Agenda and minutes
Venue: Conference Room, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham
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Declarations of Members' Interests
To receive any declarations of interest from Members
There were no declarations of interest.
To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council, the Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive
The Vice-Chairman referred to the sad news that the Chairman of the Council and Member for Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead, Councillor Roger Clarke, had recently passed away following a period of ill-health and reported that the Council’s sincere condolences had been sent to his wife.
Members stood and observed a minute’s silence in his memory.
The Chairman gave details of the civic memorial service that would be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018. The funeral would be held in private.
The Vice-Chairman, the Leader and the Leader of the minority Group all paid tribute to Councillor Clarke.
To receive the recommendation from the meeting of Cabinet held on 22nd March 2018 in respect of the approval of a supplementary capital budget for the redevelopment of Piries Place Car Park
(The full Cabinet report is online at: Cabinet_agenda)
Two members of the public spoke in objection to the proposed additional budget.
The Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets reported that Cabinet, at its meeting earlier in the day, had considered and approved the authorisation of the Director of Planning, Economic Development and Property to enter into a contract for the redevelopment of the car park at Piries Place within the proposed new budget figure of £8,000,000, subject to Council’s approval of the additional supplementary capital budget.
Council was therefore requested to approve the additional supplementary capital budget to enable the project to proceed.
It was moved by Councillor Brian Donnelly and seconded by Councillor Gordon Lindsay that the recommendation should be approved.
That a supplementary capital budget of up to £750,000 be approved in addition to the figure of £7,250,000 previously approved on 18th October 2017, thus increasing the total budget to £8,000,000.
To allow the Council to proceed with the demolition of the existing multi storey car park and replacement with a new larger facility, which will meet modern standards and customer expectations.
To consider matters certified by the Chairman as urgent
There was no urgent business.