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Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any) by the Audit Board or Managing Director.

3.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 31 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

4.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC

5.

To receive the minutes of the Cabinet Advisory Panel held on 2nd December 2019

To follow

6.

References from Committees

None at this stage.

A - Strategies, Policies, Key Decisions, Consultations

There are no reports in this section of the agenda.

B - Non-Key Decisions, Monitoring Reports

7.

Community Infrastructure Levy: Funding Review 2019 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Summary:

 

To consider the updated indicative five year programme of potential infrastructure projects that could be supported by Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  The report sets out progress made over the past year, details current CIL receipts and forecasts, and reports on progress to date on mechanisms to release unparished neighbourhood funding to locally focused projects.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.      That the CIL Indicative Five Year Programme as set out in Appendix A, be agreed as a basis for ongoing liaison with relevant infrastructure providers and further development of the identified schemes;

2.  That, once individual projects within the Indicative Five Year Programme are sufficiently progressed to demonstrate they are deliverable, further reports be submitted to Cabinet for decisions on  the CIL funding contribution towards them; and

   3. That the CIL Monitoring Report, at Appendix C, be agreed for publication.

Additional documents:

8.

Financial Contributions to Parish and Town Councils 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Summary:

 

To agree the level of financial contributions to be paid to Parish and Town Councils in 2020/21.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the following contributions be made to Parish and Town Councils to compensate for lost council tax income in local areas for the introduction of the council tax support scheme:

 

Bean

334

Darenth

1,923

Longfield

631

Southfleet

198

Stone

7,021

Sutton at Hone and Hawley

1,737

Swanscombe and Greenhithe

14,435

Wilmington

1,317

 

2  That the contributions be made subject to the Parish and Town Councils submitting suitably analysed details of estimated net expenditure for the ensuing year by 31 January each year, and actual net expenditure for the preceding year no later than six months after the end of each financial year, in a format prescribed by the Council.

 

3.    That the payments be made in two equal instalments; the first on 30 April (or next working day) and the second, the latter of 30 September (or next working day) or seven days following receipt of the Parish or Town Councils’ 2019/20 accounts, certified as correct by their Clerks.

 

4.    That the Council continues to operate the Capacity Building Fund and makes a contribution of £40,000 into the fund in 2020/21

 

5.    That the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council, be granted delegated authority to agree the Capacity Building Fund bidding criteria and approval of awards through a Grants Panel process.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Write Off of National Non-Domestic Rates pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Summary:

 

To consider writing-off National Non-Domestic Rates debts where it has not been possible to obtain payment because of insolvency, because the ratepayer cannot be traced or where the debt is otherwise irrecoverable.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the sums shown in Exempt Appendix A to the report, amounting to £557,011.93 be written off as irrecoverable.

10.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2019/20 - Projected Outturn and 2020/21 Budget Process pdf icon PDF 228 KB

This report is ‘to follow’.

Additional documents:

C - Items for Information, Noting, Endorsing

11.

Capital Budget Monitoring 2019/20 - Progress and Projected Outturn pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Summary:

 

To inform the Cabinet of the progress to date on the schemes in the approved Capital Programme and to report the latest position on capital resources.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Cabinet notes the progress made to date on the 2019/20 Capital Programme.

Additional documents:

12.

Joint Transportation Board Agreement with Kent County Council and Parish Representation pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Summary:

 

To note and endorse the proposed new agreement governing the work of the Joint Transportation Board (JTB) with Kent County Council and to note that Parish Council representation for 2019/20 should be increased from one to two members.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the Cabinet notes and endorses the new Joint Transportation Board agreement with Kent County Council and notes the increase in Parish representation for 2019/20; and

 

2.    That the new agreement be recommended to the General Assembly of the Council for adoption.

13.

Corporate Plan - Key Actions and Performance Indicators Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Summary:

 

To report progress on the latest set of Corporate Plan key actions and performance indicators for quarter 2 of 2019/920.

 

Recommendation;

 

That the contents of the key action and performance indicator monitoring reports attached at Appendices A and B to the report be noted.

Additional documents:

14.

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Strategic Housing Board held on 16 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Summary:

 

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Strategic Housing Board held on 16 October 2019.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Strategic Housing Board held on 16 October 2019 be noted.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

TO RESOLVE: That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information.

 

D - Items for Consideration in Private

A

Write-off of National Non-Domestic Rates - Exempt Appendix A (Exempt Category SO 46(1)(b) Annex 1 Paragraph 3)