Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Joseph Kennally  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

10.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he might have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interests she might have in respect of the business on the agenda. None were declared.

11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 9 February 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 9 February 2022 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

12.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Monday 7 March 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact the relevant Democracy Officer, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

13.

Decarbonisation Plans pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider proposals to decarbonise City of York Council’s corporate buildings.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the use of £50,000 from the Climate Change Scheme Fund to cover the creation of decarbonisation plans for 5 to 10 of the council’s corporate buildings, be approved. 

 

Reason: Decarbonisation plans for our corporate buildings present an opportunity to reduce the council’s carbon emissions and reduce energy bills while providing the basis for external grant funding, minimising the cost of capital works to the council. The Climate Change Scheme Fund was established to support carbon reduction initiatives.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that highlighted the proposals to decarbonise City of York Council’s corporate buildings.

 

The Assistant Director of Policy and Strategy presented the report and it was noted that the use of £50,000 from the Climate Change Scheme Fund would cover decarbonisation plans for 5 to 10 of the council’s corporate buildings. These buildings currently generated 1,713 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, with West Offices, York Crematorium and Marjorie Waite Court generating the highest emissions.

 

The Executive Member welcomed the scheme and

 

Resolved:  That the use of £50,000 from the Climate Change Scheme Fund to cover the creation of decarbonisation plans for 5 to 10 of the council’s corporate buildings, be approved. 

 

Reason: Decarbonisation plans for our corporate buildings present an opportunity to reduce the council’s carbon emissions and reduce energy bills while providing the basis for external grant funding, minimising the cost of capital works to the council. The Climate Change Scheme Fund was established to support carbon reduction initiatives.

 

14.

York Local Area Energy Plan pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To consider the establishment of a Local Area Energy Plan for York.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That the allocation of £90,000 from the 2021/22 Carbon Reduction Budget and £20,000 from 2022/23 budget to carry out a Local Area Energy Plan for York, be approved.

 

Reason: A Local Area Energy Plan is an important component of York’s net zero carbon transition. As well as reducing emissions, the project is expected to deliver future cost savings, deferred investment and value for money to the council; ensuring that future infrastructure is located appropriately, technologies are future proofed and investment is strategically targeted.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that highlighted the establishment of a Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) for York.

 

The Assistant Director of Policy and Strategy informed the Executive Member that producing a LAEP for York would be an important part of a wider North Yorkshire energy plan and delivering York’s LAEP alongside the North Yorkshire plan would provide an efficiency and cost saving to the council of £25k to £35k.

 

The Executive Member noted that a LAEP for York would reduce emissions, deliver future cost savings and ensure future infrastructure was located appropriately.

 

Resolved: That the allocation of £90,000 from the 2021/22 Carbon Reduction Budget and £20,000 from 2022/23 budget to carry out a Local Area Energy Plan for York, be approved.

 

Reason: A Local Area Energy Plan is an important component of York’s net zero carbon transition. As well as reducing emissions, the project is expected to deliver future cost savings, deferred investment and value for money to the council; ensuring that future infrastructure is located appropriately, technologies are future proofed and investment is strategically targeted.

 

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