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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of MEETING of the CONTRACT SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday, 23 January 1997 at 5.15 pm.

Present: Councillors WILLIAM CROWE, JOHN GIBB, Mrs RENATE LAMONT, WILLIAM MIDDLETON and SANDY WEST.

Apology: An apology for absence was intimated on behalf of Councillor WILLIAM DOIG.

Councillor CROWE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minute of the meeting of this Committee held on 19 November 1996 was approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

The following matter was, on the determination of the Convener, dealt with as a matter of urgent business in view of the need for the holidays for 1997 to be finalised as soon as possible.

2. 1997 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - CONTRACT SERVICES

With reference to Article 8 of the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of 3 December 1996, there was submitted Report No 126/97 by the Director of Personnel seeking agreement to fix the remaining five days out of the twelve public holidays to be observed by employees of specific sections of the Contract Services Department during 1997.

The Committee noted the terms of the Report for its interest and agreed to recommend that the Personnel and Property Services Committee approve the following additional five fixed public holidays i.e. 1 and 7 April, 26 May, 21 July and 7 October to be observed by employees of the Contract Services Department working in ground maintenance, painting and plumbing and leisure management.

3. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Committee resolved that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following item so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part I of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 1.

4. RESTRUCTURE OF LEISURE MANAGEMENT

There was submitted Joint Report No 102/97 by the Contract Services Manager and the Director of Personnel proposing a revised management structure for the leisure facilities within Angus. It was considered that the revised structure detailed within the Report would provide Contract Services with a management structure which would help maintain and develop the efficiency of the service and provide the workforce with excellent career development opportunities.

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

(i) to endorse the proposals for a revised management structure outlined in the Report;

(ii) to recommend that the Personnel and Property Services Committee approve the proposed changes to the establishment; and

(iii) to note the situation regarding manual worker chargehands which would be reviewed immediately following the implementation of the proposed structure.