Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board
Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services  01768 817 817

Items
No. Item

SCb/50/02/20

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Holden, Councillor Eyles attended as substitute.

SCb/51/02/20

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made at this meeting.

SCb/52/02/20

Budget Scrutiny 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider a report from the Chairman of the Budget Scrutiny Task and Finish Group which is to follow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report G10/20 of the Chairman of the Budget Scrutiny Review Group which submitted the comments, conclusions and recommendations of the Budget Scrutiny Review Group 2020/21.

 

Members questioned Councillor Orchard, Chairman of the Budget Scrutiny Review Group 2020/21, keenly regarding how much oversight the group had had of the budget papers. He stated that while he would have preferred to see more, he had seen enough to support the recommendations that the Budget Scrutiny Review Group 2020/21 made.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.            Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board endorsed the proposed increase in Council Tax, as set out in the Budget Papers to Council on 27 February 2020.

2.            Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board recommend to Executive the budget proposal for 2020/21.

3.            Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board endorsed the acquisition of Voreda House as part of the One Eden Single Site project.

4.            Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board endorsed the Budget Scrutiny Review Group’s recommendation that a Budget Planning Committee be set up from May 2020 onwards in order to have a more strategic oversight of the Budget throughout the year.

Councillor Nicolson wished it to be recorded that he abstained from any vote on recommendation 2 as he had not had sight of the full papers, therefore felt he could not make an informed decision.

 

SCb/53/02/20

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items which the Chairman decided were urgent.

SCb/54/02/20

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee be confirmed as 26 March 2020.

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 26 March 2020.