Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Minutes of last meeting held on 26th January

4.

Public and Member Questions and Petitions

These must be received no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 10th February.

5.

Review of Hackney Carriage Fares pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Cyber and Safety

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    A 2% increase in the maximum fares charged by a Cheltenham licensed hackney carriage be approved;

2.    Authority be delegated to the Licensing Team Leader to carry out the necessary advertising requirements to comply with section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976;

3.    Subject to there being no substantive amendments being made following consultation, authority be delegated to the Director of Environment to adopt the proposed fares.

6.

Kiosk opportunities - consideration of objections pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The objections received to the S123 Notices to date be considered;

2.    Authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Finance and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets and the Borough Solicitor, to consider any further objections received to the S123 notices for the remainder of the consultation period from the Cabinet date of 16 February 2021 to and including the 18 February 2021, and (subject to consideration of such objections) to authorise the entering into of one or both of the proposed Tenancies at Will.

7.

Budget Monitoring Report 2020/21 - position as at December 2020 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The contents of this report be noted, including the key projected variances to the COVID-19 recovery revised 2020/21 budget approved by Council on 16 November 2020 and the expected delivery of services within budget;

2.    It be noted that these variances have been incorporated into the revised budget 2020/21 for approval by Full Council on 22 February 2021.

8.

Final General Fund Revenue and Capital Budget Proposals 2022 pdf icon PDF 654 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets to follow

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    Council be recommended to:

 

a.    Approve the revised budget for 2020/21;

b.    Consider the budget assessment by the Section 151 Officer at Appendix 2 in agreeing the following recommendations;

c.     Approve the final budget proposals including a proposed council tax for the services provided by Cheltenham Borough Council of £219.08 for the year 2021/22 based on a Band D property (an increase of 2.34% or £5.00 a year for a Band D property), as detailed in paragraphs 4.17 to 4.22;

d.    Approve the growth proposals at Appendix 4 and outlined in Section 6;

e.    Approve the savings / additional income totalling £400,000 and the budget strategy at Appendix 5;

f.      Approve the use of reserves and general balances and note the projected level of reserves, as detailed at Appendix 6;

g.    Approve the capital programme at Appendix 7;

h.    Approve the programmed maintenance programme at Appendix 8;

i.      Approve the flexible use of capital receipts strategy as detailed in Appendix 9;

j.      Note that the Council will remain in the Gloucestershire business rates pool for 2021/22 (paragraphs 4.6 to 4.16);

k.     Approve the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) detailed in Section 5 and Appendix 10;

l.      Approve the Pay Policy Statement for 2021/22, including the continued payment of a living wage supplement at Appendix 11;

m.   Approve a level of supplementary estimate of £100,000 for 2021/22 as outlined in Section 14.

9.

Housing Revenue Account - Revised Forecast 2020/21 and Budget Proposals 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 664 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    Council be recommended to:

a)        Note the revised HRA forecast for 2020/21;

b)        Approve the HRA budget proposals for 2021/22 (shown at Appendix 2) including a proposed rent increase of 1.5% and changes to other rents and charges as detailed within the report;

c)         Approve the HRA capital programme for 2021/22 as shown at Appendix 3.

10.

Briefing from Cabinet Members