Agenda and decisions

Council - Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

Note: This meeting will be streamed via YouTube. The link will be available 15 minutes before the meeting starts. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the Council.

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2021 were agreed by the members present and then signed by the Mayor.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Public Participation

To consider questions (if any) by members of the public of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Assistant Director (Corporate and Contracted Services).

Decision:

There was no public participation.

 

4.

Announcements

To receive announcements and business brought forward by the Mayor, Leader, and Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive.

 

4.1       By the Mayor:

 

4.2       By the Chief Executive:

 

4.3       By the Group Leaders:  Any apologies for absence

 

4.4       Council Leader and Members of the Cabinet:

 

Councillor Williams                       Leader of the Council

Councillor Banks                           Community and Regulatory Services

Councillor Anderson                     Planning and Infrastructure

Councillor Elliot                             Finance and Resources

Councillor Griffiths                        Housing

Councillor Williams                       Corporate and Contracted Services

Councillor Barrett                          Environmental Services

 

 

 

Decision:

4.1       By the Mayor:

 

None.


4.2       By the Chief Executive:

 

The Chief Executive announced that there will be three by-elections taking place on Thursday the 3rd of February 2022, for the following wards:

 

Borough Council - Boxmoor Ward

Borough Council - Berkhamsted West Ward

Berkhamsted Town Council - West Ward

 

4.3       By the Group Leaders:

 

Councillor Williams gave apologies on behalf of Councillors Bhinder, Oguchi, Peter, and Independent member Councillor Maddern.

Councillor Tindall gave apologies on behalf of Councillors Barry-Mears, England, Hobson, Hollinghurst, Link, McDowell, Pringle, Stevens, Townsend and Wilkie.

4.4       Council Leader and Members of the Cabinet:

 

(Full details are in the minutes under Announcements of the Leader and Cabinet).

 

5.

Questions

To consider questions (if any) by members of the Council of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Assistant Director (Corporate and Contracted Services).

Decision:

None.

6.

Business from the last council meeting

To consider any business referred from the previous meeting.

Decision:

None.

7.

Cabinet referrals pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider the following referrals from Cabinet:

 

7.1       CA/076/21       19 October 2021         River Gade Restoration and Improvements to Gadebridge Park

7.2       CA/088/21       23 November 2021     Treasury Management Outturn and Performance Indicators 2020/21

7.3       CA/089/21       23 November 2021     Budget Monitoring Quarter 2 2021/22

7.4       CA/090/21       23 November 2021     Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

 

Decision:

Resolved:

That the following be approved:

19 October 2021

 

7.1       CA/076/21       River Gade Restoration and Improvements to Gadebridge Park

 

Decision

To approve, subject to Council, a contribution of up to a maximum of £130,000 for Environmental Amenity works as part of the project.

 

23 November 2021

 

7.2       CA/088/21       Treasury Management Outturn and Performance Indicators 2020/21

 

Decision

That Cabinet recommends to Council acceptance of the report on Treasury Management performance in 2020/21 and the Prudential Indicators for 2020/21.

 

23 November 2021

 

7.3       CA/089/21       Budget Monitoring Quarter 2 2021/22

 

Decision

1.   Recommends to Council to draw down an additional £700k from the Economic Recovery Reserve to support Covid- related pressures on General Fund budgets.

 

2.   Recommends to Council the approval of a supplementary revenue budget of £200k in the Waste Services employee’s budget, funded from the Savings Efficiencies Reserve.

 

3. Recommends to Council approval of the revised capital programme to move £13.81m slippage identified at Quarter 2 into financial year 2022/23 as detailed in Appendix C.

 

4. Recommends to Council the following supplementary capital budgets:

 

o   £0.135m for Town Centre Access Improvements project, funded from a capital contribution.

o   £0.9m for Aragon Close Move-On Accommodation, 50% funded from the Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing (DLUHC) Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme.

o   £0.3m to support development of Move-On Accommodation by Hightown Housing Association at Alexandra Road.

23 November 2021

 

7.4       CA/090/21       Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

 

Decision

1. That Cabinet notes the forecast project costs (detailed in Part II Cabinet Appendix) and recommends Council approves a maximum drawdown of £550,000 from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with the next project stage (RIBA Stage 3 – Spatial Coordination).

2. That Cabinet notes the approvals strategy set out in Section 2 and recommends that Council approves a maximum drawdown of £425k from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with RIBA Stage 4 (Technical Design).

8.

Overview and Scrutiny referrals

None.

Decision:

None.

9.

Changes to committee membership

To consider any proposals for changes to committee membership.

 

Decision:

There were no changes to committee membership.

10.

Change to committee dates

To consider any proposals for changes to committee dates.

 

Decision:

There were no changes to committee dates.

11.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:

 

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 items 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 those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations (item 12).

 

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

 

Decision:

Resolved:

 

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 items 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 those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations (item 12).

 

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

 

12.

Part 2 Cabinet Referrals

To consider the following Part 2 referrals from Cabinet:

 

12.1     CA/103/21       14 December 2021     Building Control

Decision:

Details can be found in the Part 2 Decision Sheet.