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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 12 November 2009 (Revised Agenda)

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th November 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room , Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Richard Laval

 

Harry Davies  (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Lloyd

 

Tony Barton

Peter Ray

 

Graham Denman

Ron Spellen

 

Geoffrey Dunne

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
4 November 2009

The Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 3 September 2009 and 1 October 2009 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

09 09 03 RS mins (doc)

09 10 01 RS extraordinary mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedural Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

SCRUTINY

5.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – (MONTH 5)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending August 2009 (Month 5) (circulated separately).

6.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE PLANNING

 

The purpose of this report is to:-

 

(a)

enable members to monitor performance up to the end of the second quarter of 2009/10 (see Appendix 1)

 

(b)

receive the draft service plans for 2010-2013

 

(c)

question heads of service on these and other service related matters and

 

(d)

recommend the contents of the service plans to the Executive Committee.

 
 

7.

PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2010-2013

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

09 11 12 RS i - (07) priorities for capital expenditure 2010-13 (doc)

09 11 12 RS i - (07) priorities for capital expenditure 2010-13-app 3 (xls)

8.

PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2010-2013

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

09 11 12 RS i - (08) priorities for revenue expenditure 2010-13 (doc)

9.

ANNUAL REPORT AND MONITORING OF TREASURY MANAGEMENT

 

To inform Members of Treasury Management Annual Report for 2008/09 and the performance for the first six months of 2009/10.

 

To inform Members of proposals for ensuring effective scrutiny of the Treasury Management Strategy and policies.

 

To request a change to the Treasury Management policy which will enable a loan to be made to West Herts Crematorium.

09 11 12 RS i - (09) annual rpt and mon of treasury management (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 11 12 RS i - (10) work prog (doc)

09 11 12 RS i - (10) work prog-app (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

12.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

 

“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1-7) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

(Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.