Agenda and minutes

Budget Meeting, Council
Thursday, 21st February, 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gateshead Civic Centre

Contact: Mike Aynsley 

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CL82

Capital Programme 2019/20 to 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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Consideration was given to the capital programme for the next five years to provide significant levels of strategic investment to help deliver the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy in order to maintain financial sustainability and support the Council’s strategic approach to Making Gateshead a Place Where Everyone Thrives.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED       -           (i)         That the capital programme for                                                                             2019/20 and the provisional                                                                                  programmes for 2012/21 to 2023/24,                                                                   as set out in Appendix 2 of the                                                                             report, be approved, subject to                                                                              external funding approvals being                                                                          received be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the provisional capital financing                                                                   for the programme, as set out in                                                                           Appendix 3 of the report, be noted                                                                       and authority be delegated to the                                                                               Strategic Director, Corporate                                                                                 Resources to enter into prudential                                                                        borrowing which is consistent with                                                                       the requirements of the capital                                                                                     programme and the Council’s                                                                               Treasury Management Strategy.

 

                                                            (iii)       That the position in relation to the

additional flexibility regarding the application of capital receipts to fund the revenue costs of transformational projects, outlined in Appendix 4 of the report, be noted and further updates be received to confirm specific investment plans as part of the capital programme monitoring reports during the year.

 

CL83

Fees and Charges 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Consideration was given to the level of fees and charges for the Council for 2019/20.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED       -           (i)         That the fees and charges for                                                                                2019/20, as set out in Appendix 2 of                                                                    the report, be approved.

 

                                                            (ii)        That the Strategic Director,                                                                                    Corporate Resources, be authorised                                                                   to make any necessary adjustments                                                                         to correct any errors in the schedule                                                             of fees and charges.

 

CL84

Budget and Council Tax Level 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Consideration was given to the Budget and Council Tax level for 2019/20. As part of the Council Tax setting process approval was also sought for the prudential indicators and Minimum Revenue Position Statement. 

 

Councillor Wallace moved the following amendment to the recommendations in the report:

 

After (2) ‘The revenue estimates of £206.999 million for 2019/20 be approved’ ADD with the following amendments:

 

Efficiencies, Savings and Cuts

 

Commissioning and Neighbourhoods – Change service reduction from £0.89m to £0.189m

 

Reduction in Staffing Establishment DTPP – Change reduction from £0.184m to £0.284m

 

Review of cross council advertising – Change saving from £0.05m to £0.115m

 

Removal of Special Responsibility Allowances from Committee Vice Chairs - £0.059m

 

Funding Increase

 

Street Cleaning Increase in Staffing Levels - £0.324m

 

After (3) ‘The use of £0.943 million Earmarked Reserves in 2019/20 be approved’ ADD ‘and £1 Million of General Reserves for a Borough-wide cleansing operation’.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 20.4, a recorded vote was taken as follows:

 

Councillors for the amendment:- R Beadle, P Craig, S Craig, D Duggan, S Hawkins, P Maughan, J McClurey, K McClurey, C Ord, M Ord, I Patterson and J Wallace.

 

Councillors against the amendment:- J Adams, D Bradford, C Bradley, M Brain, C Buckley,  L Caffrey, M Charlton, B Clelland, C Davison, W Dick, K Dodds, C Donovan, A Douglas, J Eagle, M Foy, P Foy, M Gannon, A Geddes, J Gibson, B Goldsworthy, M Graham, T Graham, J Green, S Green, G Haley, M Hall, H Haran, H Kelly, L Kirton, J Lee, K McCartney, J McElroy, C McHugh, E McMaster, M McNestry, R Mullen, B Oliphant, R Oxberry, S Ronchetti, J Turnbull, A Wheeler and K Wood.

 

On the amendment being put it was defeated.

 

The original recommendations were put as the substantive motion.

 

Councillors for the recommendation:- J Adams, D Bradford, C Bradley, M Brain, C Buckley,  L Caffrey, M Charlton, B Clelland, C Davison, W Dick, K Dodds, C Donovan, A Douglas, J Eagle, M Foy, P Foy, M Gannon, A Geddes, J Gibson, B Goldsworthy, M Graham, T Graham, J Green, S Green, G Haley, M Hall, H Haran, H Kelly, L Kirton, J Lee, K McCartney, J McElroy, C McHugh, E McMaster, M McNestry, R Mullen, B Oliphant, R Oxberry, S Ronchetti, J Turnbull, A Wheeler and K Wood.

 

Councillors against the recommendation:- R Beadle, P Craig, S Craig, D Duggan, S Hawkins, P Maughan, J McClurey, K McClurey, C Ord, M Ord, I Patterson, and J Wallace.

 

The original recommendation was duly carried.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED       -          

 

(1)       That Gateshead’s Band D Council Tax for 2019/20 be increased by 3.99% (including a 1% adult social care Government charge) to £1,753.92.

 

(2)       The revenue estimates of £206.999 million for 2019/20 be approved.

 

(3)       The use of £0.943 million Earmarked Reserves in 2019/20 be approved.

 

(4)       That the indicative schools funding presented in Appendix 2 of the report be agreed.

(5)       That the conclusions of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, in respect  ...  view the full minutes text for item CL84