Notice is hereby given and you are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Council to be held at 6.45pm on Thursday 21 July 2011 at the Town Hall, Penrith.
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any personal interests and/or personal interests which are prejudicial in any matter to be considered during the meeting.
To sign the minutes Cl/18/6/11 to Cl/37/6/11 of the meeting of Council held on 16 June 2011 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).
4. Chairman's Announcements
5. Questions by the Public
To receive questions from the public under Rule 10 of the Constitution
6. Executive Report
To consider report CE10/11 of the Interim Chief Executive (PDF: 167Kb / 7 pages) which provides an update on the activities of the Executive and Portfolio Holders since the last Council meeting on 16 June 2011
7. Questions by Members
To receive questions from Members under Rule 12 of the Constitution (PDF: 7 pages / 178 Kb)
8. Motions on Notice
To consider motions on notice under Rule 13 of the Constitution (PDF: 93Kb / 1 page)
9. Capital Expenditure 2010-2011 Outturn and Revised 2011-2012 Programme
To consider report F61/11 of the Director of Finance (PDF: 410Kb / 11 pages ) which advises Members of: capital expenditure for the financial year 2010-2011, together with the means by which it was funded; and presents an amended Capital Programme for 2011-2012, to take account of a revision of projected resources and other factors affecting the Council's Capital Programme and the impact of the 2010-2011 outturn, subject to audit
Members are requested to note the outturn for 2010-2011, subject to audit, agree the amended programme for 2011-2012, ensure no new schemes are included in the programme unless fully grant funded or emergency schemes and review any longstanding schemes within the revised Capital Programme in the forthcoming estimate cycle.
10. Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee
The Council needs to appoint up to two standing deputies to the above Committee. To consider nominations.
11. Notification of Amendment to Constitution - Portfolio Responsibilities
To consider the report of the Director of Corporate and Legal Services (PDF: 450Kb / 13 pages)
12. Vitality of Penrith: Project Progress Report
To consider report PP45/11 of the Director of policy and Performance (PDF: 254Kb / 8 pages) which shows Members progress on various areas of work promoted through the Vitality of Penrith Group (VoP) chosen as a result of a community event held on 13 December 2010
Members are asked to acknowledge the progress on the various areas of work mentioned in this report including the Pedestrian and Movement Project, the Marketing and Events programme, the Greening of Penrith project and RDPE funded projectsand offer continued support for the Vitality of Penrith group (VoP).
13. Management of Succession Wider Issues
To consider report CE13/11 of the Interim Chief Executive (PDF: 133Kb / 3 pages) which provides an update on the various actions and responses arising from the Management of Succession the Council, in June, agreed a series of recommendations from the Leader as part of a series of reports which presented a way forward for the Council to refresh the Corporate Plan over the period until September to reflect the wishes of the electorate etc and to deliver the necessary budget savings of £1.1m to balance the medium term financial plan by 1 April 2012
Members are asked to approve the re-establishment of the Transformation Board comprising the Leader, Deputy Leader, Resources Portfolio Holder and four Group Leaders as an advisory group to the Executive in order to consider implementation of the Management of Succession proposals, single office accommodation, achievement of savings targets and shared services.
14. Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider whether, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, members of the public (including the press) should be excluded from the meeting during discussion of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 to Schedule 12A of the Act.
15. Minutes of the Human Resources and Appeals Committee 12 July 2011
To note the minutes of the Human Resources and Appeals Committee held on 12 July 2011 and consider the recommendation that the Human Resources and Appeals Committee be granted delegated power to determine applications for voluntary redundancy which are in accordance with the Council policies and where the costs of such applications can be met from savings in the current year's budget.
16. Management of Succession: Interim Staff Issues
To consider a report of the Interim Chief Executive which presents some of the staff issues that need to be progressed to ensure that the Management of Succession process can proceed as quickly as practicable.
17. Date of Next Scheduled Meeting: 8 September 2011