BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN COUNCIL
FINANCE COMMITTEE

Minutes of the Meeting held at the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 7.30 pm

Present:
Councillors
I Block (Chairman)
J Chapman (Vice Chairman)
D Dixon, A Goggin, J Russell and
G Steady

Also in Attendance:
Tracey Pulford- Town Clerk/RFO
    
F.040. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Councillor Yallop.

F.041. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 24TH OCTOBER 2012:.

The Minutes were accepted as a true record of the meeting.

F.042. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

Members were reminded of the requirement to disclose any interest in relation to items on the agenda, when these are discussed. 

F.043. ENERGISE 2011 EVENT:

The Chairman briefed members of an e-mail that had been received from Mark Liggins, regarding the outstanding monies owned to the Council. 

After discussion it was agreed that the Chairman would contact Mark to arrange to discuss where he is at with the figures, so this can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

Recommendation:-. The Chairman contacts Mark Liggins to arrange a meeting to discuss the finance/figures.

F.044. 2013/2014 BUDGET – 1ST DRAFT:

Members had a copy of the 1st Draft budgets.  It was agreed that the following items would be amended in the budget:

Page 8 – Funding for another Apprentice is taken out
Page 7 – Include the Carnival as a Standing Annual Grant
Page 5 – Include £3,000 for Councillor Aldridge’s MSR
Take out the £20,000 for the skate park, and if no match funding is received this year, this amount can be taken from the capital budget.  
Take out the picnic tables, as there is the same amount in the 12/13 budget as the 13/14 budget
Swimming Pool – decrease to £2,000.00
Page 4 – Ask Terry to revise his improvements budget to total £13,300.00 (as this years budget)
Page 3 – Make Transport and machinery and petrol/red diesel  one item totalling £7,500.00
Mayors Civic Fund – Decrease to £1,500.00 for 13/14.
Fees and Charges – increased by 2% – Ok

A discussion took place on the possibility of borrowing money from the UK Debt Managing Office.  It was agreed that the Chairman would take this away to look at further.
 
Recommendation:- The budgets are amended as listed above and brought back to the next meeting.

F.045. CLOSE OF MEETING:

There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9.10 pm.

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