Minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on 28 January 2016 at 7.00 pm in Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent.





Councillor Lin Fairbrass (Chairman); Councillors Brimm, Crow-Brown, Stummer-Schmertzing and Townend


In Attendance:

Councillors: Ashbee, Constantine, I Gregory, Johnston, Matterface and Taylor-Smith




328.       Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Wells.




329.       Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest received at the meeting.




330.       Budget 2016-17 and Medium Financial Plan 2016-2020


Members considered the comments and recommendations from the extraordinary Overview & Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 26 January 2016 regarding the proposed Council budget for 2016/17 and Medium Term Financial Plan for 2016-2020.


In reviewing the Panel recommendations, Members considered the details of the Cabinet report that was tabled at the meeting, which provided the basis for Cabinet to make its decisions regarding the Panel recommendations.


Councillor I. Gregory and Councillor Taylor-Smith spoke under Council Procedure Rule 24.1.


Councillor Townend proposed, Councillor Stummer-Schmertzing seconded and Members agreed not to accept the recommendation from Overview and Scrutiny Panel based on the reasons set out in section 3.0 of the Cabinet report that is attached as Annex 1 to the minutes.






Meeting concluded: 7.12 pm