Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Resources
Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

40.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 22 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

40.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting on 22 January 2019. 

41.

Reports

Minutes:

41.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

42.

10 Harrison Road, Seaford pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

42.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with the written comments in support of the recommendation from the Local Member.   

 

DECISIONS

 

42.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) declare the asset surplus to operational requirements; and

 

(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to secure best value through disposal in accordance with s123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Reasons

 

42.3     The property cannot be adapted further to meet the changing physical needs of residents.  The quality of accommodation is neither large enough or modern enough to meet needs and aspirations.  Major improvements to the property are not financially viable and the footprint, space available and limitations of the configuration of the existing building make redevelopment of the current layout for supported housing use unviable.  

43.

Lower Willingdon Pre-School Lease pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

43.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer. 

 

DECISIONS

 

43.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) agree to the implementation of a new 30 year lease to replace the exiting agreement for the pre-school provision at the Willingdon Primary School; and

 

(2) agree to delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to approve the details of the new lease.

 

Reasons

 

43.3     The new lease will allow the pre-school to carry out works to their external play area.

44.

Exclusion of public and press

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting for the remaining agenda item on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Minutes:

44.1     The Lead Member RESOLVED to exclude the public and press for the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).   

45.

Write-off of Debts

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

45.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer. 

 

DECISIONS

 

45.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) authorise the writing off of thirty debts amounting to £225,893.23 in the County Council’s 2018/19 accounts;

 

(2) note that provision is made for bad and doubtful debts; and

 

(3) note the positive steps being put in place to make improvements going forward.

 

Reasons

 

45.3     There is no prospect of recovering the thirty outstanding debts listed.  A continuous improvement programme is embedded within the Accounts Receivable team who work in collaboration with Adult Social Care and Legal Services colleagues.