Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Convener's Office, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman

Minutes:

In the absence of Councillor Parker, Councillor Drum chaired the meeting. 

2.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes of 27th August and 14th November 2018 for noting.  (Copies attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

2.1     There had been circulated copies of the Minutes of the meetings held on 27 August and 14 November 2018.

 

2.2     With reference to paragraph 1 of the Minute of 14 November 2018, it was noted that Lauder Community and Leisure Centre had agreed to sign the lease and that funds would be released once the signed lease had been received.

 

DECISION

NOTED for signature by the Chairman.

 

3.

Monitoring Report for 9 Months to 31 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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

Minutes:

There had been circulated copies of a report by the Chief Financial Officer onthe income and expenditure for the nine months to 31 December 2018 and full year projected out-turn for 2018/19 and projected balance sheet values as at 31 March 2019.  Appendix 1 to the report provided a projected income and expenditure position, showing a projected deficit of £1,751 which was £5,400 more than the full year approved budget. Appendix 2 to the report provided a projected balance sheet as at 31 March 2019 and showed a projected decrease in the reserves of £13,244. The breakdown of the property portfolio showing the actual rental income for 2018/19 and actual property expenditure to 31 December 2018 was shown in Appendix 3. Appendix 4 provided details of the value of the Kames Capital Investment Fund to 31 December 2018.  Ms Halliday advised that return on the Kames Capital Investment Fund was improving.  Members noted the current financial position.

 

DECISION

(a)     AGREED the projected income and expenditure for 2018/19 in Appendix 1 to the report as the revised budget for 2018/19.

 

(b)     NOTED:-

 

(i)      the projected balance sheet value as at 31 March 2019 shown in Appendix 2 to the report;

 

(ii)     the summary of the property portfolio as shown in Appendix 3 to the report; and

 

(iii)    the current position of the investment in the Kames Capital Investment Fund as shown in Appendix 4 to the report.

 

4.

Private Business

Before proceeding with the private business, the following motion should be approved:-

 

“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the aforementioned Act.”

 

Minutes:

DECISION

AGREED under Section 50A (4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the public from the meeting during consideration of the business detailed in the Appendix to this Minute on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 6, 8 and 9 of Part I of Schedule 7A to the Act.

 

      SUMMARY OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

 

5.

Lauder Common

Consider woodland proposal and grazings.  (Copy plan attached.)

Minutes:

Members discussed proposals for tree planting on Lauder Common and other grazing land and agreed to consult with the Community Council in the first instance.

 

 

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