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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of SPECIAL MEETING of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 18 February 1999 at 2.23 pm.

Present: Councillors WILLIAM MIDDLETON, DAVID SELFRIDGE, JACK GIBB, ALEX KING, Mrs RENATE LAMONT, BRIAN MILNE, STEWART MOWATT, ROBERT MURRAY, and THOMAS I N YOUNG.

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

Councillor WILLIAM MIDDLETON, 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 Provisional Base Budget Submissions for 1999/2000 of Personnel, Property Services and Local Offices as contained in pages 112 to 115, 116 to 117 and 118 respectively of the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume (Report No 181/99);

(ii) to note the savings proposals of Personnel, Property Services and Local Offices as contained in pages 42, 44 and 46 respectively of the Departmental Savings Proposals Volume (Report No 182/99);

(iii) to approve the savings for the Personnel Department totalling £15,000, the savings for the Property Services Department totalling £26,000, and the savings for Local Offices totalling £1,000;

(iv) to approve the revised budget net expenditure for the Personnel and Property Services Departments and Local Offices resulting therefrom and to advise the Council at the Council Tax setting meeting in early March 1999 accordingly; and

(v) to approve the Property Services Provisional Capital Budget for 1999/2000 as contained in pages 23 to 26 of the Capital Budget Volume (Report No 183/99).