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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

273.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Caluori and Shaikh.

274.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

275.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting on 21 April be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

276.

Appointments to be made by the Executive pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS in the revised report.  It was also agreed that Councillor Watts be appointed as the Executive Member representative to LHC with immediate effect for a term of one year or until a successor is appointed.

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

Councillor Watts moved the recommendations in the revised report and made a verbal amendment that he be appointed as the Executive Member representative to LHC with immediate effect for a term of one year or until a successor is appointed.  It was also noted that MAGPI is now one board rather than four separate boards.  The Councillors listed in recommendation 2(c) will represent the individual areas listed. 

RESOLVED:

 

a)    That Councillor Watts be appointed as Chair, Councillors Hull and Comer-Schwartz be appointed as members and Councillors Burgess, Caluori, Shaikh and Webbe be appointed as substitutes of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee for the municipal year 2016/2017, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

b)    That Councillors Spall, Hamitouche and Debono be appointed as observers of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee, for the municipal year 2016/2017, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

c)    That Councillors Burgess, Webbe, Caluori and Ismail be appointed to the MAGPI Board, for the municipal year 2016/17, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.  Councillor Burgess will represent north Islington, Councillor Webbe south Islington, Councillor Caluori east Islington and Councillor Ismail will represent west Islington.

d)    That Councillor Comer-Schwartz be appointed to theAssociated Joint Committee – London Councils’ Grants Committee and Councillor Hull and Councillor Webbe be appointed as deputies, for the municipal year 2016/2017, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

e)    That Councillor Wattsand Councillor Parker be appointed as members of the London Housing Consortiumfor the municipal year 2016/2017, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

f)     That Councillor Greening be appointed as the Council’s representative on the London Council’s Pensions CIV Sectoral Joint Committee and Councillor Hull be appointed as substitute, for the municipal year 2016/2017, or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

g)    That the appointment of Councillors Hull and Webbe as Directors of Islington Ltd (iCo) until successors are appointed be agreed.

h)    That Councillor Shaikh be appointed as Chair and Councillors Watts, Greening and O’Sullivan be appointed as members of the Finsbury Park Regeneration Board for the municipal year 2016/2017 or until successors are appointed, be agreed.

 

Reasons for decision – to enable the Council’s representatives to participate in meetings.

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

277.

Provisional 2015-16 Outturn pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.        That the overall provisional 2015-16 gross revenue outturn for the General Fund (Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report) of a gross £2.9m overspend, and a net break-even position after a £2.9m drawdown from the contingency reserve (Section 3 of the report) be agreed.

1.2.        That the departmental carry forwards and transfers to reserves detailed in Appendix 2 of the report, including the creation of a new earmarked revenue reserve for Community Infrastructure Levy funding (Section 3 of the report) be agreed.

1.3.        That the HRA is forecast to break-even be noted, and the creation of a new earmarked HRA reserve to mitigate against the financial risks/pressures arising from legislative changes (Section 5, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report) be agreed.

1.4.        That the Council delivered £89.4m of capital investment in 2015-16 be noted and the provisional funding of the programme and related reserves movements, including the creation of a new earmarked revenue reserve for Section 106 funding (Section 6, Tables 2-3 and Appendix 3 of the report) be agreed.

1.5.        That the provisional outturn position in respect of the Council’s sundry income management (Section 7 of the report) and the council tax and business rates collection (Section 8 of the report) be noted.

1.6.        That the progress on the closing of the 2015-16 accounts be noted and that the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources be delegated authority to agree any final changes to the accounts (including capital financing and re-profiling of resources to/from future financial years) prior to their submission to the auditor by 30th June 2016 (Section 9 of the report) be agreed.

 

Reasons for decision – to allow Councillors to monitor the budget.

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

278.

Temporary Accommodation Location Policy pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That immediate implementation of the proposed Temporary Accommodation Location Policy be agreed.

Reasons for decision – to help the council meet its statutory duty to provide suitable and affordable temporary accommodation for homeless households
Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

279.

Introduction of fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the level of Fixed Penalty Notices, as provided for under Regulation 2 of the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016, be set at £400 per penalty notice for fly tipping, reduced to £200 if paid within 10 days of issue, be agreed.

Reasons for decision – to deter fly-tipping.

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.