Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose

Contact: Emma Powley  01572 720991

Items
No. Item

2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND/OR HEAD OF THE PAID SERVICE

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

4.

RECORD OF DECISIONS

 

To confirm the Record of Decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on

5.

ITEMS RAISED BY SCRUTINY

To receive items raised by members of scrutiny which have been submitted to the Leader (copied to Chief Executive and Governance Officer)

6.

DRAFT 2020/21 REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGET pdf icon PDF 702 KB

KEY DECISION

03/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved for consultation:

·         The General Fund Budget for 2020/21 detailed in Appendix 1 of the report, section 3 including savings proposals

 

·         The Directorate budgets per Appendices 4-6 of the report

 

·         An increase in Council Tax of 1.99% with a further 2% for the Adult Social Care precept

 

·         The capital programme as detailed in Section 4 of Appendix 1 of the report

 

·         The consolidation of the Insurance/Legal reserve into the earmarked “pressure reserve” with the ceiling on that reserve maintained at £1m.

 

·         The ceiling on the Extreme Weather reserve is increased from £100k to £200k

 

Cabinet noted:

·         That the funding position may change when the NNDR (business rates) tax base and local government finance settlement is finalised

 

·         That additional revenue or capital expenditure may be incurred in 2020/21 funded through 2019/20 budget under spends to be carried forward via earmarked reserves. The use of reserves for budget carry forwards is not currently shown in the budget but will have no impact on the General Fund

 

·         The estimated surplus of £126k on the Collection Fund as at 31 March 2020 (2.2 of Appendix 1 of the report) of which £108k is the Rutland share

 

·         That Council will be considering the Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Investment Strategy separately

 

·         The position on the Dedicated Schools Grant budget as per para 2.5 of the report

7.

FEES AND CHARGES 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

KEY DECISION

04/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet recommended to Council:

 

1.  To approve the level of fees and charges for 2020/21 as set out in Appendices 1-4 of the report with the exception of taxi and private hire vehicle licenses and Residential Home Care rates.

 

2.  To note that taxi and private hire vehicle licenses fees will be subject to change based on the outcome of forthcoming consultation through a public notice procedure and be brought back for approval following that consultation.

 

3.  To note that weekly Residential Home Care rates are subject to a separate report.

 

8.

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 88 KB

KEY DECISION

05/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet recommends to Council to approve:  

a)        the Treasury Management Strategy in Appendix 1 of the report including the Investment Strategy, Borrowing strategy, Minimum Revenue Provision statement and Capital Expenditure Prudential indicators.

b)    the Capital Investment Strategy in Appendix 2 of the report.

9.

PROGRESS UPDATE ON ST GEORGE'S BARRACKS pdf icon PDF 72 KB

15/2020

Decision:

Cabinet noted the progress update in respect of the St George’s Project.

10.

ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 97 KB

KEY DECISION

2/2020

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

  1. The ‘Road Safety Guide’ for partner consultation.

  2. The delegation of authority to the Strategic Director for Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture & Leisure, Highways & Transportation and Road Safety to:

-       Approve any post consultation amendments to the Road Safety Guide; and

-       Approve the final version of the Road Safety Guide.

Cabinet noted:

3.    That a technical appendix to the ‘Road Safety Guide’ will be produced at a later date.

That the traffic calming policy has been incorporated into the public facing ‘Road Safety Guide’.

11.

REPROCUREMENT OF HOMECARE pdf icon PDF 114 KB

KEY DECISION

16/2020

Decision:

1.    Cabinet approved the procurement of additional homecare services under the current framework to provide additional capacity to the current provision.

2.    Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Health and Adult Social Care to award the contract(s) for homecare resulting from this procurement in line with the Award Criteria as set out in Appendix B.

3.    Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Health and Adult Social Care, to approve a further procurement and award any future contract(s) for homecare under a framework that meet needs.

12.

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES pdf icon PDF 91 KB

KEY DECISION

13/2020

Decision:

1)    Cabinet approved the continuation of contracts with in-county older people’s Residential Care and Nursing Homes, implementing a refreshed contract for the next 5 years, with the option to extend for a further 3 years annually.

 

2)    Cabinet approved the offer of an inflationary uplift of 2% to the rates paid to providers.

13.

LOCAL PLAN - REGULATION 19 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Decision:

1)    Cabinet noted the contents of this report and the appended Pre-Submission Rutland Local Plan 2018-2036 (Regulation 19 Publication version) and the Policies Map;

 

2)    Cabinet provided final comments in need of further planning policy clarification through the Local Plan; and,

 

3)    Cabinet recommended the appended Pre-Submission Local Plan to Full Council for a decision to approve the Local Plan prior to commencing the statutory Publication Stage (Regulation 19);

Members of the Cabinet also noted that Full Council will be requested to:

4)    Approve the Pre-Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19 Publication Version) so that it can be published for its statutory 6-week stage;

 

5)    Support the Local Plan to be Submitted (Regulation 22) to Government for its Independent Examination in Public, unless any unforeseen and significant issues arise post Publication that would require re-consideration of the Local Plan. It is proposed that any non-material minor amendments (such as typographical, mapping, formatting, desktop publishing and design of the Local Plan) deemed necessary before the Local Plan is Submitted and during the Examination period will be delegated to, and made by, the Director of Places in consultation with the Local Plan lead Cabinet Portfolio Holder;

 

14.

CATMOSE SPORTS CONTRACT pdf icon PDF 83 KB

KEY DECISION

12/2020

Decision:

1.    Cabinet approved a variation to the current contract for the operation of the Catmose Sports facility with Stevenage Leisure Ltd, to extend the contract on current terms by twelve months, terminating on 31st March 2022.

 

2.    Cabinet approved the use of £29,000 from “Invest to Save” funds, and authorises the Director for Places to agree the appointment of a consultancy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture & Leisure, and the Portfolio Holder for Finance, to scope appropriate future leisure provision for the County.

 

15.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Cabinet is recommended to determine whether the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and in accordance with the Access to Information provisions of Procedure Rule 239, as the following item of business is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

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CATMOSE SPORTS CONTRACT - Appendix

Decision:

This item was heard in private.