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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  01709 822477 or Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

105.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

Minutes:

Councillor Lelliott declared a pecuniary interest in Minute No. 111 (Business Rates Discretionary Relief Renewals in 2019/20) on the grounds of being involved with Cortonwood Community Centre.  She left the room whilst this item was discussed.

106.

Questions from Members of the Public

 

To receive questions from members of the public who wish to ask a general question in respect of matters within the Council’s area of responsibility or influence.

 

Subject to the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may ask one question and one supplementary question, which should relate to the original  ...  view the full agenda text for item 106.

Minutes:

(1)  A member of the public referred to a number of issues that were concerning him regarding the impact of the reduced funding for Councils from Central Government, the use of surplus buildings by communities and local groups, inappropriate use of taxpayers funds and the situation of subletting housing association  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.

107.

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 91 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meetings held on 21 January and 4 February 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That the minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 21st January and 4th February, 2019, be agreed as true and correct records of the proceedings.

108.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 8 and 11 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering those items, the Chair will move the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that  ...  view the full agenda text for item 108.

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the agenda items 8 and 11 on the grounds that the appendices involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 108.

109.

Budget and Council Tax 2019-20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

That Cabinet recommend to Council

 

1.    Approval of the Budget and Financial Strategy for 2019/20 and 2020/21 as set out in the report and appendices, including the £23.536m of savings as set out in Appendix 1 and a basic  ...  view the full agenda text for item 109.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which proposed the Council’s Budget and Council Tax for 2019/20 based on the outcome of the Council’s Final Local Government Finance Settlement, budget consultation and the consideration of Directorate budget proposals through the Council’s formal Budget and Scrutiny process (Overview and Scrutiny Management Board)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.

110.

December 2018/19 Financial Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the forecast General Fund outturn position be noted.

 

2.    That the actions being taken to reduce the forecast overspend be noted   

 

3.    That the updated capital programme 2018/19 to 2021/22 be noted.

 

4.    That the capital grant  ...  view the full agenda text for item 110.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out an improved financial position compared to that previously reported to Cabinet in December, 2018. It was based on actual costs and income for the first nine months of the financial year with forecasts for the final quarter of 2018/19. Financial performance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.

111.

Annual renewal applications for Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the applications for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for the organisations listed in Appendix 1 of this report and in accordance with the details set out in Section 6 to this report for the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 111.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed the renewal applications for the local awards of Discretionary Business Rate Relief for the organisations and premises listed in Appendix 1. This was in accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy (approved by Cabinet on 12th December, 2016).

 

Resolved:-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.

112.

New Application for Business Rates Discretionary Relief for Just Different pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That 20% top up discretionary relief is awarded to Just Different, Venture House, Spencer Park, Greasbrough Street, Rotherham S60 1RF for the period 1st May 2018 to 31st March 2020.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out in detail an application for the award of a business rate discretionary relief for the organisation, Just Different. This was in accordance with the Council’s Discretionary Business Rates Relief Policy (approved by Cabinet on 12th December 2016).

 

Resolved:-  That  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

Amendments to the Housing Allocation Policy - February 2019 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the five proposed amendments to the Allocation Policy detailed below be approved:

 

(a)  Amend the banding related to homelessness households to award a higher band as detailed in section 2.2.6 of the report.

(b)  Amend  ...  view the full agenda text for item 113.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 101 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 4th February, 2019, consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Council was required to allocate social housing according to a published Allocations Policy which had been drawn up according to the Housing Act  ...  view the full minutes text for item 113.

114.

Commissioning and procurement of a new delivery model for Home Care and Support Services pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the commencement of a competitive tender process for the home care and support service from April 2019.

 

2.    That it be noted that the new home care and support delivery model  ...  view the full agenda text for item 114.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an overview of the current home care and support service in Rotherham, particularly the state of the local market in terms of ability to meet current demand for service and the pressures that providers were facing. The report also highlighted the case  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.

115.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the following items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 13 February 2019:

 

·         Budget and Council Tax 2019-20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy

·         Commissioning and procurement of a new delivery model for Home  ...  view the full agenda text for item 115.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the circulated report, the contents of which were included as part of the relevant item and the details included accordingly.