Enterprising Services Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Archie Dryburgh (Chairman)-Annandale East and Eskdale
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
Jim McClung-Wigtown West
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
Roberta Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Officials:
Alistair M Speedie - Director Economy, Environment and Infrastructure
Gordon Bryce - Vehicle and Plant Services Manager
Ronnie Dempster - Head of Enterprising Services
Mike Fawkes - Roads Construction, Maintenance and Waste Collection
Alan Mawson - Commercial Manager Catering and Facilities Operations
Caroline McQuistan - Finance Officer
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Kenny Wallace - Corporate Print Manager
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

10 Members present and 1 vacancy.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN UPDATE - REPORT BY HEAD OF ENTERPRISING SERVICES

Decision

 

 2.1   NOTED and APPROVED the progress of the Commercial Development Plan in establishing the People, Performance, Improvement and Efficiency team at 3.5 in the report; and

 

2.2   AGREED that the financial monitoring template included in Appendix 5a-5b to the report is used for future financial reports to the Enterprising Services Sub Committee subject to an amendment in Appendix 5a to have a note added to provide more information regarding the profit and savings required.

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

4a.   MINUTE OF ENTERPRISING SERVICES SUB COMMITTEE MEETING OF 11 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Decision

 

APPROVED the minute of the Enterprising Services Sub Committee meeting of 11 November 2016 subject to the amendment to paragraph 4.1 to read “that, based on the first six months expenditure, the trading element of Enterprising Services was projected to return a surplus of £804,657 against a budgeted surplus of £845,872. If this situation continued it would result in Enterprising Services returning £41,215 less than expected to the Council’s general fund”.

5 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SCOTLAND ACT 1973

Decision

 

AGREED adoption of resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Section 50A (4) and paragraphs 1, 6 and 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

EXEMPT
6 ENTERPRISING DG - DEMOLITION OF GLENZIER PRIMARY SCHOOL AND CONSRUCTION OF A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - REPORT BY HEAD OF ENTERPRISING SERVICES (PARAGRAPH 9)

Report Summary - This report sought approval for Enterprising DG to develop a business opportunity for the refurbishment of redundant Council properties in Glenzier near Canonbie.

 

Decision

 

AGREED

6.1   that Enterprising DG develop a commercial business case setting out the options for the re-development of the derelict Glenzier Primary School, including into housing for sale or rental purposes;

 

6.2   to receive a fully costed business case at a later date detailing options, costs, risk assessment and partnership options as detailed at paragraph 3.6 in the report; and

 

6.3   NOTED the Project Scope Proposal at Appendix 1 to the report.

7 ENTERPRISING DG - PRINT UNIT RATIONALISATION - REPORT BY HEAD OF ENTERPRISING SERVICES (PARAGRAPH 1)

Report Summary - This report provided details of a proposal to rationalise Enterprising Services print production.

 

Decision

 

DEFERRED consideration of this report for a full business case including all costings and relevant consultations to be brought back to the next meeting of this Sub Committee.

8 ENTERPRISING DG -NHS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COMMERCIAL WASTE - REPORT BY HEAD OF ENTERPRISING SERVICE (PARAGRAPHS 6 AND 9)

Report Summary - This report sought approval for Enterprising DG to consider a business opportunity for development of a Commercial Waste Service Level Agreement with NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

 

Decision

 

AGREED

 

8.1   that Enterprising DG consider the commercial business case for the development of a Commercial Waste Service Level Agreement with NHS Dumfries and Galloway; and

 

8.2   to receive a fully costed viable business case within 2 months detailing options including a contract agreement as well as a Service Level Agreement as referred to at 2.1, costs and risk assessment.