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Meeting: 09/01/2019 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 729)

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Minutes:

Councillor S J Savage drew Members’ attention to the Minutes of the last Overview and Scrutiny Committee (acting as the Crime and Disorder Committee) regarding council tax precepts.  He requested an item of scrutiny to look at the council tax base and monies brought in for new builds outside of the tax base.  In response the Director of Resources advised Members of an email sent to all Members on 27 December 2018.  She outlined the precept process and advised that Town Councils were not major preceptors as they did not share in either the risk for non-payment or the rewards.  The Director provided further detailed information regarding this and sought clarification on the actual scrutiny requested.  Councillor Savage provided further information regarding his request and sought a report from the Director of Resources.  The Director of Resources proposed that she met with Councillor Savage and the produce a report on this area.  She also suggested that this information be shared with the Parish / Town Clerks to ensure that they were clear in what information they were providing to Parish / Town Councillors.

 

The Director of Resources reminded Members of a suggestion at the last Council meeting for this Committee to consider scrutinising the Dawn Barge Trust, the level of funding given, arrangements in place and the ongoing benefits that the Council received.  Then in addition, on a broader scale what the Council did when it awarded grant funding and how this and benefits were tracked in the long term.  It was agreed that this item of scrutiny be added to the 2018 / 19 Programme of Work and that the Director of Resources would bring a summary to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the items detailed above be added to the 2018 / 19 Programme of Work.


Meeting: 21/11/2018 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 639)

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Minutes:

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