Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Growth/Economic Development regarding entering into an agreement with North East Derbyshire District Council regarding Salix Funding. The funding would enable the Council to undertake a full asset survey of its commercial buildings in order to put together a list of energy saving measures.
The report explained that a joint bid had been made by the Council and North East Derbyshire District Council for Salix funding through Phase 2 of the Public Sector Local Carbon Skills Fund. The bid had been successful and a proportion of the funding needed to be transferred to the Council to undertake surveys. The report sought approval regarding the terms and conditions that North East Derbyshire District Council had agreed to in receiving the funding and to indemnify North East Derbyshire District Council against any claims to recover the grant funding in the event that the terms and conditions had been breached.
It was noted that this decision was being treated as urgent as it would prejudice the Council’s interests to delay the matter. With the agreement of the relevant Scrutiny Committee Chairs, the item would not be subject to Call-in as permitted in 4.5.15 of the Scrutiny Procedure Rules.
Moved by Councillor Liz Smyth and seconded by Councillor Duncan McGregor
RESOLVED that –
1) the conditions outlined in the draft agreement to allow the transfer of the money to BDC, be agreed.
2) this decision be treated as urgent and it be noted that, with the agreement of the Chairs of the relevant Scrutiny Committees, it shall not be subject to Call-in in accordance with 4.5.15 (1) of the Scrutiny Procedure Rules as to delay the decision would prejudice the Council’s interests.
(Assistant Director of Property Services and Housing Repairs)
REASON FOR DECISION:
The decision would allow the Council to fully understand its assets and where improvements could be made to make them more energy efficient. Executive had previously agreed to undertake the Asset survey following a procurement exercise.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED:
To refuse the funding and to pay for the survey using the Council’s own funds.
Reason Key: Revenue Income or Expenditure of £75,000 or more;
Contact: Ian Barber, Assistant Director of Property Services & Housing Repairs Email: Ian.Barber@bolsover.gov.uk.
Report author: Ian Barber
Publication date: 03/11/2021
Date of decision: 01/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 01/11/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 11/11/2021