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Venue: Committee Room 2 - Town House

Contact: Allison Swanson, tel 01224 522822 or email  aswanson@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

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https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=149&MId=6277&Ver=4

 

Please note that if any changes are made to this minute at the point of approval, these will be outlined in the subsequent minute and this document will not be retrospectively altered.

1.

Confidential Business

Minutes:

The Committee was advised that the applications/requests listed at item 7 on the agenda were to be heard in private and treated as confidential information in terms of Section 50(A)(3)(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

 

The Committee resolved:

to note that applications/requests to be heard in private and treated as confidential information in terms of Section 50(A)(3)(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 were listed at item 7 on the agenda.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3.

Minute of Previous Meeting of 30 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it the minute of its meeting of 30 October 2018 for approval.

 

The Committee resolved:

to approve the minute as a correct record.

4.

Committee Business Planner pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it the committee business planner as prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance.

 

The Committee resolved:

to note the committee business planner.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

 

The press and public were excluded from the meeting for consideration of the applications listed in section 7 on the agenda and appendix A of the minute which contained confidential information in terms of Section 50A 3(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

5.

APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES

Minutes:

The Committee had before it, for its consideration, the applications listed in Appendix A to this minute.

 

The Committee resolved:-

that all applications be determined on the basis shown in Appendix A and that all licences were subject to the Council’s standard conditions unless otherwise stated.

6.

Applications for Licences

Minutes:

The Committee had before it, for its consideration, the applications listed in Appendix B to this minute.

 

The Committee resolved:-

that all applications be determined on the basis shown in Appendix B and that all licences were subject to the Council’s standard conditions unless otherwise stated.

- Councillor John Reynolds, Convener.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX A

 

 

1.         REQUEST FOR THE SUSPENSION of a Taxi Driver's Licence

Application Reference 7/01

 

The Committee had before it an information sheet prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance in respect of the request which advised that in terms of Paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, Police Scotland had requested the consideration of the suspension or revocation of the licence holder’s taxi driver’s licence and a copy of the letter dated 2 November 2018 from the Chief Constable, Police Scotland, c/o Aberdeen City Division, was appended to the information note.

 

The licence holder was not in attendance.

 

Sergeant Flett was in attendance on behalf of Police Scotland and spoke in support of the request from Police Scotland.

 

The Committee asked questions of Sergeant Flett.

 

Sergeant Flett summed up.

 

The Committee resolved:

(i)            to agree to suspend the licence holder’s taxi driver’s licence with immediate effect for its unexpired portion in terms of Paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 on the basis that the applicant was not a fit and proper person; and

(ii)          to agree to refer the licence holder to the Council’s Occupational Health Provider for a medical report to be received and should there be a material change in circumstances the licence holder could submit a request for the suspension to be removed and this could be considered by the Licensing Sub Committee or future meeting of the Committee.

 

 

2.         application for the renewal of a Taxi Driver's Licence

Application Reference 7/02

 

The Committee had before it (1) an information sheet prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance in respect of the application which advised that the application had to be determined by 27 April 2019; and (2) a letter of representation from the Chief Constable, Police Scotland, c/o Aberdeen City Division dated 23 November 2018.

 

The applicant was in attendance and spoke in support of his application.

 

Sergeant Flett was in attendance and spoke in support of Police Scotland’s letter of representation.

 

The Committee asked questions of the applicant and Sergeant Flett.

 

Sergeant Flett and the applicant both summed up.

 

Councillor Donnelly moved, seconded by Councillor Townson:-

that the Committee grant the licence.

 

Councillor Delaney moved as an amendment:-

that the Committee refuse the licence.

 

The amendment by Councillor Delaney did not attract a seconder, however, and therefore fell.

 

The Committee resolved:

to grant the licence.

 

 

3.         application for the renewal of a Taxi Driver's Licence

Application Reference 7/03

 

The Committee had before it an information sheet prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance in respect of the application which advised that the application had to be determined by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.