Falkirk Council Agenda - 26 June 2013, 09:30 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 09:30 on 26 June 2013.

Number Item
1SEDERUNT
2DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST



Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest
3MINUTES AND INFORMATION BULLETIN
(a)Minute of Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 24 April 2013  View Papers
(b)Volume of Minutes - Volume 1 2013/14  View Papers
(c)Information Bulletin - Volume 1 2013/2014 View Papers
4QUESTIONS

Questions submitted in accordance with Standing Orders will be published in advance of the meeting
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Referrals from Scrutiny Committees 
5SCRUTINY COMMITTEE ON 13 JUNE 2013



Report by the Chief Governance Officer
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6DECISION MAKING STRUCTURES



Report by the Chief Executive
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7ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER



Report by the Director of Social Work Services
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8CEMETERIES CAPACITY



Report by the Director of Corporate and Neighbourhood Services
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9ADDITIONAL CAPITAL GRANT FUNDING FOR 2012/13 AND 2013/14



Report by the Chief Finance Officer
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10TREASURY MANAGEMENT ANNUAL REVIEW 2012/13



Report by the Chief Finance Officer
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11ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2012/13



Report by the Chief Finance Officer
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12ETHICAL STANDARDS IN PUBLIC LIFE ETC (SCOTLAND) ACT



Report by the Chief Governance Officer
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13FALKIRK COMMUNITY TRUST - DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS



Report by the Chief Executive
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14APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES



Report by the Chief Governance Officer
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15EXECUTION OF DEEDS



Report by the Chief Governance Officer
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16DELEGATION OF POWERS TO DETERMINE URGENT ISSUES DURING THE SUMMER RECESS



Report by the Chief Governance Officer
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17NOTICE OF MOTIONS
(a)Denny War Memorial

"Following the unsubstantiated claim that the final decision had been made on the resiting of the Denny replica War Memorial plaques, consideration must be given to the community over the temporary/final resting place of THEIR memorial.

Motion

That Council instructs officers to carry out an options appraisal on all the alternative site locations identified for the replica War Memorial including those put forward by the community.

Following which the community will be involved in the evaluation of those sites and, in making the final decision over the location, Council will agree to abide by the decision of this community involvement process".

Proposed by Councillors McNally and McCabe. View Papers
(b)Broadcasting of All Principal Council Meetings

There has recently been an increase in questioning on the veracity of the Council minutes and allegations regarding the conduct or behaviour of members within the Council chambers. External organisations are having to rely on the recollection of Members and officers alike, of activities which may have been sometime in the distant past.

Motion

That Council recognise the desire for full accountability & transparency over all Council Business and instruct officers to prepare costs to provide an internet streaming package for all principal council meetings. The package will also have the facility to archive all 'streamed' Council meetings for availability to reference at a later date. Archive access will be freely available to all from the Council's website.

The Chief Executive to report back at the next Full Council Meeting identifying service providers and proposed funding sources, with a view to immediate implementation.

Proposed by Councillors McCabe and Spears. View Papers
(c)Housing Repairs

There has been a recognisable increase in the level of unsatisfactory workmanship to council housing assets, leading to increased officer activity & expense, and additional rework by council/sub-contractors.

Motion

That Council seek a full appraisal of current methods of sub-contracting housing repairs & refurbishments to externally engaged contractors. This appraisal will include information on the level of expertise & qualifications of current nominated contractors, as well as council operatives tasked with overseeing the repair works to the housing portfolio.

Proposed by Councillors McCabe and Spears. View Papers
(d)Payday Loans

An article in this week's Falkirk Herald claimed there has been a doubling in the number of people making use of Payday Loan facilities. While disappointing in itself, it is the fact that average monthly income of clients of such companies was 1268 while their average debt was 1665! This is an unsustainable inequity.

Motion

That Council consider the introduction of Credit Union account facilities for all secondary school pupils about to leave full time education. (Glasgow City Council is/has introduced such a facility. Contact could be made with Glasgow to learn from their 'best practice' model.)

Proposed by Councillors McCabe and Spears. View Papers
18EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC



If so resolved in terms of Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, exclude from the meeting the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the said Act.
19ARNOTDALE HOUSE, DOLLAR PARK



Report by the Director of Development Services
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20REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICES



Report by the Director of Corporate and Neighbourhood Services
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