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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Town House. View directions

Contact: Dmitry Gavin, tel. 522123 or email  dgavin@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

DETERMINATION OF EXEMPT ITEM OF BUSINESS

Minutes:

Prior to considering the matters before the Sub Committee, the Sub Committee resolved in terms of Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude the press and public from the meeting for article 8 of the agenda so as to avoid disclosure of exempt information of the class described in paragraph 6 and 8 of Schedule 7(A) to the Act.

2.

MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

The Sub Committee had before it the minute of its previous meeting of 5 December 2012.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

to approve the minute as a correct record.

 

3.

INTERNAL WASTE MINIMISATION POLICY pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to article 22 of the minute of the meeting of the Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee of 19 March 2013, the Sub Committee had before it, a report in relation to the Internal Waste Management Policy, which had been referred for information purposes only.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

(i)         to note the urgent need for recycling on all Council properties, and that this would be included in the policy’s action plan;

(ii)        to note that an annual update on the policy would be provided to the Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee;

(iii)       to request that the Director of Housing and Environment discuss the need for an overarching post for operational internal waste management with the Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee;  and

(iv)       to note the content of the report.

 

4.

UPDATE ON THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ENERGY FROM WASTE pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

With reference to article 3 of the minute of the meeting of 3 October 2012, the Sub Committee had before it an update in relation to the procurement – development of a business case for Energy from Waste (EfW).

 

The Waste and Recycling Manager provided an update to the Sub Committee and advised that a further update would be provided in early December, prior to the Business Case going before Council on 18 December 2013 for approval.

 

The report recommended:-

that the Sub Committee note the contents of the report.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

to note the content of the report and to thank officers for their work.

 

5.

UPDATE ON WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT VARIATION pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

With reference to article 14 of the minute of meeting of the Council of 10 October 2012 where the Business Case for waste treatment facilities was approved, the Sub Committee had before it an update on the Waste Management Services Contract variation.

 

The Waste and Recycling Manager talked the Sub Committee through the report.  It will be required to check for Sub Committee requirements.

 

The report recommended:-

that the Sub Committee note the contents of the report.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

to note the contents of the report.

 

6.

DRAFT COMMUNICATION PLAN pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Minutes:

The Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment that provided an update on progress with the communications strategy associated with the development of the single site waste infrastructure project.

 

The report recommended:-

that the Sub Committee note the contents of the report.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

(i)     to note that a waste management conference for all key stakeholders in the City will be held in the Town and County Hall on the 4 of July, 2013;

(ii)    to delegate authority to the Director of Housing and Environment in consultation with the Convenor to decide the best name for the Waste strategy, whilst noting that all members of the Sub Committee would be consulted on potential names; and

(iii)    to otherwise approve the recommendation contained in the report. 

 

 

 

7.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING - 18 JUNE 2013

Minutes:

The Sub Committee noted that the next meeting was due to be held on Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 2pm.

 

In accordance with the decision recorded under article 1 of this minute, the following item was considered with the press and public excluded.

8.

SITES FOR WASTE AND RECYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE

Minutes:

The Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment which presented work to date on identifying sites for Waste and Recycling Infrastructure.  The report also sought Members’ approval of recommendations which would allow the site acquisition negotiations to be concluded. The Sub Committee also received a presentation from the Waste and Recycling Manager on potential sites.

 

The report recommended:-

that the Sub Committee

(a)  instructs officers to undertake further work to select a preferred site for Energy from Waste, Materials Recycling, Waste Collection Depot and, if in the city, a Household Waste and recycling Centre.

(b)  instruct officers to consider alternative sites that may come available during the process to identify the preferred site and if they comply with the criteria to bring such sites to the Zero Waste Sub Committee for consideration.

(c)  instruct officers to report back to the Zero Waste Sub Committee with the conclusion of further work, including a recommendation to proceed with site acquisition.

(d)  notes the approach taken to select a site for the treatment of organic waste and instruct officers to report to a future Zero Waste Sub Committee meeting with a recommendation to acquire a site. 

 

The Sub Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations contained in the report and noted that site acquisition (as detailed in recommendations (c)  and (d) above) will require the approval of the Finance and Resources Committee or Council.

- COUNCILLOR JEAN MORRISON MBE, Convener.