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Council Meeting - 8 October 2014

A Meeting of Perth and Kinross Council will be held in the Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, Council Building, 2 High Street, Perth on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 2.00pm.

Members

Provost Grant and All Councillors.

Agenda

1.       Welcome and Apologies

2.       Declarations of Interest

3.       Minute of Meeting of 25 June 2014 for approval and signature

4.       Minutes of meetings of Committees from 18 June 2014 to 17 September 2014

5.       Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership

(i)       icon Minute of meeting of the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership Board of 23 May 2014 for noting [349Kb] (copy herewith) (Pages 7-10)

(ii)      icon Briefing Note by Executive Lead Officer [327Kb] (copy herewith 14/430) (Pages 11-14)

6.       icon Treasury Activity and Compliance Report - 2014/15 Quarter 1 [214Kb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/431) (Pages 15-34)

7.       icon Biennial Review of Financial Regulations 2014 [261Kb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/432) (Pages 35-74)

8.       icon Update of Medium Term Financial Plan [349Kb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/433) (Pages 75-104)

9.       icon Audited Statement of Accounts 2013/14 [1Mb] - Report by Head of Finance (copy herewith 14/434) (Pages 105-208)

10.     icon Perth and Kinross Annual Performance Report 2013/14 [724Kb] - Report by Chief Executive (copy herewith 14/435) (Pages 209-262)

11.     icon Child Protection Committee Standards and Quality Report 2013-2014 [936Kb] - Joint Report by Chief Executive and Executive Director (Education and Children's Services) (copy herewith 14/436) (Pages 263-340)

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

12.     icon Perth Transport Futures Project - Phase 1 A9/A85 to Bertha Park Compulsory Purchase Order (Report 2) [7Mb] - Report by Executive Director (Environment) (copy herewith 14/437) (Pages 341-356)

13.     Membership

(i)       Live Active Leisure

The Council is asked to appoint Councillor M Williamson to replace Councillor J Coburn on the Board of Directors for Live Active Leisure.

(ii)      Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

The Council is asked to appoint a replacement for Councillor C Shiers on the Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust.

(iii)     Tay and Earn Trust

The Tay and Earn Trust is an incorporated body having charitable status under the charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.  One of the primary aims of the Trust is the regeneration of the river Tay.  The Trust has been working in close partnership with the Council's Planning and Regeneration Service and others and has produced the Inner Tay Masterplan 2012-2022.  The Masterplan provides a framework for regeneration development priorities and some of the key projects include the development of pontoons, activity centre and park and ride.  The Trust is in the process of strengthening its governance arrangements and expanding its Board of Trustees.

The Council is asked to appoint a member to the Tay and Earn Trust.

14.    Amendments to Scheme of Administration

The Council is asked to agree the following changes to the Scheme of Administration:-

Part 2 - General Provision Relating to Committees

4 Community Safety Committee

Paragraph 4.2.2 - Additional Paragraph:

Adult Support and Protection

To oversee the work of the Adult Protection Committee in relation to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and all related subordinate legislation.

8 Housing and Health Committee

Paragraph 8.2.2 - Amend to include:

Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

10 Lifelong Learning Committee

Paragraph 10.2.4 - Amend to include:

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Paragraph 10.4 - Amend to read as follows:

Education Appeal Committee

In terms of Section 28D of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and in accordance with Schedule A1 to that Act, the Committee shall appoint an Education Appeal Committee comprising elected members who are members of the Lifelong Learning Committee, parents of children currently of school age nominated by either Parent Councils or Parent Forums, and persons from the Perth and Kinross area who have experience in education or are acquainted with the educational conditions in the area.

Any sitting of an Appeal Committee shall consist of 3 persons, no more than 2 of whom may be elected members.  An elected member shall not be Convener.

Part 3 - Delegation to Officials

22 Executive Director (Education and Children's Services)

Paragraph 22.1.1 - Amend to include:

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

24 Executive Director (Housing and Community Care)

Paragraph 24.1.1 - Amend to include:

Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM(S) IN ORDER TO AVOID THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WHICH IS EXEMPT IN TERMS OF SCHEDULE 7A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT, 1973

P1.     icon Securing the Future for Culture and Leisure: Strategic Commissioning of Culture and Leisure Services [305Kb] - Report by Executive Director (Education and Children's Services) (copy herewith)

NoteThere will be a presentation by Jura Consultants prior to the above report.

P2.     Perth Office Programme - Report by Executive Director (Environment) (copy issued under separate cover)