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Councillor Chris Lambie
Councillor Keith Panter – ex officio
Councillor Lesley Rollings
Councillor Denise Schofield
Councillor Baptiste Velan
Rachel Allbones Deputy Clerk / RFO
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
Also Present: Councillor Paul Key
Due to neither the Chairman or Vice Chairman being present at the meeting, nominations were requested for a Member to preside at the meeting.
RESOLVED that Councillor Rollings be the Chairman for the meeting.
Councillor Matt Boles – ex officio
Councillor Richard Craig
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Velan declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 11 as he had submitted a quotation.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Management and Finance Committee meeting held on Wednesday 20 November be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
RESOLVED under Standing Order 10.a.vi to alter the order of business and take item 7 next.
The RFO produced a budget with a precept increase of 7.45%, an increase of £48,860, £7.91 per Band D property per year.
Councillor Key provided ways of making further savings.
Members were of the view that a 7.45% increase in one year was too steep. Members were asked to look at further ways to reduce the precept and feed through to the RFO.
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to approve a precept with a 2% increase, monetary terms £503,150. An increase of £22,010. The RFO will revised the budget paper accordingly for the Full Council meeting.
Note: Councillor Key left the meeting at 7.31pm
Members considered at length Paper B & Paper B Revised.
RESOLVED that Members accept the transactions in Paper B Revised – Unpaid Expenditure Transactions for 17 December 2019.
Members considered Paper C.
RESOLVED that Members note Paper C – Cashbook Summary (including due and unpaid transactions) for 12 December 2019.
iii. Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 12 December 2019 (Paper D)
Members considered Paper D.
RESOLVED that Members note Paper D Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 12 December 2019.
RESOLVED to accept and sign off the Bank Reconciliation for 30 November 2019.
No complaints received.
To consider policy recommendations from Policy Working Group in relation to new policies for adoption
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to adopt the below policies: –
The formal Underlease of Roses Sports Ground to Gainsborough Trinity Foundation was still being finalised by solicitors.
RESOLVED under Standing Order 10.a.xi to exclude the press and public from the meeting in respect of confidential or other information which is prejudicial to the public interest.
Members considered a quotation received to lay down 31 memorials identified as an imminent risk of failure following the first phase of testing.
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to create a budget of £775 from General Reserves to lay down 31 memorials in the General Cemetery extension identified as an imminent risk of failure following the first phase of testing, and accept the quotation received from Retford Memorials.
Note: Councillor Velan abstained from voting on the above resolution.
Note: Councillor Velan left the meeting at 8.28pm.
Members considered quotations received for new IT equipment and email accounts.
RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to: –
Note: Councillor Rollings abstained on voting on the above resolution.
The meeting concluded at 8.43pm