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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of MEETING of the CONTRACT SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Tuesday 28 May 1996 at 4.00 pm.

Present: Councillors WILLIAM CROWE, WILLIAM DOIG, Mrs RENATE LAMONT and WILLIAM MIDDLETON.

Apologies: Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillors JOHN GIBB, WALLIE LEASK and SANDY WEST.

Councillor CROWE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

(a) The minute of the special meeting of this Committee of 5 March 1996 was approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

(b) The minute of the special meeting of this Committee of 30 April 1996 was approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

(c) The minute of the special meeting of this Committee of 15 May 1996 was, subject to the inclusion of Councillor Mrs Lamont in the sederunt, approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

2. APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE SUB-COMMITTEE

With reference to Standing Order 32(3) regarding the appointment of an Executive Sub-Committee of three members to take urgent decisions during the annual recess of the Council, the Committee agreed to appoint the Convener, Vice-Convener and Councillor Doig as members of the Sub-Committee.

3. CONTRACT SERVICES BUSINESS PLAN 1996/97

There was submitted Report No 428/96 by the Contract Services Manager introducing the Contract Services Business Plan for 1996/97. The Business Plan gave a synopsis of the current position of Contract Services and the Report advised that it was intended that the Plan would be a living document, constantly being updated to reflect the progress of the service, the achievement of its objectives and the establishment of new objectives. The Plan, once approved, would be made available to all staff, as would any future amendments.

The Committee noted the terms of the Report and agreed:-

(i) that the Contract Services Business Plan 1996/97 be approved;

(ii) that further information detailing how the departmental service objectives would be achieved should be submitted to the next full Committee meeting; and

(iii) that specific issues would be brought before the Committee as and when necessary.

4. ASSOCIATION OF DIRECT LABOUR ORGANISATIONS (ADLO) - APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS

There was submitted Report No 429/96 by the Contract Services Manager advising the Committee of the appointment of the Convener and the Contract Services Manager to the respective positions of Chairman and Secretary of ADLO's Scottish Leisure Services Working Group.

The Committee noted these appointments for its interest.