Agenda

EXTRAORDINARY (Budget), Council - Tuesday 23rd February 2021 6.00 pm

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Note: Budget meeting 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's notices

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declaration of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6 - 8 inclusive of the Code of Conduct for Members.

 

(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).

 

Local Government Finance Act 1992 – Section 106

Will any Members affected by Section 106 please note that any declarations to that effect should be made on the commencement of the meeting or immediately on arrival if this is later.  Under Section 106 a Member who has not paid an amount due in respect of their Council Tax for at least two months after it became payable is precluded from voting on any matters affecting the level of Council Tax or the arrangements for administering the Council Tax.  (The Member is, however, entitled to speak).

4.

Strategy and Resources Committee - 28 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider the Minutes of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 28 January 2021, including the following recommendations to the Council:

 

·                 Minute 221 - Annual Review of Financial Regulations;

 

·                 Minute 222 - Contract Procedure Rules Review and Update;

 

·                 Minute 223 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2021 / 22;

 

·                 Minute 224 - Pay Policy Statement;

 

·                 Minute 225 - Insurance Tender.

 

Please note that the following recommendations are not for consideration at this point as they form part of Agenda Item 5 – 2021 / 22 Budget and Medium-Term Financial Strategy due to be considered at this meeting:

 

·                 Minute 216 - Discretionary Fees and Charges 2021 / 22;

 

·                 Minute 217 - Treasury Management Strategy 2021 / 22;

 

·                 Minute 218 - Capital and Investment Strategies for 2021 / 22 and Minimum Revenue Statement 2021 / 22;

 

·                 Minute 219 - Revised 2020 / 21 Estimates, Original 2021 / 22 Budget Estimates and Council Tax 2021 / 22;

 

·                 Minute 220 - Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021 / 22 to 2023 / 24.

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5.

2021 / 22 Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy

To receive a Budget Statement from the Leader of the Council, to consider the following reports of the Section 151 Officer (copies enclosed) and to determine the level of Council Tax.

 

Members’ attention is drawn to the following Procedure rules:

 

·                 Voting - Procedure Rule 13(5) set outs the requirement for any vote taken at a budget decision meeting (as defined by the Local Government Finance Act 1992) to be recorded in the Minutes.

 

·                 Budget Speech – Procedure Rule 1(13)(a) Sets out the time limits in relation to the budget speech and (b) details the requirements for making alternative proposal or amendment as part of the Budget and Council Tax setting.

5a

Capital and Investment Strategies for 2020 / 21 and Minimum Reserve Strategy 2021 / 22 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

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5b

Treasury Management Strategy 2021 / 22 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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5c

Discretionary Fees and Charges 2020 / 21 pdf icon PDF 314 KB

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5d

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021 / 22 to 2023 / 24 pdf icon PDF 474 KB

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5e

Revised 2020 / 21 and Original 2021 / 22 Budget Estimates and Council Tax 2021 / 22 pdf icon PDF 450 KB

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5f

Council Tax 2021 / 22 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

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6.

High Street Reset and Recovery - Maldon High Street Consultation pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).

7.

Bradwell B Programme Closedown and Local Development Plan Review pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).

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