Agenda and minutes

(Budget), Overview & Scrutiny Committee (01.01.2002 - 25.05.2017) - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016 6.30 pm, MOVED

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

7.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Evans, L Evans, M Johnson, T Spencer and I Thomas.

8.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

9.

Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2015.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2015 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

10.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Interest.

11.

Draft Revenue & Capital Budgets 2016-17

Prior to consideration by Council on 25 February 2016, the committee is invited to scrutinise and make comments on the Draft Revenue and Capital Budgets 2016-17 report recommended to Council by Cabinet on 4 February 2016.

 

Please bring your copy of the 4 February 2016 Cabinet agenda to the meeting.

 

FOR DISCUSSION

Minutes:

The committee scrutinised the Draft Revenue and Capital Budgets 2016-17

report. Jane Eaton, S.151 Officer and Kevin Harlow, Corporate Accountancy Team Leader were present to answer questions.

 

In response to a question on the estimated deficit of £637,000 from 2015/16 it was confirmed that this was based on a worst case scenario.

 

It was confirmed that the business rates figures had not changed since the Cabinet meeting.

 

It was confirmed that that the settlement had been finalised and had been slightly more favourable than the provisional settlement.

 

In response to a question for information on the cost of Butserfest in 2015/16, it was explained that the information was not available on the night but would be circulated.

 

The committee discussed Appendix H the Statement of the S151 Officer and the risks that had been raised.

 

The committee asked that the following amendment be made to the report:

 

·                     Appendix B – ANPR Cameras – contact officer to be changed from Karen Dawes to Ryan Gulliver;

 

Following the discussion it was RESOLVED that it be reported to Council that the Committee had scrutinised and Draft Revenue and Capital Budget 2016-17 as agreed by Cabinet and noted the S151 Officers report.

 

 

12.

Consideration of any Executive decisions called-in to the Committee (if applicable)

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that the press and the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item as:-

 

(a)             it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and

(b)             in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

14.

Matters Arising from Executive Decisions relating to Exempt Items (if applicable)