Dumfries and Galloway Council Minutes

Date:
Thursday 27 June 2013
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries (Reports)

Attendance Details

Members:
Brian Collins (Depute Leader)-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Graham Bell-North West Dumfries
Ian Blake-Abbey
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East and Eskdale
Finlay Carson-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Peter Diggle-Annandale North
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Gillian Dykes-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Grahame Forster-Wigtown West
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Patsy Gilroy-Dee
Jack Groom-Nith
Yen Hongmei Jin-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale North
Jane S Maitland-Dee
Denis R Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
Sean W Marshall-Annandale South
John Martin-Nith
Tom A McAughtrie-Abbey
Jim McClung-Wigtown West
Jim McColm-Mid Galloway
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
Colin Smyth-Nith
Davie Stitt-Abbey
John Syme-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Ted Thompson-Lochar
Roberta Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Alastair Witts-Nith
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Colin Wyper-Dee
Apologies:
Ivor A Hyslop (Leader) - Lochar
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Jeff Leaver - Lochar
Marion McCutcheon - Stranraer and North Rhins
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Ronnie E Ogilvie - Annandale South
Graeme Tait - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

1.1      The Depute Leader advised that the Leader was returning to Council duties on a phased basis.  The Leader had asked that his thanks be conveyed to all Members for their kind thoughts during his period of absence.

 

1.2      The Depute Leader read out a letter of thanks received from Brigadier Allan Alskead, on behalf of The Royal Scots Borderers, in respect of Council hospitality as part of the Homecoming Parade held in Dumfries on 17 June 2013.

 

40 Members present, 7 apologies

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision

 

NONE declared

MINUTES
3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 30 MAY 2013

Decision

 

APPROVED.

REPORTS
4 UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS 2012/13 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE

PROCEDURE - copies of the Council's unaudited Annual Accounts 2012/13 and the Pension Fund's unaudited Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13 had been circulated to Members.

 

Decision

 

NOTED that the Council’s unaudited Annual Accounts and the Pension Fund’s unaudited Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2013 would be submitted to the Controller of Audit and would now be reviewed by the Council’s external auditors prior to further reports to Members.

5 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY SINGLE OUTCOME AGREEMENT 2013-16 - REPORT BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Decision

 

5.1      APPROVED the updated Single Outcome Agreement 2013-16, APPRECIATING the iterative process for updating the Single Outcome Agreement and that the issues raised by Members relating to Welfare Reform, youth unemployment and low pay would be considered for incorporation into Business Plans as these were updated; and

5.2      AGREED to receive six monthly performance monitoring reports throughout the lifetime of the Agreement.
 

MEMBER - Patsy Gilroy left the meeting during consideration of the following item - 39 Members present

6 FOURTH PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY COUNCILS IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICES

Decision

 

6.1      NOTED that the Periodic Review was progressing according to the timetable agreed on 29 November 2012;

 

AGREED

 

6.2      the Scheme and its Schedules, and in particular the changes highlighted, including the issues raised by Members; and

 

6.3     to authorise the Head of Improvement and Engagement and Community Services to make arrangements for the second stage of a statutory eight week public consultation on the draft Scheme and its associated documents.

7 MINUTES FOR APPROVAL/NOTING

Decision

 

Summary as detailed at the Appendix

8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE LEADER DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent due to the need for a decision.