Officer Decisions

Officers exercise delegated decision making powers in respect of both non-executive and executive functions of the Council.

The present Scheme of Delegation from the Leader of the Council, which sets out how executive functions will be discharged, provides for delegated decision making by officers. Appendix 9 of the Constitution sets out the non-executive functions delegated to officers. All executive functions, other than those reserved by Cabinet, may be discharged by officers.

The Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council have established their own sub-schemes of delegation detailing which and how both non-executive and executive functions will be discharged on behalf of the authority.

Decision records for the discharge of functions by officers are published below. These decision records set out the following information:-

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by Council officers.

Officer Decisions

14/01/2021 - (FCS) Request for Compulsory Redundancy - ERP0180 ref: 1131    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

14/01/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Children and Young People’s Directorate

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The service where the individual was employed had restructured resulting in the loss of a post and the employee had not been successful in being redeployed.  

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Redeployment options had been explored and no suitable alternative post found.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in Children and Young People’s Directorate.

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                                  

Dated          14 January 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title:    Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services & S151 Officer

 

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


14/01/2021 - (FCS) - Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0179 ref: 1130    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

  

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

14/01/2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and

flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to a request for flexible retirement from an employee in Finance and Customer Services.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement from an employee in Finance and Customer Services.

Signed by the Decision Maker                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Dated          14 January 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                               

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services and S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


13/01/2021 - (FCS) Calculation of the Council Tax Base for 2021/22 ref: 1122    Recommendations Approved

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012 governing its calculation, it is determined that the Council’s Tax Base for the financial year 2021/22 is 70,760.52 Band D Equivalent Properties.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 05/02/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

13 January 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

Judith Badger

Strategic Director - Finance and Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Budget Council Meeting – 27th February 2019.

Appendix 9 of the Constitution – Responsibility for Functions.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To determine the Council Tax Base for 2021/22 financial year. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012 governing its calculation, it is determined that the Council’s Tax Base for the financial year 2021/22 is 70,760.52 Band D Equivalent Properties.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

To comply with statutory requirements to enable the setting of the Council Tax for 2021/22.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

None. 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

None.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

Report to the Strategic Director – Finance and Customer Services – Calculation of the Council Tax Base 2021/22.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Badger


05/11/2020 - (R&E) Town Centre Demolitions - Delivering the Town Centre Masterplan ref: 1118    Recommendations Approved

To appoint a contractor via direct award from the Efficiency North Framework for demolition and remediation works for properties contributing to the delivery of the Town Centre Masterplan.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 05/11/2020

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

5 November 2020

Title:

Town Centre Demolitions – Delivering the Town Centre Masterplan

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

Simon Moss, Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

None specified

Brief Description of Decision:

The main report details the two separate projects that involve demolition, remediation and enabling works to progress the delivery of schemes set out in Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan.  It also outlines the reasoning to use delegated authority to appoint a contractor via direct award to deliver these works.

 

To enable this the Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport is using his delegated authority to appoint a contractor via direct award from the Efficiency North Framework for demolition and remediation works for a total of two properties contributing to the delivery of the Town Centre Masterplan.

Reasons for the Decision:

The proposal would demolish the existing building, remediate the site, and deliver a short-term use public open space on the front of the site adjoining High Street. 

 

There are therefore known time pressures for delivery of the identified projects, with 9-13 High Street delivery the most critical. Early engagement with contractors and an accelerated appointment process is therefore deemed essential.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

The options considered to procure contractor(s) to deliver the identified projects included a standard competitive open tender approach as well as utilising a range of framework options. 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

None.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

Not applicable

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

Main Report

  • Town Centre Demolitions – Delivering the Town Centre Masterplan

Background Papers

  • Cabinet Report 19 October 2020 - 9. Towns Fund – Town Investment Plan (Pages 233 - 260)
  • Cabinet Report 23 November 2020 – Riverside Precinct Demolition

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to appoint a contractor via direct award from the Efficiency North Framework for demolition and remediation works for a total of two properties contributing to the delivery of the Town Centre Masterplan.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker  

Dated: 5 November 2020

 

Name: Simon Moss

Job Title: Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Wards affected: Boston Castle;

Lead officer: James Green