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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

563.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Caluori and Comer-Schwartz.

564.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

565.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting on 18 October 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

566.

Financial Position as at 30 September 2018 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Hull introduced the report and noted thanks to officers involved in reducing the forecast overspend. 

 

RESOLVED:

2.1     That the forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund (Table 1 of the
     report) of a gross overspend of £0.6m, before taking into account the
     ongoing corporate contingency budget of £2m (Paragraph 3.1 of the
     report), be noted.

2.2     That the breakdown of the forecast General Fund outturn by individual
     variance at Appendix 1 of the report and by service area at Appendix 2
     of the report, be noted.

 

2.3     That the HRA forecast is a net break-even position (Section 5, Table 1
     of the report), be noted.

 

2.4     That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of
     £154.9m in 2018-19. (Section 6, Table 2, and Appendix 3 of the
     report) be noted.

 

Reason for decision – to allow Members to monitor the budget.

Other options considered – none, other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

567.

Recycling Scrutiny - Executive Member's Response to the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee's recommendations pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Webbe introduced the report and noted thanks to the officers in Environment and Regeneration for their work on the response to the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations.

 RESOLVED:

 

That the responses to the recommendations of the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee’s report on Household Recycling in Islington, as set out in section 4 of this report be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to respond to the recommendations of the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

Other options considered – none, other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

568.

Digital Services Strategic Plan - 2018-2020 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered - none.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

Councillor Hull introduced the report and thanked officers in Resources for all their work.

RESOLVED:

 

2.1     That the achievements of the shared service, including some
          operational improvements and the ongoing delivery of £2.4m of
          savings, be noted.

 

2.2     That the Executive resolutions made on 19 July 2018 are not
          progressed but that instead a local Islington Council digital and ICT
          service will become operational ahead of the ending of the shared
          service, anticipated by 1 January 2019, be agreed.

 

2.3     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources to
          put the above into effect and agree any final details of the transition,
          including finalising any further transitional and operational
          arrangements and dates for incremental transition of the individual
          elements of the service, be agreed. 

 

2.4     That authority be delegated to the Director of Financial and Asset
          Management (Statutory Section 151 Officer) to agree the final financial
          position between Shared Digital (Islington, Haringey & Camden) and
          Islington be agreed.

Reason for decision – to enable new arrangements to be put in place that will ensure each council has the most suitable arrangements for its own local circumstances and projects.

Other options considered – none, other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.