Agenda and decisions

Strategy and Resources Committee - Thursday, 26th January, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8237989045086520416

Contact: Democratic Services, email:  democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  tel: 01372 732000

Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 285 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes and Restricted Minutes of the meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 15 November and to authorise the Chair to sign them.

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4.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 320 KB

This report introduces the draft Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Pay Policy Statement for 2023/24 and seeks approval of the Statement prior to its presentation to Full Council and subsequent publication on the Council’s website.

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Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)        Approve the draft Pay Policy Statement for 2023/24.

(2)        Agree that the draft Pay Policy Statement for 2023/24 is referred to Full Council for approval.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved with 8 votes for, 1 vote against and 1 abstention to:

(3)        Approve the proposed increase to the Chief Executive pay scale.

 

5.

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 624 KB

This report sets out estimates for income and expenditure on services in 2023/24.

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Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee resolved with 9 votes for and 1 abstention to:

(1)        Recommend the 2023/24 service estimates for approval at the budget meeting of Full Council in February 2023;

(2)        Recommend the 2023/24 fees and charges, as set-out in Appendix 1 to the report, for approval at the budget meeting of Full Council in February 2023;

(3)        Agree the Council Tax Discount bands for 2023/24, as set-out in section 7 of the report.

6.

Councillor Allowances 2023/2024 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To propose increases to Member allowances, and the Mayoral budget for 2023/24 as set out in the paper below, so that they can be approved as part of the overall budget setting process.

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Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee resolved with 9 votes for and 1 against to:

(1)        Recommend to Council, as part of the budget setting process, that Member  allowances are increased by 3% for 2023/24

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(2)        Recommend to Council that the Mayoral budget is increased by 10.1% for 2023/24

7.

Funding and Release of Land pdf icon PDF 255 KB

This report recommends the change of use of a former commercial storage yard to residential to deliver 3 temporary accommodation family micro homes.

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Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)        Agree to the change of use of Fairview Road from commercial to residential to support the delivery of additional temporary accommodation;

(2)        Agree to purchase 3 FamilyHaus micro homes at a total cost of up to £435,000 allocated from S106 developer funds;

(3)        Authorise the Head of Property & Regeneration, Head of Housing and Community and Chief Finance Officer to progress the project to completion.

8.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 5 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to pass a resolution to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended) and that pursuant to paragraph 10 of Part 2 of the said Schedule 12A the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

9.

Commercial Property Update

This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings.  The report deals with information relating to the financial or business affairs of the Committee and third parties and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision:

The decision on this item is recorded in a separate (not for publication) restricted Decision Notice.

10.

Commercial Tenant Update

This report has not been published because the meeting is likely to be closed to the press and public in view of the nature of the business to be transacted/nature of the proceedings.  The report deals with information relating to the financial or business affairs of the Committee and third parties and the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision:

The decision on this item is recorded in a separate (not for publication) restricted Decision Notice.