Agenda and decisions

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 2 - The Forum. View directions

Contact: Michelle Anderson  Member Support

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on  14 February 2017 (circulated separately to Cabinet members).



The minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2017 were agreed by the members present and signed by the Chairman.



Apologies for Absence


To receive any apologies for absence.



An apology was received on behalf of Councillor Griffiths.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -


(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent


and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal interest which is also prejudicial


(ii)            may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members


[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]



None received



Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements and ask questions in accordance with the rules as to Public Participation.




None received



Referrals to Cabinet

There were no referrals to Cabinet


None received



Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 75 KB


That the Cabinet Forward Plan be noted without changes


Quarter 3 Forecast Financial Outturn pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Additional documents:



1.    That the budget monitoring position for each of the accounts be noted


Resolved to recommend:


2.     Approval of the supplementary budgets set out below. Details for these supplementary budgets are set out in the body of the report to Cabinet:


·        Decrease the budget for Pension back funding by £900k


·        Decrease use of the Pensions reserve by £900k


3.       Increase the capital budget for The Forum by £514k to reflect contribution received from Hertfordshire County Council for fit out works to the library, ceremonial room and registration offices.


Enterprise Zone update pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Additional documents:


Resolved to Recommend:


1.     that the financial analysis set out in the report to Cabinet be noted; and,

2.     to progress to formal designation of the Enterprise Zone on 1st April 2017.


Exclusion of the Public pdf icon PDF 23 KB

The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and also contains legal advice which may be subject to a claim for legal privilege


Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 and 5.


That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the item in Part 2 of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that, if members of the public were present during this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations and also contains legal advice which may be subject to a claim for legal privilege. (Minute CA/035/17)

Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 and 5.



Water Charges Litigation (Part 2)


Full details in Part 2 Decision Sheet