Decisions

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Decisions published

12/09/2019 - Medium Term Financial Strategy & Corporate Plan Update ref: 1297    Approved

The Medium Term Financial Strategy outlines the financial context and challenges for the Council over the next five years and sets out a strategy that will be used to inform its annual budget process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  Approve the attached Corporate Strategy and Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Lead officer: Donna Parham


12/09/2019 - Treasury Management 2019-20 Quarter 1 Performance Report ref: 1299    Approved

This report gives details of performance against the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Plan 2019/20 for the first three months of 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  The Treasury Management Report to 30th June 2019, prepared in accordance with the CIPFA Treasury Code of Practice, is noted.

 

2.2  The Treasury Management Indicators to 30th June 2019 are noted.

Lead officer: Gary Adams, Giles Oliver


12/09/2019 - Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring, Cash Limits and Virements - April 2019 to July 2019 ref: 1298    Approved

This report will present the financial monitoring information for the Authority as a whole for the financial year 2019/20 to the end of July 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  To note the 2019/20 forecast over budget of £1.68m (as at the end of July 2019) and the recovery plan actions outlined in Appendix 1;

 

2.2  To note the mitigations that will be required shown in paragraph 3.6, if the over budget position cannot be reduced by the end of the financial year;

 

2.3  To approve the revenue virements listed for approval in Appendix 3(i) and to note those virements listed for information only;

 

2.4  To note the capital year-end forecast detailed in paragraph 3.15 of this report;

 

2.5  To note the changes in the capital programme including capital schemes that have been agreed for full approval under delegation listed in Appendix 4(i)

Lead officer: Andy Rothery


12/09/2019 - Bath Clean Air Plan- September 2019 update ref: 1296    Approved

An update on progress towards completing the full business case for submission in December 2019, the public consultation on the Charging Order and the outcome of the independent review.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

 

2.1  Note the progress on the delivery of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Project with a view to ensuring compliance in the shortest possible time, including;

a)  The revised project programme (Appendix 1).

b)  The outcome of the independent peer review and any recommended actions.

 

2.2  Approve the incorporation of the CAZ scheme into the Council’s capital programme, with a total current cost budget of £17.996m, of which £5.944m is to be fully approved and £12.052m provisionally approved, subject to future grant awards.

 

2.3  Note the current estimates of revenue costs and funding as set out in parpagraph 5.6 totalling £31.365m, of which £0.231m of grant funding has been awarded. The remainder is subject to future grant awards and Full Business Case approval.

 

2.4  Grant authorisation for officers to use the following powers:

a)  The use of anti-idling enforcement powers under The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002;

b)  The use of environmental weight limit enforcement powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 

2.5  Following an appropriate tender process, delegate to the Corporate Director and Director of Finance (s.151 Officer) in consultation with the Cabinet member for Resources and Deputy Leader, the decision to appoint a financial partner to administer the proposed financial assistance schemes on behalf of the Council. 

 

2.6  Agree that the consultation on the CAZ Charging Order and scheme overview can commence on 23 September 2019. 

 

2.7  Note the updated Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) as published at (https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021-overview/outline-business-case

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Cathryn Brown, Chris Major


10/09/2019 - Events Fees and Charges 2020/21 ref: 1295    Approved

Delegated authority was given (Cabinet Report E3040) to the Group Manager Public Protection & Health Improvement to agree fees and charges (where in accordance with the financial plan) which vary from the standard inflation clause, if the cost base changes or new services are introduced and that this can be done throughout the year if external factors influence the cost base significantly throughout the financial year.

The Cabinet Member has been consulted and supports this decision.

Decision Maker: Director Environment

Decision published: 11/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

Decision:

To agree fees and charges for events on council owned parks and open spaces from 1 April 2020 in order for advanced bookings are charged at correct rates upfront, as per the Events Policy terms and conditions

Lead officer: Lynda Deane


01/10/2019 - Increase Planning Discretionary Fees by 2% ref: 1294    Approved

To increase income.
All fees have been reviewed during the last 3 years and prices were not routinely increased on 1 April 2019.
Proposed at meeting with Director and Financial Accountant on 16 July 2019 and agreed with Cllr Tim Ball on 27 August 2019

Decision Maker: Director Development and Public Protection

Decision published: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 01/10/2019

Decision:

To increase the Pre-application Advice, Development Team and Planning Performance Agreement fees by 2% (rate of inflation) from 1 October 2019

Lead officer: Sarah Jefferies


04/09/2019 - Award of contracts for supported bus services ref: 1292    Approved

Results of procurement process for contracts for supported bus services and award of new contracts to replace those that expire on 31 August 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport Services

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed:

 

(i)  To maintain the non-commercial bus network intact until the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is resourced to manage, review and procure contracts jointly with the Council or until the West of England Bus Strategy is implemented;

(ii)  To make savings to achieve value for money from bus revenue support where there is no material impact on the bus network or where external factors – such as changes to the commercial bus network – render provision unnecessary;

(iii)  To delegate approval to the Corporate Director to award new contracts for non-commercial bus services in accordance with these objectives.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Strong