Agenda and minutes

Budget Meeting, Council
Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Rosalyn Patterson 

Items
No. Item

CL101

Capital Programme 2017/18 to 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the capital programme for the next five years to provide significant levels of strategic investment to deliver priority outcomes within the Council Plan.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

(i)

That the capital programme for 2017/18, and the provisional programmes for 2018/19 to 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 2, be approved, subject to external funding approvals being received.

 

 

(ii)

That the provisional capital financing for the programme, as set out in Appendix 3, be noted and that authority be delegated to the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources to enter in to 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 be noted and that further updates be received to confirm specific investment plans as part of the capital programme monitoring reports during the year.

 

CL102

Fees and Charges 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the level of fees and charges for the Council for 2017/18.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  -

(i)

That the fees and charges as set out for 2017/18 in Appendix 2 of the report be agreed.

 

 

(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.

 

 

(iii)

That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, following consultation with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council, for the approval of any traded fees and charges designated as commercially sensitive.

 

CL103

Budget and Council Tax Level 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Report of the Acting Chief Executive and Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Budget and Council Tax level for 2017/18. As part of the council tax setting process approval was also sought for the prudential indicators and Minimum Revenue Position Statement.

 

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

 

Councillors For the Recommendation:-

J Adams, D Bradford, M Brain, L Caffrey, B Clelland, D Davidson, S Dickie, P Dillon, K Dodds, C Donovan, M Foy, M Gannon, A Geddes, B Goldsworthy, M Goldsworthy, J Graham, M Graham, T Graham, J Green, S Green, L Green, G Haley, M Hall, M Henry, M Hood, H Haran, J Kielty, L Kirton, J Lee, J McElroy, E McMaster, M McNestry, O Mile, R Mullen, B Oliphant, S Ronchetti, C Simcox, J Simpson, J Turnbull, A Thompson, L Twist, A Wheeler

 

Councillors Against the Recommendation:-

Nil

 

Councillors Abstained:-

R Beadle, P Craig, S Craig, D Duggan, S Hawkins, P Maughan, J McClurey, C McHatton, C Ord, M Ord, I Patterson, J Wallace

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED:

 

 

(1)

That Gateshead’s Band D council tax for 2017/18 is increased by 4.99% (including a 3% adult social care Government charge) to £1,606.41.

 

(2)

The revenue estimates of £197.486m for 2017/18 be approved.

 

(3)

That the indicative schools funding presented in Appendix 2 be agreed.

 

(4)

That the recommendations of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources in respect of the robustness of estimates and adequacy of reserves identified in Appendix 5 be noted.

 

(5)

That the prudential and treasury indicators set out in Appendix 6 be agreed.

 

(6)

That the method of calculating Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) for 2017/18 as set out in Appendix 7 be approved.

 

(7)

That the budget proposals, following the outcome of consultation, in Appendix 2 be noted.

 

(8)

That it be noted that at its meeting on 24 January 2017, Cabinet agreed the following amounts for the year 2017/18 in accordance with regulations made under Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended by the Localism Act 2011:-

 

(a)  50,933.2 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base)(England) Regulations 2012, as its Council Tax base for the year;

 

(b)  1,186.8 for Lamesley Parish being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amount of its Council Tax base for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which special items relate.

 

(9)

That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2017/18 in accordance with Section 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended by the Localism Act 2011 (‘the Act’):-

 

(a)  £565,059,612 being the aggregate total of the expenditure amounts, which the Council estimates for the items, set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account the precept issued by Lamesley Parish Council

 

(b)  (£483,230,191) being the aggregate total  ...  view the full minutes text for item CL103