Delegated Executive Decisions taken by portfolio holders Decision

Document Sample
Delegated Executive Decisions taken by portfolio holders Decision Powered By Docstoc
					                              DECISION NO. 11
DELEGATED EXECUTIVE DECISIONS TAKEN BY PORTFOLIO HOLDERS

                             20TH SEPTEMBER, 2002

208.   LANDFILL GAS INVESTIGATION AT SUNBURY GOLF COURSE,
       SHEPPERTON



Councillor G.E. Forsbrey, the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Planning, had
considered the report of the Director of Community Services, approved by the
Management Team, on a proposal to seek a Supplementary Revenue Budget of
£3,000 to cover the cost of monitoring the boreholes at Sunbury Golf Course,
Shepperton during 2002/2003.

On 10th July, 2001 the Executive approved a Supplementary Capital Budget of
£12,000 for the installation of monitoring boreholes at Sunbury Golf Course, as it was
suspected that landfill gas might be present on the site and there might be a risk of
contamination. The Borough Council, as the freehold owner of the Western portion
of the golf course, was responsible for part of the site. The Executive also approved
a Supplementary Revenue Budget of £3,000 to cover the cost of monitoring the
boreholes during 2001/2002 (planned as the first year) and a sum of £3,300 to cover
the cost of further monitoring during 2002/2003 (planned as the second year).

During 2001/2002 a specification for the work required was drawn up and estimates
were obtained. However, a change of the Pollution Control staff and a change in the
liaison with Carter Properties, who were responsible for the Eastern portion of the
site, had meant that work to install the boreholes could not be carried out during
2001/2002 and the budgets for the monitoring of boreholes would therefore need to
be carried forward to later years. A previous Portfolio Holder approval in April 2002
had authorised most of the budgets for this work to be carried forward to 2002/2003,
but authority had not been sought for the carry over from 2001/2002 to 2002/2003 of
the Revenue Budget of £3,000 to monitor the boreholes in the first year.

In the circumstances, the Director felt there was justification for seeking approval for
a Supplementary Revenue Budget of £3,000 to cover the cost of monitoring the
boreholes during 2002/2003. The Management Team supported the proposal set out
in the report of the Director of Community Services.

RESOLVED to approve the following recommendation made by the
Management Team:-

That a Supplementary Revenue Budget of £3,000 be approved to cover the cost
of monitoring boreholes at Sunbury Golf Course, Shepperton during
2002/2003.

Declarations of Interest.                None

NOTES:-
(1)   Members of the Community, Economic and Environment Committees
      are entitled to call in delegated Executive decisions taken by Portfolio
      Holders for scrutiny before they are implemented.

(2)   Any three members of either the Community, Economic or Environment
      Committee are able to "call in" a decision which falls within the
      functions of their own particular Committee;

(3)   To avoid delay in considering an item "called in", a special meeting of
      the relevant Committee will be convened within seven days of a "call in"
      being received if an ordinary meeting is not scheduled in that period;

(4)   When calling in a delegated Executive decision taken by a Portfolio
      Holder for review the members doing so should in their notice of "call
      in":-

      outline their reasons for requiring a review;

      indicate any further information, in addition to the “Record of the
      Decision Taken” as detailed above, they consider their committee needs
      to have before it to conduct a review;

      indicate whether they wish the Leader or his nominee (who will normally
      be the relevant Portfolio Holder) to attend the committee meeting; and

      indicate whether the officer making the report to the Management Team
      or his representative should attend the meeting;

(5)   The deadline for the five working days "call in" by Members of the
      Community, Economic and Environment Committees in relation to the
      above decision taken by a Portfolio Holder is the close of business on
      FRIDAY, 27th September, 2002.

				
DOCUMENT INFO