Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

11/02/2019 - Local Government Reform In Northamptonshire - Proposed Joint Committee ref: 2138    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider Joint Committee Arrangements for Unitary Authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That Full Council be recommended to agree that a WestNorthamptonshire Joint Committee’ of 16 seats (4 per council) be established with Northampton Borough Council, Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire County Council, effective from 28 February 2019, with delegated functions as set out in the terms of reference (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) at Appendix 1, subject to these other councils so resolving.

 

(2)          That Full Council be recommended to note the statutory allocation of seats to political groups be noted and approve the nominations for appointments to committees in accordance with the wishes of the political groups, as detailed in the ‘Membership of Committees 2018-19’ schedule – to be tabled at the Full Council meeting.

 

(3)          That, subject to Full Council agreeing resolutions (1) and (2), Full Council be further recommended to delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to produce a ‘West Northamptonshire Joint Committee Agreement’ identifying appropriate standing orders and operating practices for the Committee; and in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to negotiate, finalise and enter into the proposed agreement with the other councils in west Northamptonshire.

 

Lead officer: Andrew Hunkin


11/02/2019 - New Homes Bonus Review post consultation ref: 2136    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the Grants Policy and New Homes Bonus allocation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the outcome of the consultation be noted.

 

(2)            That the update to the policy which provides for a single communities allocation rather than notional town and parish allocations be approved.

 

(3)            That the use of Investment model criteria for grants above £50k be approved.

 

(4)            That a maximum grant of £250k per project be approved.

 

(5)            That it be noted that the Community Funding Panel would review the allocation process and amounts after each meeting and report back to Cabinet.

Lead officer: Kelly Watson, Nicola Riley


11/02/2019 - Business Plan 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019/20 - 2023/24 ref: 2137    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the final Business Plan, Revenue and Capital Budgets 2019/2020 and Medium Term Financial Strategy for recommendation to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Business Plan (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(2)          That the Risk Register (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(3)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve an increase in the level of Council Tax for South Northamptonshire Council of 2.99% for 2019/20.

 

(4)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), Revenue Budget 2019/20 and Capital Programme including the growth and savings proposals (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(5)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to confirm the minimum level of General Fund reserves of £1.8m.

 

(6)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Governance and Leader of the Council, and where appropriate the relevant Director and Portfolio Holder to:

·         Transfer monies to/from earmarked reserves should that become necessary during the financial year.

·         Update prudential indicators in both the Prudential Indicators Report and Treasury Management Strategy Report to Council, for any budget changes that impact on these.

 

(7)          That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Fees & Charges set out in the Annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(8)          That the Treasury Management Strategy, including the Prudential Indicators, Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Policy and Affordable Borrowing Limit for 2019/20 be noted.

 

(9)               That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer to make any technical changes necessary to the papers for the Council meeting of 27 February 2019, including changes to the Finance Settlement and change relating to Parish Precepts and Council Tax levels associated with those changes.

Lead officer: Geoff Kent, Kelly Watson


11/02/2019 - Monthly Performance, Finance and Risk Monitoring Report - December 2018 ref: 2139    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report for be noted.

Lead officer: Geoff Kent, Louise Tustian