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Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
5. Delivery Options for Waste and Recycling Service.
Councillor Mark Jenkinson; Other Interest; Due to a personal relationship associated with the Contractor..
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Councillor M Jenkinson left the meeting
Delivery Options for Waste and Recycling Service
The subject of the decision
The Head of Community Services submitted a report which sought members to consider service delivery model options for the waste and recycling service and decide a preferred option.
It was confirmed with members that page 17 of the report had been amended showing a revised table of costings from that of the original publication. The amended information had been provided to members in advance of the meeting and the information explained.
This was also the case for Appendix 2; an amended document had been provided and discussed with members prior to the meeting.
Councillor M Johnson moved to approve option 3 as a preferred option as detailed in the report and that officers work with FCC to ensure a smooth
transition and that officers mitigate the risks as set out in the report, and moved recommendations 2 and 3 as per the report.
This was seconded by Councillor G Kemp. The motion was unanimously agreed.
Alternative options considered
Option 1 – continue to use contractor but under a new and more costly
Option 2 – direct delivery (bringing the service back in-house)
Option 3 – bringing the service back in-house to be run by local authority
The reason for the decision
To establish cost effective waste and recycling services in Allerdale, delivering to the needs of the local community.
1. Executive agreed option 3 (to bring the service back in-house to be run by a company owned by the local authority) as a preferred option.
Executive requested that officers work with FCC to ensure a smooth
transition and that officers mitigate the risks as set out in the report;
2. The additional resources required to deliver the interim solution and support costs up to 31 March 2020 be approved. This sum to be released from existing Earmarked Reserves;
3. That the Head of Service, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Quality and the Leader of the Council, be authorised to develop and implement a business plan (subject to budgetary approval) to deliver the approved option.