Decisions


Decisions published

02/12/2019 - Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - October 2019 ref: 3427    Recommendations Approved

To consider the monthly performance, finance and risk monitoring report

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/12/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

Lead officer: Hedd Vaughan Evans


02/12/2019 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21 ref: 3426    Recommendations Approved

To consider the outcomes of the consultation on the council tax reduction scheme

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/12/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report and any financial implications for the Council be noted.

 

(2)            That Full Council be recommended to approve the option of a Council Tax Reduction income banded scheme for the financial year 2020-2021 and to amend the Council Tax Regulations for pensioners in line with uprating announced by MHCLG and to amend the Working Age Regulations in line with the new income banded scheme and the uprating announced by MHCLG. 

 

(3)            That Full Council be recommended to grant delegated authority to the Executive Director Finance (Interim) to make the required changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme Regulations up to and including 31 January 2020 in consultation with the Lead Member for Financial Management.

 

(4)            That having given due consideration, the following proposed level of Council Tax discounts and premiums for 2020-2021 be recommended to Council :

 

·       Retain the discount for second homes at zero.

·       Retain the discount for empty homes (unoccupied and substantially unfurnished) at 25% for 6 months and thereafter at zero.

·       Retain the discount for empty homes undergoing major repair at 25% for 12 months and thereafter at zero.

·       Retain the empty homes premium of an additional 100% for properties that have remained empty for more than 2 years. 

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green


02/12/2019 - Delegation of Energy-efficiency Enforcement Powers from Oxfordshire County Council to Cherwell District Council ref: 3425    Recommendations Approved

To consider an agency agreement for Energy Performance Certificates

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/12/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the delegation of powers to enable Cherwell District Council to carry out enforcement of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provisions under The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 be accepted.

 

(2)            That the delegation of powers to enable Cherwell District Council to carry out the enforcement of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in commercial property under The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 be accepted.

 

(3)            That the Chief Operating Officer, acting in consultation with the Director Law and Governance and the Corporate Director Finance, be authorised to enter into all necessary and appropriate contracts and agreements to implement the delivery of the enforcement work on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

 

(4)            That authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer to perform the enforcement duties of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) set out in any such agreements referred to above.

Lead officer: Gillian Douglas


26/11/2019 - Appointing a Director, from Cherwell District Council (CDC) to the new Bicester Vision Community Interest Company (CIC) and providing grant funding to the CIC ref: 3413    Recommendations Approved

To confirm the decision made by the Leader of the Council to appoint the Lead Member for Economy Regeneration and Property to serve as a Director representing Cherwell District Council (CDC) on the board of the newly incorporated Community Interest Company (CIC) Bicester Vision.  In addition, the report also determines the ongoing arrangements concerning the provision of grant funding to the Bicester Vision.

Decision Maker: - Leader of the Council

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 30/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the Lead Member for Economy Regeneration and Property as a director to the newly established CIC, Bicester Vision, representing the interests of Cherwell District Council (CDC).

 

(2)            That it be noted that a senior officer (Assistant Director – Growth and Economy or equivalent or superior) will attend the Bicester Vision board meetings as an observer, and to provide support to the designated CDC board representative.

 

(3)            That it be agreed to formalise the ongoing arrangements for the provision of grant funding to Bicester Vision of £15,000.00 (fifteen thousand pounds) per annum over the next 3 years, the first payment to be made on [DATE] for the period [DATE] to [DATE].

 

(4)            That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Growth and Economy to negotiate and complete a grant agreement to govern the provision of such grant funding, in the form, or substantially the form, attached at Appendix A to this report, with Bicester Vision and to agree any minor variations to the terms of such grant agreement from time to time.

 

Lead officer: Robert Jolley


20/11/2019 - Draft Capital, Investment and Treasury Management Strategies 2020-21 ref: 3419    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That, subject to the addition of graphs in the Treasury Management Strategy statement showing the forecast of the debt and borrowing, the progress on the draft reports be noted.


20/11/2019 - Treasury Management- Q2 (September 2019) -Appendix 1 EXEMPT ref: 3421    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019


20/11/2019 - Treasury Management Q2 (September 2019) ref: 3418    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the contents of the Q2 (September 2019) Treasury Management Report be noted.


20/11/2019 - Corporate Fraud Quarter 1 ref: 3422    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

 

Report deferred to later meeting


20/11/2019 - Accounts Closure 2018/19 ref: 3423    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the verbal update be noted.


20/11/2019 - Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - September 2019 ref: 3417    For Determination

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

 

(2)           That, having given due consideration, the Leadership Risk Register be noted and no issues be identified for further consideration.

 


20/11/2019 - Work Programme ref: 3420    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That, having given due consideration the Work Programme 2019/20 and 2020/21 be noted.