person, including the authority holding that information) and would be considered in Part 2 of the agenda.

 

In presenting the report, the Portfolio Holder for Environment took the opportunity to thank the officers involved for their efforts.

 

RESOLVED

 

That, subject to consideration of the Appendices to the report in Part 2 of the agenda, Cabinet

 

1.    notes the findings of the Highway Services Contract Procurement: Final Tender Evaluation Report set out in Appendix A to the report;

 

2.    approves the selection of Bidder X as the Preferred Bidder;

 

3.    notes the Preferred Bidder’s proposed Premises Strategy as set out in Appendix B; and

 

4.    authorises the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the S151 Officer and the Director of Legal Services to enter into a legally binding Contract with the Preferred Bidder.

 


12/06/2018 - Disposal of Shares in Manchester Science Partnerships ref: 2151    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the disposal of shares in Manchester Science Partnerships.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the S151 Officer be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication and the Acting Director of Legal Services, to dispose of the Council’s shareholding in Manchester Science Partnerships Limited, subject to the terms of the final offer and appropriate due diligence being undertaken.

 


12/06/2018 - Congleton Link Road - Award of Construction Contract and Submission of Final Business Case ref: 2149    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered the confidential Appendices to the report in Part 1 of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED

 

That having considered the Appendices to the report, Cabinet reaffirms its decision on this matter.

 


12/06/2018 - Congleton Link Road - Award of Construction Contract and Submission of Final Business Case ref: 2147    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to submit the final funding application to the Department of Transport, and to award the preferred bidder a contract to deliver the scheme.

 

The Appendices to the report contained exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person, including the authority holding that information) and would be considered in Part 2 of the agenda.

 

Councillor G Baxendale, as Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee, expressed the view that the report, and the other Highways-related reports on the agenda, represented good governance on the part of the Council.

 

RESOLVED

 

That, subject to consideration of the Appendices to the report in Part 2 of the agenda, Cabinet

 

1.    approves the submission of the Scheme Final Business Case to the DfT seeking a contribution of £45M towards the total Scheme cost;

 

2.    approves the selection and award of the contract to deliver the Scheme to Bidder X as the Preferred Bidder;

 

3.    recommends that Council approve the additional contribution from Council resources to the scheme of £1.8M  to increase the  total contribution to £23.8M;

 

4.    approves the underwriting of the developer contributions to the Scheme of up to £20.8M in the event that the anticipated developer contributions are not realised; and

 

5.    authorises the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for the Environment to exercise powers delegated to the Executive Director of Place to undertake all necessary and prudent preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision, at risk, in order to ensure the Council is positioned to deliver the Scheme if a favourable funding decision is received.

 


12/06/2018 - A500 Dualling Scheme ref: 2145    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report seeking authority to undertake all necessary preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision in relation to the A500 Dualling Scheme.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    recommends that Council approve a Supplementary Capital Estimate of £0.4m to increase the current budget of £4.1m to £4.5m to enable the scheme to progress whilst awaiting the outcome of the DfT funding and Planning Application decisions; and

 

2.    authorises the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for the Environment to exercise powers delegated to  the Executive Director of Place to undertake all necessary and prudent preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision, at risk, in order to ensure that the Council is positioned to deliver the Scheme if a favourable funding decision is received.