Cabinet, Monday, 11 July 2016
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet. The meeting will commence at 5.30 pm.
This document gives notice of decisions that will be made during private session. If you believe any of these decisions should be made in public session please contact the Committee Services team.
1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber. Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.
The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
5 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 23 May 2016
6 PROPOSED CHANGES FOLLOWING REVIEW OF HOMEFINDER SOMERSET ALLOCATIONS POLICY
The Homefinder Somerset Monitoring Board has reviewed the Homefinder Common Allocations policy in the light of ongoing changes to welfare payments and also in changes to the way in which applicants express an interest on properties.
7 SHAPE MENDIP LOTTERY
To gain agreement to launch an online and fully automated Shape Mendip Lottery that will help fund discretionary support to voluntary and community (VCS) organisations active in Mendip and to enable such organisations to raise funds directly for themselves.
8 REVIEW OF MEMBER REPRESENTATION ON STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND OUTSIDE BODIES
This report has been produced to give the Cabinet an opportunity to review Member representation on strategic partnerships and outside bodies.
9 2016/17 BETTER CARE FUND ALLOCATION (INCLUDING THE DISABLED FACILITIES GRANTS)
Members are asked to note the increase in the grant allocation and agree to continue to 'top-up' the Operational Budget by £250k of its own resources as previous agreed in February, thereby increasing the overall capital expenditure from £660k to £951k.
10 CORPORATE PERFORMANCE REPORT - QUARTER 4 2015-16
This performance report provides an overview of the Council's performance up to the end of Quarter 4 (31 March 2016) in the key areas of business relating to the Strategic Priorities and Delivery Enablers. This report represents the close out of the council's Corporate Plan 2012-2015, which has been superseded by the new Corporate Plan 2015-2019. A new performance management framework is being developed to support the delivery of the new Corporate Plan and the business of the council as a whole.
11 UNAUTHORISED DEPOSIT OF WASTE (FIXED PENALTIES) REGULATIONS 2016
Cabinet is recommended to:
a) Set the Penalty Charge for Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalty Notices) at £400 (four hundred pounds) and offer a discount to £250 if paid within 10 days.
b) Authorise the Corporate Manager - Regulatory Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to amend the Environmental Protection Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement Policy, (Environmental Offences) as necessary, to reflect the introduction of Penalty Charge for Unauthorised Deposit of Waste.
REPORTS FOR INFORMATION
12 PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS
13 FORWARD PLAN
To note the current Forward Plan.
14 MINUTES FOR INFORMATION
Draft Scrutiny Board Minutes 16 May 2016
15 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.
EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS
16 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 17 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
Category 1 information relating to any individual
Category 2 information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual
Category 3 information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council)
17 IRRECOVERABLE ARREARS - HOUSING BENEFIT OVERPAYMENTS
The Board is asked to consider the arrears which are submitted as irrecoverable for the reasons stated, and to write off the sums shown