Agendas, reports and minutes
Redesign of The Highland Council Board
Date: Monday, 28 November 2022
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A meeting of the Re-design Board will take place in Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on 28 November 2022 at 10.30am.
Recording Notice: Please note this meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Council’s YouTube channel.
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.
Head of Corporate Governance
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time. Advice may be sought from officers prior to the meeting taking place.
The Committee is invited to note the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2022, which were approved by the Council on 22 September 2022.
4. Redesign of Highland Council – Work Programme Update
Ath-dhealbhadh Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd – Cunntas às Ùr mun Phrògram Obrach
There is circulated Report No RDB/06/22 dated 22 November 2022 by the Interim Depute Chief Executive.
The Board is asked to note:
i. the confirmation of the following major projects coming under the remit of the Board:
• Asset Management
• Connected Customer & Digitisation
• Bus Company;
ii. the assignment of Board members to the major projects; and
iii. the current programme of Lean/Rapid Reviews.
5. Asset Management Pillar 3 – Asset Rationalisation
Stiùireadh So-mhaoin Colbh 3 – Reusanachadh So-mhaoin
There is circulated Report No RDB/07/22 dated 22 November 2022 by the Executive Chief Officer, Property & Housing.
The Board is asked to:
i. note progress on the Asset Rationalisation workstream, including progress made towards the achievement of the £1M revenue savings target, as detailed in section 5 of this report; and
ii. approve the next steps for full achievement of the target savings as set out in section 9 of this report.
6 Asset Management – Inverness Town House
Stiùireadh So-mhaoin – Taigh Baile Inbhir Nis
There is circulated Report No RDB/08/22 dated 21 November 2022 by the Executive Chief Officer, Property & Housing
The Board is asked to:
i. approve the proposed approach to be taken to realising savings to the general fund from a changed approach to the use of Inverness Town House (section 7)
ii. note the recommendation for the Inverness Common Good Fund to seek commercial advice over maximising profits from civic and hosted events (section 8.1); and
iii. note the recommendation to commission a feasibility study for the longer-term use of the Inverness Town House to ensure the site is sustained beyond any transition towards a net zero estate (section 8.2).
7. Roads Improvement Project – Update
Pròiseact Leasachaidh Rathaidean – Cunntas às Ùr
There is circulated Report No RDB/09/22 dated 14 November 2022 by the Executive Chief Officer, Infrastructure, Environment & Economy.
The Board is asked to note the progress of the Roads Improvement Project.
8. Redesign of Highland Council – Connected Customers and Digitisation Review
Ath-dhealbhadh Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd – Ath-sgrùdadh Luchd-ceannaich Co-cheangailte agus Didseatachaidh
There is circulated Report No RDB/10/22 dated 18 November 2022 by the Interim Depute Chief Executive.
The Board is asked to consider and agree the Project Brief for Connected Customers and Digitisation which can be found at Appendix 1.
9. Bus Company Project – Update
Pròiseact Companaidh Bhusaichean – Cunntas às Ùr
There is circulated Report No RDB/11/22 dated 17 November 2022 by the Executive Chief Officer, Infrastructure, Environment & Economy
The Board is asked to note the progress of the Bus Company Project.
- Download the Minutes Minutes, 114.02 KB
- Item 3 - RDB Minute 7 Sept 2022 Report, 109.16 KB
- Item 4 - Redesign of Highland Council Update - 28 November 22 Report, 208.7 KB
- Item 5 - Asset Management Pillar 3 - Asset Rationalisation Report, 294.86 KB
- Item 6 - Asset Management - Inverness Town House Report, 221.12 KB
- Item 7 - Roads Improvement Project Update Report, 166.36 KB
- Item 8 - Connected Customers and Digitisation Review Report, 276.79 KB
- Item 9 - Bus Company Project Update Report, 177.48 KB