Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny, Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 15th February, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Will Baines 

Recording: Listen to the recording

Items
No. Item

77.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

78.

Minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 Decision

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 25 January 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

Voting record

8 For

0 Against

2 Abstentions

79.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

The Chairman outlined an item of urgent business, to be discussed as part of item 8.

80.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

81.

Council Performance

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered.

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

10 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

82.

Customer Complaints Q3 2017-18

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Customer Services Lead.

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

10 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

83.

Decisions from other Committees

Policy and Resources Committee held on 8 February 2018. (To follow)

Minutes:

On 8 February 2018, the Policy and Resources Committee agreed the following:

 

60        Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering – Phase 3

 

Decision

 

That the Council does not take the lead and associated financial risk in the delivery of Phase 3 of Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering.

 

The Chairman and Committee agreed that this item did not need to be referred to Council and could be determined under the delegated powers of the Committee.

 

The Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny called in the decision as he believed that the decision making process to move from Part B to Part A:

 

(i)            May not be legal

(ii)          Was the opposite of officer recommendations

(iii)         Reduced openness

 

The consensus of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee was that Part B items before the Policy and Resources Committee should normally remain as such and not be changed to Part A items.

 

Following discussion it was –

 

Resolved

 

With reference to Minute 60 of the Policy & Resources Committee of 8 February 2018 the Overview and Scrutiny Committee resolve that the matter be referred to Council on 22 February 2018, and that Council be requested to:

 

(i)            Note the views of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that Part B should remain Part B as far as possible;

(ii)          Consider the decision of the Policy and Resources Committee as a recommendation as if Part B.

 

Voting record:

9 For

0 Against

1 Abstention

84.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.

Minutes:

There being no other business, the meeting closed at 7:10pm.