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ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

MINUTE of SPECIAL MEETING of the ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 14 February 2002 at 3.11 pm.

Present: Councillors SHEENA WELSH, IAN ANGUS, BILL CROWE, FRANK ELLIS, ALISTAIR GRAY, IAN MACKINTOSH, JOY MOWATT, PETER MURPHY, ROBERT MYLES, PETER NIELD and BILL ROBERTON.

Apologies: Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillors STEWART McGLYNN and JOHN HENDERSON.

Councillor WELSH, Convener, in the Chair.

1. PROVISIONAL REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS 2002/03

There were submitted (a) Report No 198/02 by the Director of Finance, being a background report apprising members of the Provisional Revenue Budget submissions of each Council Department and of the departmental budget cuts considered necessary to allow the Council to deliver a Revenue Budget within the resources expected to be available and also setting out the Provisional Composite Capital Budget submissions for those Departments with capital programme expenditure; (b) Report No 199/02 by the Director of Finance, being the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume, together with a commentary by each Head of Department; (c) Report No 200/02 by the Director of Finance being the Departmental Budget Cuts Proposals Volume; and (d) Report No 201/02 by the Director of Finance, being the Provisional Capital Budget 2002/2003.

Councillors Mackintosh, Murphy, Myles and Nield indicated that they would not be supporting this budget, but rather than move an amendment at this meeting, reserved their position to the special meeting of the Council.

The Committee agreed:-

  1. to note the Environmental and Consumer Protection Provisional Base Revenue Budget submission for 2002/03 as contained in pages 78 to 83 of the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume (Report No 199/02) and the budget cuts proposals as contained in pages 25 and 26 of the Departmental Budget Cuts Proposals Volume (Report No 200/02);
  2. to approve the budget cuts for the Environmental and Consumer Protection department totalling £93,000;
  3. to approve the revised budget net expenditure for the Environmental and Consumer Protection department resulting from 1 and 2 above and recommend accordingly to the Council at the Council Tax setting meeting; and
  4. to approve the Environmental and Consumer Protection Provisional Capital Budget for 2002/03 as contained in pages 18 and 19 of the Provisional Capital Budget Volume (Report No 201/02).
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