Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Regeneration & Transport Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Friday, 24th October, 2014
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Maurice Perry(Chairman), Cllr Norma Wilburn(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Ian Dalgarno, Cllr Phillip Dennis, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Norma Stephenson O.B.E
Officers:
Richard McGuckin, Simon Milner(DNS), Graham Birtle, Jenna McDonald(LD)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Maureen Rigg
Item Description Decision
Public
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EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 21ST JULY 2014
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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DRAFT MINUTES - 8TH SEPTEMBER 2014
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
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REVIEW OF ROAD AND FOOTPATH INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

AGREED that:

1.Head of Technical Services report back to the Committee with a breakdown of costs, savings and achievements to date

2.The Committee consider at the next meeting the information from the Head of Technical Services, what the additional resources could potentially achieve, and was there anything else that could have been achieved for consideration in the final report.
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WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the information was noted.
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CHAIR'S UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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The evacuation procedure was noted.
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There were no declarations of interest.
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The minutes of the meeting held on 21st July 2014 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 8th September 2014.
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The Committee was presented with a report on Potential Highway Maintenance Investment from the Highways Network Manager and Head of Technical Services. The purpose of the report was to detail to the Committee the need for additional funding to be invested in to highway infrastructure.

The Committee was asked to consider where any additional funding coming forward should be targeted.

Key points noted by Members included:

- The highway network was the single largest Council owned asset with 520 miles of adopted highway within the Borough with an annual budget in excess of 2.5million to spend on highway maintenance which was made up of Capital and Revenue funding.

- A Highway Infrastructure Investment Report was recently discussed at Cabinet which set out the intention of a 9million investment in highway and footway maintenance activities over the next three years

- A two year highway maintenance programme had been developed and was introduced for 2013/14 and 2014/15. It was highlighted that in the past, the highway maintenance programme was held annually

Members of the Committee were informed that there were a number of viable alternative options could be undertaken on those footways and carriageways in the Borough that required remedial treatments which included:

- Texture Blast
- UltiFastpath
- Surface Dressing
- Velocity Patching
- Carriageway Resurfacing
- Joint/Crack Sealant

- The nature of a road and the traffic volumes on the road depended on whether or not savings could have been used to apply Texture Blast. Members heard that skid resistance was different on main roads and carriageways

- Carriageways were reviewed on a 4 yearly cycle; some carriageways did not require another Texture Blast treatment beyond its 2 - 3 year life span.

- Texture Blast treatment could be carried out around pedestrian crossing areas

- A skid resistance programme was in place to test the skid resistance of roads

- Texture Blasting was a quick procedure and roads did not need to be closed for the works to be carried out

- Utility restrictions were in place to ensure that the same materials were used for the UltiFastpath treatment

- Social aspects of maintenance and repair works were continuously considered.

- A proactive maintenance routine was in place for carrying out inspections and highlighted that Stockton Borough Council exceeded the National Code for Inspections
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The Chair provided no update.

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