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With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall

Contact: Tracy Davies  Scrutiny Facilitator

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No. Item

25.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Frank Hemmings and Nigel Williams.

 

Best Wishes

It was agreed that best wishes be forwarded to Councillor Nigel Williams on behalf of the Committee, following his recent illness.

26.

Declarations of personal interests, if any

Members are reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare the existence and nature of any personal interest in respect of any of the business to be transacted at this meeting

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

27.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 December 2018

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Minutes:

AGREED – That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 December 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

28.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance

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Minutes:

The Head of Finance submitted a report (HF/02/19s) to assist the Committee in considering and agreeing its work programme.

 

The Scrutiny Officer introduced the report and referred, in particular, to the proposed changes detailed in section 4, which were subsequently supported by the Committee.

 

AGREED: That the Work Programme, attached at Appendix 1 to report HF/02/19s, be agreed and that the progress report on Pawb include an update on the funding application to the Arts Council of Wales. 

29.

Exclusion of Press and Public

In considering whether to exclude the press and public from the next part of the meeting Members are asked to consider the following factors when determining the public interest test.

 

Agenda Item 7 - Not for publication by virtue of paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).  The Proper Office has determined in considering this report that paragraph 14 should apply.  Her view on the public interest test was that while she was mindful of the need to ensure the transparency and accountability of public authorities for decisions taken by them in relation to the spending of public money, the right of the authority or a third party to the privacy of their financial or business affairs outweighed the need for that information to be made public.

It is, therefore, recommended that the press and public be excluded from the Meeting during consideration of the following item as it is likely that, if they were present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

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Minutes:

AGREED - That the press and public be excluded from the Meeting during consideration of the following item as it is likely that, if they were present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

30.

Update on the Economic Development Estate Strategic Asset Management Plan

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Economy – Economic Development and Regeneration

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Economy – Economic Development and Regeneration submitted a report (HHE/58/18/s) allowing Members to consider the progress in implementing the actions identified in the Economic Development Estate Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) 2014 -2019.

 

Members asked a number of questions regarding progress against the SAMPs key objectives and, clarification was sought, in particular, around use and maximisation of income and future long term plans for the estate.  The Lead Member and relevant Officer responded to Members questions accordingly.

 

AGREED:-

 

    (i)        That the Committee recognises the work completed as part of the action plan for the Economic Development Estate and the actions against the planned programme of works for 2017/18, and supports the planned programme of works for 2018/19.

  (ii)        That information regarding the partnership work the Council are doing with private investment into the Wrexham Industrial Estate be included in the report on the provision of small industrial units for the Economic Development Estate which is scheduled for the meeting on 3 April 2018.

 (iii)        That a verbal update be provided at the next meeting on the occupancy of the 2nd Floor of Redwither Tower.

 (iv)        That the Committee recommend to Executive Board that the income target for the Economic Development Estate be realigned in order to protect the earmarked reserve for reinvestment into the Estate to enable the essential planned programme of works.

  (v)        That the ground leases in Pierce’s Square (outlined in section (e) of the report) do not form part of the review to dispose of ground leases.