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APPENDIX IV to the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of Tuesday 29 April 1997 (Article 19 refers)

MINUTE of ADJOURNED MEETING of the EXECUTIVE SUB-COMMITTEE of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar, on Thursday 17 April 1997 at 3.30 pm.

Present: Councillors ROB MURRAY, WILLIAM MIDDLETON and THOMAS YOUNG.

Councillor MURRAY, Convener, in the Chair.

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved that the public and press should be excluded during the meeting so as to avoid the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (paragraph 8).

2. ANDOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL, BRECHIN

(a) Acquisition of Title

With reference to Article 6 of the minute of meeting of Angus Council of 27 March 1997 and Article 2 of the minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 15 April 1997 the Director of Law and Administration reported that, although there had been correspondence with the landowner’s solicitors subsequent to the meeting of this Sub-Committee of 15 April 1997, to date the negotiations had not reached a conclusion.

The Sub-Committee thereafter agreed:-

(i) in order to protect the Council's position, to make the General Vesting Declaration, giving the Council the right to enter upon and take possession of the land on 26 May 1997; and

(ii) to instruct the appropriate officials to continue negotiations with the landowner with a view to reaching a mutually agreeable conclusion to the negotiations.

(b) Acceptance of Tender

With reference to Article 6 of the minute of meeting of the Council of 27 March 1997 there was submitted Report No 356/97 by the Director of Property Services on tenders received for the construction of a new primary school in Brechin.

The Sub-Committee agreed:-

(i) to approve acceptance of the lowest tender for the several works for a 15 month contract period, that of Taycon Construction Ltd, Dundee in the amount of £1,656,505.79;

(ii) to approve the estimated total cost of £2,561,506 (at out-turn prices);

(iii) to approve negotiation by the Director of Property Services with the lowest tenderer for the provision of a nursery facility, within the terms and conditions of this contract, and submission of a further report to Committee;

(iv) to note that following award of Challenge Funding, overall provision for this project had been made in the Composite Capital Programme for 1997/98 and beyond;

(v) to note the additional revenue expenditure arising from this project (first full year 1999/2000) as detailed in the report; and

(vi) that entry be taken to the site no later than 26 May 1997, or earlier by prior agreement between the parties.