Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

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It was agreed that Councillor Greenwell be appointed as Chairman of the Sub-Committee.






Minute. pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minute of Meeting of 7 September 2017.  (Copy attached).


There had been circulated copies of the Minute held on 7 September 2017. 



APPROVED for signature by the Chairman.



Asset Register for Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider draft Asset Register and Verbal Update from Principal Solicitor.  (Copy attached).


There had been circulated copies of a draft Asset List prepared by the Principal Solicitor in terms of the Council Report by the Service Director Regulatory Services dated 31 January 2019 on the duties placed on Scottish Borders Council in respect of common good assets by Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and recommended actions to ensure compliance with such duties.  Mr. Kirk reported that the draft asset list had been produced in compliance with the Act, using current heritable property registers together with information available regarding moveable items.  Following approval of the asset list by the Common Good Sub-Committee, the Council would publish the proposed list of common good assets and undertake a 12 week public consultation period.  Following the consultation period, the Sub-Committee would reconvene to agree the finalised Common Good Asset Register.  The Register would then be published within six months from the end of the consultation period.  In response to a question it was noted that the Community Council would be consulted and that guidance would be given to help identify what could qualify as a Common Good Asset.



AGREED that the public consultation be undertaken with a report back to the Sub-Committee in due course.



Councillor Rowley joined the meeting during consideration of the following item.



Financial Monitoring for 12 Months to 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Consider report by the Chief Financial Officer.  (Copy attached).


There had been circulated copies of a report by the Chief Financial Officer providing details of the income and expenditure for the Duns Common Good Fund for the year 2018/19, the projected balance sheet values as at 31 March 2019 and the proposed budget for 2019/20.  Appendix 1 to the report provided the actual Income and Expenditure position for 2018/19 which currently showed a surplus of £753 in 2018/19 and a projected surplus of £765 for 2019/20.  Appendix 2 to the report contained a balance sheet value to 31 March 2019 and projected a decrease in the reserves of £925.  Appendix 3 to the report showed the value of the Kames Investment Fund to 31 March 2019.  The Treasury Business Partner highlighted the main points in the report, pointed out some errors in the report and noted that projected cash balance at 31 March 2019 currently stood at £1,154.  She answered Members questions





(a)       the projected Income and Expenditure for 2019/20, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report;


(b)       the proposed budget for 2019/20;


(c)     to note the final Balance Sheet value as at 31 March 2019, as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report; and


(d)     to note the summary the Kames Investment portfolio, as detailed in Appendix 3 to the report



Future Meetings



            AGREED that future meetings be held in Duns, if possible.




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