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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of SPECIAL MEETING of the ROADS COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 18 February 1999 at 2.21 pm.

Present: Councillors SANDY WEST, WILLIAM CROWE, Provost Mrs FRANCES E DUNCAN, Councillors FRANK ELLIS, JACK GIBB, IAN MacKINTOSH, WILLIAM MIDDLETON, DAVID SELFRIDGE and ALEXANDER SHAND.

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

Councillor WEST, 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 Roads Department Provisional Base Budget Submission for 1999/2000 as contained in pages 50 to 63 of the Provisional Revenue Budget Volume (Report No 181/99) and the savings proposals as contained in page 12 of the Departmental Savings Proposals Volume (Report No 182/99);

(ii) to approve the savings for the Roads Department totalling £111,000;

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

(iv) to approve the Roads Provisional Capital Budget for 1999/2000 as contained in pages 33 to 37 of the Capital Budget Volume (Report No 183/99).