Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision:

None.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.

Decision:

None

4.

CHAIR'S CORRESPONDENCE

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.

Decision:

None.

5.

MEMBERS PRESENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 34

To note the names of any Councillors who wish to address the meeting under Standing Order 34.

 

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.

 

As the Panels considering the reports were cancelled due to the extreme weather, the Chair has agreed to accept questions rather than just statements on the two items.

 

Decision:

Councillors C Morley, J Moriarty, T Parish and M de Whalley attended under standing order 34.

 

Councillor Kunes attended via zoom but did not vote on items.

6.

MATTERS REFERRED TO CABINET FROM OTHER BODIES

Decision:

None

7.

ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK - TOWNS FUND pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:              That the King’s Lynn Town Deal Local Assurance Framework be amended by replacing the diagram on page 10 with the diagram set out at Appendix 2 to the report.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To ensure that the governance arrangements around the Towns Board are realistic and fit for purpose.

 

8.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

The Cabinet is asked to consider excluding the public from the meeting under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 for consideration of the item below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

           

PRIVATE ITEM

Details of any representations received about why the following reports should be considered in public will be reported at the meeting.

 

 

Decision:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

 

9.

EXTENSION TO THE MRF CONTRACT

Decision:

RESOLVED:            1)         The proposal of extending the MRF contract to 30th September 2027 be approved.

 

2)            That the changing the “gate fee” under the MRF contract from fixed to variable as set out at section 4 of the report, to apply from 1st October 2021 be approved.

 

3)            That, as joint shareholder of Norse Environmental Waste Services Ltd (NEWS) it be agreed that changes to the Shareholder Agreement and MRF Contract be made to ensure NEWS is Teckal compliant, such agreement to incorporate consequential drafting changes.

 

4)            That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder for the Environment to conclude negotiations with the relevant parties and complete the necessary documentation to bring Resolutions 1-3 into effect.

 

Reason for Decision

 

An extension would allow the service of sorting collected dry recyclables to be secured in the longer term and provide stability of arrangements during a period where national waste policy and legislation on waste is expected to lead to changes on the volume and composition of waste collected by Councils