Agenda item

To approve the recommendations from the Executive

Minutes:

a)         2019/20 Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/2023

 

It was moved by Councillor Thrane and seconded by Councillor Ashton that Council:

 

·         Approve the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2019/20 as detailed in Appendix A (section 8)

 

·         Approve the revised Medium Term Financial Plan (2019/20 to 2022/2023) as detailed in Appendix A, including the revised Capital Programme (attached at Annex A) for the General Fund and HRA

 

·         Approve the Capital Strategy detailed in Appendix B

 

·         Approve the updated HRA 30 Business Plan detailed in Appendix C

 

·         Approve the Fees and Charges for 2019/20 as detailed in Appendix D

 

·         Approve the Procurement Forward Plan for 2019/20, providing the authority to procure based on procurement activity detailed in Appendix E

 

·         Approve a Band D Council Tax of £191.76 for 2019/20 (an increase of 2.9% from 2018/19)

 

·         Approve the following HRA charges:

o   Dwellings rents to reduce by an average of 1% (over 52 weeks) from £70.00 to £69.40 average per week (over 53 weeks)

o   Garage rents to be increased by 5% (over 53 weeks) from £6.47 to £6.79 average per week

o   Other charges including service charges to increase by a maximum of 5% for current tenants

o   Fuel charges at individual blocks have been reviewed and the 2019/20 charges is based on 2017/18 actual fuel usage / prices, charged on an individual scheme basis

 

·         Note that the Chief Finance Officer’s View is that the level of reserves are adequate for the Council based on this budget and the circumstances in place at the time of preparing it (Appendix A section 7)

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, councillors voted as follows with regard to the recommendations provided within section 2.1 of the report:

 

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAIN

ASHTON, Tony

 

ATKINS Ray

BARROW, Alan

 

 

CLAFF, Godfrey

 

 

DOUGLAS, Jamie

 

 

DOWSON, Lance

 

 

FLOWER, Samantha

 

 

FOX, Andrew

 

 

GREENHALGH, Damien

 

 

GROOBY, Linda

 

 

HAKEN, John

 

 

HELLIWELL, Sarah

 

 

HOWE, Caroline

 

 

HUDDLESTONE, Ian

 

 

JENNER, Pat

 

 

JOHNSON, Clive

 

 

KAPPES, John

 

 

KELLY, Ed

 

 

KEMP, Tony

 

 

KERR, David

 

 

LOMAX, David

 

 

McCABE, Julie

 

 

McKeown, Anthony

 

 

McKeown, Robert

 

 

OAKLEY, Graham

 

 

PERKINS, Jim

 

 

PRITCHARD, John

 

 

QUINN, Rachael

 

 

ROBERTS, Peter

 

 

SIDDALL, Edward

 

 

SIZELAND, Kath

 

 

SLOMAN, Fiona

 

 

STONE, Matthew

 

 

THRANE, Emily

 

 

TODD, Jean

 

 

WALTON, John

 

 

WHARMBY, George

 

 

WHARMBY, Jean

 

 

YOUNG, Stewart

 

 

 

The recommendations were declared carried, and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

 

b)         Statement of Community Involvement

It was moved by Councillor Ashton and seconded by Councillor Kemp that the Statement of Community Involvement be approved and adopted, subject to the modifications as set out within the report and as recommended by Economy and Growth Select Committee.

            When put to the vote, it was RESOLVED accordingly.

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