Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday 10th September 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter

Contact: John Street, Corporate Manager Democratic & Civic Support  Telephone 01392 265106 or email  john.street@exeter.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2019.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.

 

 

4.

Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public

RESOLVED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of items 7 and 8 on the grounds that it involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part I, Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

5.

Citypoint - Paris Street and Sidwell Street Regeneration

To consider the report of the City Surveyor.

 

Decision:

 

Agreed

RESOLVED that

 

(1)  The progress to date on bringing forward the Citypoint site be noted; and

 

(2)  The City Surveyor be authorised, in consultation with the Leader and the Chief Executive & Growth Director, to negotiate and enter into a joint ownership and land promotion agreement with the other main land owners on the site.

 

Reason for Decision:

As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Corporate Property Health and Safety Compliance pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider the report of the City Surveyor.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Agreed

RECOMMENDED that Council be requested to approve the £650,000 estimated budget requirement, for undertaking fire risk compliance works that will mitigate the current identified risks to the Council and building users in operational and commercial properties.

 

Reason for Decision:

As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Advertising and Ethical Framework Adoption

To consider the report of the Director (J-PH).

 

Decision:

 

Agreed

RECOMMENDED that Council approves:

 

(1)  That a single point of advertising booking is established within the Communications, Tourism and Culture team to obtain better value;

 

(2)  That the responsibility for Citizen Advertising is in-sourced within the existing Communications, Tourism and Culture Team;

 

(3)  That Exeter City Council will not seek to exploit its position to offer advertising at a cost which undercuts locally available market rates;

 

(4)  That a report is brought back to Council within a year with measurable outcomes, should a permanent resource from created revenue be required;

 

(5)  That the ethical advertising framework attached to this report aligned to corporate priorities, is adopted;

 

(6)  That officers explore additional income generation opportunities through advertising and sponsorship; and

 

(7)  That Members approve the joint Devon County Council/Exeter City Council approach to digital advertising in high street locations;

 

Reason for Decision:

As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Business Case of the Review of Staff Structure in Housing Assets

To consider the report of the Director (BA).

 

Decision:

 

Agreed

RESOLVED that the Executive agree to the draft proposal for the restructuring of the Assets Team to enable meaningful consultation with affected employees and Trade Unions in accordance with the requirements of the Council's Organisational Change Policy.

 

Reason for Decision:

As set out in the report.