Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary General Meeting - Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 9.30 am

Venue: Conference Room, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HP. View directions

Contact: Julia Gruffydd 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Correspondence

To receive and consider the attached Schedule of Correspondence and any recommendations thereon (below).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies were noted.

 

The Chairman congratulated Mr Julian Atkins, current Director of Countryside and Land Management, on his appointment to the post of Chief Executive from 1 February 2018 after a rigorous selection process.  Mr Atkins thanked members for their support and looked  forward to working with them to meet the challenges in the next few years.

 

The Chief Executive announced that the Authority had won the Welsh in the Workplace award at a ceremony yesterday in Aberystwyth, which reflected the Authority’s commitment to encouraging staff to learn Welsh with funded courses.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items on the agenda.  Members’ attention is drawn to the sheet attached to the attendance sheet and the need to record their declarations verbally and in writing, specifying the nature of the interest.

 

If Members have declared an interest in an item please ensure that you inform the Chair when you are leaving the room, so that this can be recorded in the minutes.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Public Speaking

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no requests to speak.

 

4.

Access to Information

RECOMMENDATION: to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 5 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of item 5 in accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

5.

Sale of Bungalow at the National Park Visitor Centre

Minutes:

The Commercial Manager advised members of offers received on the bungalow at the National Park Visitor Centre.  In response to questions he confirmed that covenants would be put on the sale conditions to protect the special nature of the site.

 

The Chief Executive confirmed that the proceeds of the sale would be treated as a capital receipt to invest into capital projects, for example, renewable energy schemes.

 

In response to a member question, the Director of Countryside commented that opportunities for renewable energy installation(s) at the Centre could be considered in response to the viability of micro-hydro schemes being uncertain. A discussion with Welsh Government officials had already taken places regarding the potential to re-purpose the funding received for the hydro programme in this regard.

 

In light of the offers received an amendment to the recommendation was moved.

 

RESOLVED:  That the highest offer received for the bungalow at the National Park Visitor Centre be accepted but that in the event of this not proceeding, the offer of the asking price be accepted.