Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Strategic Policy and Resources Committee - 3 December 2014

A Meeting of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee will be held in the Council Chambers, Council Building, Fourth Floor, 2 High Street, Perth on Wednesday 3 December 2014 at 10.00am.

If you have any queries please contact Charlotte Irons/Joy Somerville on (01738) 475128 or Gillian Taylor on (01738) 475135.

Members

Councillor I Miller, A Grant, B Band, P Barrett, I Campbell, D Cuthbert, D Doogan, Provost L Grant (ex-officio), J Kellas, A MacLellan, D Pover, M Roberts, A Stewart, B Vaughan, W Wilson and A Younger.

Agenda

1.       Welcome and Apologies/Substitutes

2.       Declarations of Interest

3.       Minutes

(i)      Minute of meeting of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee of 1 October 2014 for signature

          Note - Article 634 - Tayside Pension Fund Employer Consultation - Investing in Tobacco

          At its meeting on 27 October 2014 the Pension Investment Sub-Committee of Dundee City Council agreed the following:

          (a)  The Tayside Pension Fund recognises that investing in tobacco companies is in direct conflict with the policies of the Scottish Government on the prevention of cancer and the promotion of good health and long life, and agrees to stop investing in tobacco companies, subject to the process described in part (b) of this motion;

          (b)  The Tayside Pension Fund, through each of its Fund Managers, should keep the issue of alternative investments to tobacco under constant review and that, as soon as a Fund Manager identifies other investments which would provide satisfactory returns without materially affecting the volatility of risk and return or impacting on current investment benchmarks, the Fund Managers should reduce the Fund's investment in tobacco, the Fund's aim being to disinvest from tobacco stocks, where investment circumstances permit."

          This approach is in line with the recommendations of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee of 1 October 2014.

(ii)     Minute of meeting of the Corporate Health, Safety and Wellbeing Consultative Committee of 16 June 2014

(iii)    Minute of meeting of the Property Sub-Committee of 20 August 2014 for noting

(iv)    Minute of meeting of Executive Sub-Committee of 27 October 2014

(v)     Minute of meeting of the Appeal Sub-Committee of 21 October 2014

4.      icon Revenue Budget 2014/2015 - Monitoring Report Number 2 [225Kb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/525) (Pages 19-36)

5.      icon Composite Capital Budget 2014/21 and Housing Investment Programme 2014/19 - Monitoring Report Number 2 [325Kb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/526) (Pages 37-68)

6.      icon Granting of Non-Domestic Rates Relief [130Kb] - Report by Executive Director (Housing and Community Care) (copy herewith 14/527) (Pages 69-76)

7.      icon Chief Executive's Service Six Month Performance Summary 2014 [152Kb] - Report by Chief Executive (copy herewith 14/512) (Pages 77-90)

Note:  This report will also be submitted to the meeting of the Scrutiny Committee on 3 December 2014.

8.      icon Corporate Risk Management Strategy 2015-16 and Annual Risk Report 2013-2014 [423Kb] -Report by Depute Director (Environment) (copy herewith 14/528) (Pages 91-148)

Note:  This report will also be submitted to the meeting of the Scrutiny Committee on 3 December 2014.

9.      icon Records Management Policy [200Kb] - Report by Head of Legal Services (copy herewith 14/529) (Pages 149-172)