Community and Customer Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 26 May 2016
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Tom A McAughtrie (Chairman) - Abbey
John Martin (Vice-Chairman) - Nith
Ian Blake - Abbey
Brian Collins - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Jack Groom - Nith
Yen Hongmei Jin - Lochar
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Jim McClung - Wigtown West
John Syme - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Colin Grant - Director of Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning
Paul Garrett - Head of Finance and Procurement
Richard Grieveson - Head of Lifelong Learning and Wellbeing
Claire Renton - Strategic Lead of Physical Learning Environments
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Graham Bell - North West Dumfries
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Sean W Marshall - Annandale South
Marion McCutcheon - Stranraer and North Rhins
Graham Nicol - Mid Galloway
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and North Rhins
Davie Stitt - Abbey
Graeme Tait - Annandale North
Stephen Thompson - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

9 Members present, 10 apologies and 2 not present at the start of the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there were no items of business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.

 

MEMBER - Jane S Maitland entered the meeting - 10 Members present

4 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SCOTLAND ACT 1973

Decision

 

AGREED to adopt a resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Paragraphs 6 and 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.  

EXEMPT
5 DG ONE - POSITION UPDATE

MEMBER - Yen Hongmei Jin entered the meeting - 11 Members present

 

Summary of report - The report provided an update on the overall current position regarding DG One including the Council's current financial forecasts and sought approval to award the capital remedial works contract

 

Decision

 

5.1     NOTED the update position for the capital remedial works contract for DG One including negotiated procedure, costs, timeline and amendments to the current design;

 

AGREED

 

5.2     to recommend to Policy and Resources Committee that funding of £427k be allocated to address the identified project funding shortfall and further requested that the report includes the background information to ensure Members have the fullest information to justify the spend; and

 

5.3     to award the capital remedial works contract for DG One subject to the identification of the required funding shortfall through the Policy and Resources Committee, and remitted with powers to the Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning to sign the contract at the appropriate time.