Neighbourhood Services Committee - 27/06/2016

At a MEETING of the NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 27th June, 2016.

Present:-

Lord Provost Bob DUNCAN

Depute Lord Provost Christina ROBERTS

BAILIES

Willie SAWERS

Helen WRIGHT

Ian BORTHWICK

Derek J SCOTT

COUNCILLORS

Ken GUILD

Ken LYNN

Lesley BRENNAN

John ALEXANDER

Vari McDONALD

Georgia CRUICKSHANK

David BOWES

Gregor MURRAY

Tom FERGUSON

Bill CAMPBELL

Alan G ROSS

Brian GORDON

Kevin CORDELL

Lynne SHORT

Richard McCREADY

Will DAWSON

Kevin KEENAN

Norma McGOVERN

Stewart HUNTER

Mohammed ASIF

Fraser MACPHERSON

Laurie BIDWELL

Councillor John ALEXANDER, Convener, in the Chair.

The minute of meeting of this Committee of 13th June, 2016 was held as read.

Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.

It was reported that a request had been received for a deputation to be heard in relation to Articles II and IV. The Committee agreed to hear the deputation.

After the deputation had stated their case, they were thanked for their attendance and withdrew.

I DECLARATION OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were made.

II REVIEW OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE

On a reference to Article II of the minute of meeting of the Environment Committee of 21st April, 2014, there was submitted Report No 202-2016 by the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services seeking approval for the introduction of a revised collection service for household waste and recycling within the city and to align the Councils service profile with the Charter for Household Recycling in Scotland and national Code of Practice.

The Convener, seconded by Councillor Cordell, moved:-

(i) approval of the adoption of the amended recycling and waste collection strategy detailed below:

 

- introduction of enhanced bring-site provision for city-wide glass collection;

- introduction of separate kerbside collection service for mixed paper and card;

- introduction of separate kerbside collection service for mixed plastics, cans and terapaks; and

- amendments to the commodity mixes for recycling containers being introduced for serving communal properties;

(ii) note the:

- weekly food waste collections across the city; and

- amendments to the residual waste collection frequency;

(iii) authorise capital expenditure of 1,560,000 on the purchase of the required containers and associated materials in 2016/2017 and the procurement of these through the Scotland Excel Framework by way of a mini-competition tender process to select the preferred supplier; and

(iv) remit the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services to implement and sign the Charter for Household Recycling in Scotland.

 

As an amendment, Councillor McCready, seconded by Councillor Brennan, moved to:-

 

Replace the recommendations with:-

 

2.1 The Committee notes the content of the report.

 

2.2 The Committee resolves to maximise the level of recycling within the city.

 

2.3 The Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services is remitted to bring back additional reports before any actions are agreed to, which:

 

- Set out in detail the rationale for glass collections including an options appraisal for continuing and/or extending kerbside collection of glass, including details on the environmental impact of each alternative.

 

- Set out details of additional costs for continuing and/or extending the kerbside collection of glass and an action plan to seek support from the Scottish Government and other public bodies for the maximum level of recycling in the city.

 

- Set out details of a potential campaign to ensure that glass recycling is supported by retailers and manufacturers who sell or produce products which use glass.

2.4 The Committee resolves that no changes to the recycling regime will take place without meaningful consultation with the citizens of Dundee.

 

On a division, there voted for the motion - the Convener, Lord Provost, Depute Lord Provost, Bailies Sawers and Scott and Councillors Guild, Bowes, Campbell, Cordell, Dawson, Hunter, Lynn, McDonald, Murray, Ross, Short and Macpherson (17); and for the amendment - Bailies Wright and Borthwick and Councillors Keenan, Asif, Bidwell, Brennan, Cruickshank, Ferguson, Gordon, McCready and McGovern (11) - whereupon the motion was declared carried.

III TENDERS RECEIVED BY HEAD OF DESIGN AND PROPERTY - RIVERSIDE TEMPORARY GAS FLAREINSTALLATION

There was submitted Report No 229-2016 by the Head of Design and Property detailing tenders received in respect of the above project.

The Committee agreed to accept an offer from AFS Automatic Flare Systems in the sum of 19,650, to which required to be added allowances amounting to 18,350, giving a total expenditure of 38,000.

IV TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR CITY CAMPAIGN REVIEW

There was submitted Report No 236-2016 by the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services advising the Committee on the progress of the Take Pride in Your City Campaign and seeking approval for its continuation.

The Committee noted the contents of the report and remitted the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services to:-

(i) take forward the campaign and create an action plan to be reported back to this Committee;

 

(ii) build on the existing campaign focussing on children and young people, businesses, the city centre and neighbourhoods; and

 

(iii) create an Environmental Forum.

The Committee agreed that the undernoted item of business be considered as a matter of urgency in terms of Standing Order No 17(b) in view of the timescales involved.

V WEST KIRKTON 2ND BRITISH IRON AND STEEL (BISF) HOUSING

There was submitted Report No 244-2016 by the Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services seeking approval for the undernoted works:-

 

Development

No of

Properties

ECO Funding

Council

Contribution

Total Cost

West Kirkton 2nd BISF

 

(works include EWI, window replacement and associated asbestos removal works)

42

 

58,800

871,904

930,704

 

The Committee approved accordingly.

John ALEXANDER, Convener.