Agenda and minutes

Budget, Council - Thursday, 10th February, 2022 7.00 pm

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1.

Apologies for Absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors Bailey, Day, Farrance, Potts and Pugh.

2.

Announcements

    To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or Chief Executive in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2 (iv).

    Minutes:

    No announcements were made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2 (iv).

     

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

    To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form 

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy for 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

5.

HRA Budget 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was noted that in accordance with council procedure rule 17.6, a recorded vote would be taken on the motion or any amendments and substantive motions.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor D Saunders and seconded by the Leader, that the recommendations set out in the report be agreed, namely:

     

    That Council approves:

    1.  1. That the revised HRA budget estimates for 2022-23 are approved;

    2.  2. That the revised Housing Revenue Account capital programmes (Annex 1) for

    3.  2022-26 are approved;

    4.  3. That the HRA business plan is noted.

    5.  4. That the cap on leasehold insurance at £100 per annum is removed.

     

    The Deputy Monitoring Officer conducted a recorded vote on the motion as follows:

     

    49 Members voted in favour of the motion: Councillors Albon, Ara, Ashbee, Austin, Bambridge, J. Bayford, R. Bayford, Boyd, Braidwood, Coleman-Cooke, Crittenden, Currie, Dennis, Dexter, Duckworth, Everitt, Fellows, Garner, Gregory, Hart, Hopkinson, Huxley, Keen, Kup, Leys, Paul Moore, Ovenden, Parsons, L. Piper, S. Piper, Rattigan, Rawf, Rogers, Rusiecki, D. Saunders, M. Saunders, Savage, Scobie, Scott, Shonk, Shrubb, Smith, Tomlinson, Towning, Wallin, Whitehead, Wing, Wright, and Yates.

     

    No Members voted against the motion.

     

    No Members abstained from voting.

     

    The Motion was carried.

6.

Budget 2022-23 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2022-26 pdf icon PDF 415 KB

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    Minutes:

    It was noted that in accordance with council procedure rule 17.6, a recorded vote would be taken on the motion or any amendments and substantive motions.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor D Saunders and seconded by the Leader, that the recommendations set out in the report be agreed, namely:

     

    That Council approves:

    1.  The 2022-23 General Fund revenue budget.

    2.  The 2022-26 General Fund capital programme.”

     

     

    Councillor Albon proposed and Councillor Everitt seconded the following amendment to the motion:

     

    “The Conservative budget proposes to use the £549,000 to pay off debt, the Labour Group proposes to amend this budget allocation.

     

    Instead, we propose to allocate up to £230,000 from the New Homes Bonus allocation for the capital works required to the Ramsgate Eastcliff and Viking Bay coastal lifts to ensure they are in full working order for the foreseeable future.”

     

    Following debate, the Deputy Monitoring Officer conducted a recorded vote on the amendment to the motion as follows:

     

    19 Members voted in favour of the amendment: Councillors Albon, Ara, Austin, Crittenden, Currie, Duckworth, Everitt, Garner, Gregory, Hopkinson, Huxley, Keen, Ovenden, Rawf, Scobie, Smith, Whitehead, Wing and Yates.

     

    30 Members voted against the amendment: Councillors Ashbee, Bambridge, J. Bayford, R. Bayford, Boyd, Braidwood, Coleman-Cooke, Dennis, Dexter, Fellows, Hart, Kup, Leys, Paul Moore, Parsons, L. Piper, S. Piper, Rattigan, Rogers, Rusiecki, D. Saunders, M. Saunders, Savage, Scott, Shonk, Shrubb, Tomlinson, Towning, Wallin and Wright.

     

    No Members abstained from voting.

     

    The amendment was lost.

     

     

    Councillor Whitehead proposed and Councillor Rawf seconded the following amendment to the motion:

     

    “The Conservative budget proposes to use the £549,000 to pay off debt, the Labour Group proposes to amend this budget allocation.

     

    We propose to set aside the balance of the New Homes Bonus as allocation to part fund the provision of an additional in-house temporary accommodation.”

     

    Following debate, the Deputy Monitoring Officer conducted a recorded vote on the amendment to the motion as follows:

     

    20 Members voted in favour of the amendment: Councillors Albon, Ara, Austin, Braidwood, Crittenden, Currie, Duckworth, Everitt, Garner, Gregory, Hopkinson, Huxley, Keen, Ovenden, Rawf, Scobie, Smith, Whitehead, Wing and Yates.

     

    29 Members voted against the amendment: Councillors Ashbee, Bambridge, J. Bayford, R. Bayford, Boyd, Coleman-Cooke, Dennis, Dexter, Fellows, Hart, Kup, Leys, Paul Moore, Parsons, L. Piper, S. Piper, Rattigan, Rogers, Rusiecki, D. Saunders, M. Saunders, Savage, Scott, Shonk, Shrubb, Tomlinson, Towning, Wallin and Wright.

     

    No Members abstained from voting.

     

    The amendment was lost.

     

     

    The Deputy Monitoring Officer conducted a recorded vote on the substantive motion as put by Councillor D Saunders, the result was as follows:

     

    49 Members voted in favour of the motion: Councillors Albon, Ara, Ashbee, Austin, Bambridge, J. Bayford, R. Bayford, Boyd, Braidwood, Coleman-Cooke, Crittenden, Currie, Dennis, Dexter, Duckworth, Everitt, Fellows, Garner, Gregory, Hart, Hopkinson, Huxley, Keen, Kup, Leys, Paul Moore, Ovenden, Parsons, L.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.