Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

33.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Members are asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Members were invited to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, which they might have in the business on the agenda. No additional interests were declared.

 

34.

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The Executive Member for Finance and Performance is asked to approve and sign the minutes of his Decision Session held on 16 December 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Executive Member for Finance and Performance Decision Session held on 16 December 2019 be approved and then signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

 

 

35.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday 10 January 2020. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Members’ remits.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Martina Weitsch, a Member of the Green Party, and York resident, spoke on Agenda Item 4: Green Energy Tariff. She applauded the council for deciding to make an investment in green energy and as a demonstration of its commitment to the declaration of a climate emergency. She encouraged the investment in companies that invest in green energy at the end of the 4 year contract. She urged the move away from reliance on fossil fuels and investment in renewable energy between the end of the existing contract and beginning of the new contract. Her comments were noted by the Executive Members.

 

 

 

 

 

36.

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The Executive Members are asked to consider a proposal to adjust the electricity contract to the Npower green energy tariff commencing 1 April 2020.

Decision:

Resolved: That the Executive Members:

 

                     i.        Approve a change to the corporate electricity contract from April 1st 2020 to the green energy tariff.

 

                    ii.        Instruct officers to consult with Schools and other partners who access this contract and seek their approval to switch to the green tariff.

 

Reason:     To allow City of York Council to undertake steps to deliver actions as in relation to the Council Plan.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Members considered a proposal to adjust the electricity contract to the Npower green energy tariff commencing 1 April 2020. The Head of Property Design and Facilities Management was in attendance to present the report. He explained that the corporate electricity contract with Npower commenced on 1 April 2019 for 4 years and within this contract was the option to adjust to a green electricity tariff. The impact of this was extra annual expenditure of circa £7,000 split down into CYC buildings, York Explore, Schools, and Street Lighting as shown in paragraph 12 of the report. He added that the consumption figures were based on 2018/9 data and that the change to the green energy tariff overall provided benefit to carbon neutrality.

 

The Executive Members thanked officers for their work on the paper and noted that the council was continuing to look at different areas for the delivery of sustainability in an affordable way. They further asked that in regard to commissioning work for residential and adult social care, that sustainability was placed on the frameworks for them.

 

Resolved: That the Executive Members:

 

                             i.        Approve a change to the corporate electricity contract from April 1st 2020 to the green energy tariff.

 

                            ii.        Instruct officers to consult with Schools and other partners who access this contract and seek their approval to switch to the green tariff.

 

Reason:     To allow City of York Council to undertake steps to deliver actions as in relation to the Council Plan.,,

 

 

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