Dumfries and Galloway Council Minutes

Date:
Monday 30 April 2018
Time:
1.00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Elaine Murray (Leader)-Nith
Rob Davidson (Depute Leader)-Abbey
Graham Bell-North West Dumfries
Ian Blake-Abbey
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Dougie Campbell-Dee and Glenkens
John Campbell-Nith
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East and Eskdale
John Charteris-Lochar
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Doug Fairbairn-Annandale North
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Patsy Gilroy-Dee and Glenkens
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
Katie Hagmann-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Iain Howie-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
David Inglis-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David James-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Malcolm Johnstone-Nith
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Tracey Little-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale North
Jane S Maitland-Dee and Glenkens
Sean W Marshall-Annandale South
John Martin-Nith
Henry McClelland-Annandale South
Jim McColm-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Ronnie Nicholson-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and the Rhins
Ros Surtees-Stranraer and the Rhins
Ronnie Tait-Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Adam Wilson-Annandale North
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Apologies:
Matthew Ronnie - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Tommy Sloan - Stranraer and the Rhins
Davie Stitt - Abbey
John Young - Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

39 Members present, 4 apologies

 

PROCEDURE - The Leader advised Members that there was an additional item of urgent business due to the need for a decision and that this would be taken at Item 6

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 29 MARCH 2018

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 TRANSFORMATION BOARD PROPOSALS - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

4.1     CONSIDERED the proposals for the operation of the Council’s Transformation Board as set out at paragraph 3.6 to the report;

 

AGREED

 

4.2     to apply the principles and approach adopted by Members in earlier arrangements, as set out at paragraph 3.4 to the report, to the new Transformation Board;

 

4.3     to apply proportionality to the allocation of political group membership of the Transformation Board, based on a political membership of 11;

 

4.4    that trades unions would each be offered a place on the Transformation Board;

 

4.5     the Transformation Board would include the Chief Executive as a member and that Directors would attend Transformation Board meetings;

 

4.6   to adopt an eight week cycle of Transformation Board meetings, and

 

4.8    that quarterly update reports on the Modernisation Programme will be provided to Full Council for consideration and decision.

 4.6     NOTED the scope of the Transformation Board oversight would reflect the agreed budget themes and related change and transformation activity;

5 INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DGONE COMPLEX IN DUMFRIES - REPORT BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Decision

 

NOTED

 

5.1     the content of the Chief Executive's report and the Inquiry Report findings presented by Professor Cole;

 

5.2     that the Chief Executive had instructed that an Executive Working Group be established to consider the implications of the Inquiry Report; and

 

5.3     AGREED that a report be brought to next Full Council providing an update on establishment of the Executive Working Group; and to bring future reports to Full Council providing updates on the actions the Council has taken, is taking and would wish to take to address the recommendations set out in the Inquiry Report   

 

MEMBERS - Stephen Thompson, Jane S Maitland, Andrew Wood, Willie Scobie, David James and Graham Bell left the meeting - 33 Members present


 

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

NOTICE OF MOTION - ANNAN REGENERATION STEERING GROUP - Report by Director Economy Environment and Infrastructure

 

Decision

 

AGREED

 

6.1     to withdraw delegation from the Economy, Environment and Infrastucture Committee;

 

6.2     that the Chief Executive, as a Member of the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP), seek funding of £250k from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership to resource a dedicated team to work at pace to develop an action plan for Annan;

 

6.3    that the Chief Executive should write to the Scottish and UK Governments to pave the way for future lobbying on this issue; and

 

6.4    that future updates be brought to the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee including details on governance arrangements