Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

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Items
No. Item

53.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

54.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 January 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 January 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

55.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

56.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

 

57.

Section 106 update pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Report of Assistant Director: Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Budget and Financial Strategy Committee concerning Section 106 monitoring

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        Note the contents of this report

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which provided an update Section 106 (S106) Monitoring.

 

The Development Monitoring Officer advised the committee that a comprehensive S106 database was now in place, which had allowed for the continuous monitoring of all S106 agreements.  

 

In response to questions from Members, the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy advised that the Council had continued to work with partner organisations such as the NHS and County Highways, in order to ensure that money was spent on projects that would  benefit communities which had  accepted new development.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

58.

Finance Monitoring Report - December 2018 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Finance, Procurement and Property.

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Councils Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1         To note the contents of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Finance, Procurement and Property, which summarised the Council’s Finance Monitoring position at the end of December 2018.

 

The Assistant Director – Finance, Procurement and Property advised the Committee that an overspend of £240k had been forecast as at the end of December 2018.  No additional financial risks had been identified.

 

In response to questions from Members regarding the overspend, the Assistant Director – Finance, Procurement and Property advised that it was all linked to the cost of interim staff as a result of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR). Financial monitoring reports would change moving into the 2019/2020 Municipal Year, to ensure more transparency and further information regarding ongoing LGR costs.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

59.

Review of Committee Work Plan

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That an updated work plan be circulated at the next meeting.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director – Finance, Procurement and Property advised the Committee that a proposed work plan for the next Municipal Year would be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee in June 2019.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That an updated work plan be circulated at the next meeting.