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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of SPECIAL MEETING of the ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 18 February 1999 at 2.15 pm

Present: Councillors STEWART MOWATT, HELEN ANGUS, IAN ANGUS, WILLIAM CROWE, FRANK ELLIS, Mrs RENATE LAMONT, GLENNIS MIDDLETON, DAVID SELFRIDGE, and THOMAS I N YOUNG.

Apology: An apology for absence was intimated on behalf of Councillor KATHLEEN RITCHIE.

Councillor MOWATT, Convener, in the Chair.

1. PROVISIONAL REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS 1999/2000

There were submitted (a) Report No 180/99 by the Director of Finance being a Background Report apprising members of the Provisional Revenue Budget submissions of each Council Department and of the savings considered necessary to allow the Council to deliver a Budget within the Expenditure Guideline set by the Secretary of State for Scotland, and also setting out the Provisional Composite Capital Budget submissions for those Departments with capital programme expenditure; (b) Report No 181/99 by the Director of Finance being the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume, together with a commentary by each Head of Department; (c) Report No 182/99 by the Director of Finance being the Departmental Savings Proposals Volume; and (d) Report No 183/99 by the Director of Finance being the Provisional Capital Budget 1999/2000.

The Committee agreed:-

(i) to note the Environmental and Consumer Protection Provisional Base Budget Submission for 1999/2000 as contained in pages 70 to 75 of the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume (Report No 181/99) and the savings proposals as contained in page 16 of the Departmental Savings Proposals Volume (Report No 182/99);

(ii) to approve the savings for the Environmental and Consumer Protection Department totalling £100,000;

(iii) to approve the revised budget net expenditure for the Environmental and Consumer Protection Department resulting therefrom and to advise the Council at the Council Tax setting meeting in early March 1999 accordingly; and

(iv) to approve the Environmental and Consumer Protection (including Vehicle Hire Centre) Provisional Capital Budget for 1999/2000 as contained in pages 16 to 17 and 29 to 30 of the Capital Budget Volume (Report No 183/99).