Agenda

Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday 18th June 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Gurdip Paddan 

Items
No. Item

SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN

To note that at the Annual Council Meeting held on 20 May 2019, Councillor S. Markiewicz was appointed Chairman and Councillor G. Michaelides Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the municipal year 2019-2020.

 

2.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Members made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19-22.

 

3.

APOLOGIES

To note any apologies.

4.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2019 (previously circulated).

 

5.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 80 KB

6.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 19

7.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on the Agenda.

 

8.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.

9.

SOPRA STERIA CONTRACT MONITORING 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) providing information on the performance of Sopra Steria against key performance indicators.

Additional documents:

10.

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) which provides information on the Performance Indicators for the services that fall within the remit of this Committee.

Additional documents:

11.

REVENUE & CAPITAL BUDGET MONITORING 2018/19 - FINAL OUTTURN pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services), which presents the General Revenue Fund (GRF), Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and Capital Programme outturn positions as at the end of the financial year 2018/19. These reports were presented and discussed at the Cabinet meeting on the 4 June 2019 and are attached to this summary report. The Cabinet reports analyse the reasons for changes between the current budget and projected outturn. 

 

Additional documents:

12.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee’s overview work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place.  Items which the Committee agrees it would like to consider will be scheduled into the work programme.

13.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no response to report to this meeting.

SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting

14.

CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

 

1.    Whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

 

2.    Whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

 

The Administration and Opposition Groups each have the right within the Municipal Year to have one scrutiny topic referred to a Sub-Committee.

 

Where the Committee decides an issue should be scrutinised, a scrutiny Sub-Committee should be appointed to carry out the specific piece of scrutiny work (Paragraph 6.3 of the Procedure for the Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function).

15.

COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee’s scrutiny work programme is attached to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place as appropriate.

 

16.

CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR REVIEW GROUPS

To consider any issues for review relating to areas covered by the Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be reviewed by a Review Group (ratio 3:2 with an Administration Chairman), this should be appointed to review the specific item.

 

17.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

 

18.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.

 

19.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

20.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Board/Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for Item 21 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraph 3 (private financial or business information) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Part II - Private and Confidential Items

21.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN