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Grounds Maintenance Machinery Replacement Programme

Meeting: 27/03/2018 - Cabinet (Item 58)

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To request annual capital expenditure of up to £50,000 until 2022/23 (5 years) to replace grounds maintenance equipment which has reached the end of its useful life (report of the Portfolio Holder Place and the Executive Director Place enclosed).

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Portfolio Holder Place and the Executive Director Place, which sought annual capital expenditure of up to £50,000 until 2022/23 (5 years) to replace grounds maintenance equipment which had reached the end of its useful life.

 

DECISION:

 

That the report be noted;

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:

 

a)    That capital expenditure of up to £50,000 be approved for the purchase of replacement equipment for the delivery of the grounds maintenance service in 2018/19, the proposed funding to come from appropriate reserves; and

 

b)    That the capital equipment replacement programme for grounds maintenance, for annual capital expenditure of up to £50,000 until 2022/23, be approved.

 

(Other options considered:

·         To lease or hire equipment; or

·         To do nothing.

Reasons for decision:

·         Replacement will result in increased effectiveness, efficiency and quality, and will deliver value for money.  It would also create flexibility to purchase the most appropriate mowers for the work in hand;

·         With the increased flexibility that the purchase of equipment would give, officers could investigate, with a view to offer, a commercial ground maintenance service, where any new opportunities might arise within the district).

 

(The Environmental Services Manager left the meeting following discussion of this item).