Agenda item

Budget Requirement and Council Tax 2022/23 - State of the Council Debate

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer advised the Council of the procedure that would need to be undertaken if a Member proposed an amendment to the recommendations as contained within the report.

 

Councillor L Mytton referred the Council to the ‘Budget Requirement and Council Tax 2022/23 – State of the Council Debate’ report.

 

Councillor L Mytton Leader of the Council then addressed the Council and thanked all Members, Officers and Staff of the Authority for their continued support in such difficult times in delivering high performing services for the Citizens of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough.

 

Councillor L Mytton then moved the recommendations as contained within the report and was seconded by Councillor C Davies.

 

Questions were then raised by the Members on the report and were responded to in detail by the Officers.

 

Councillor D Isaac then advised that he had experienced technical difficulties and had lost connectivity a number of times and therefore would not be voting on the item.

 

Comments were also made by Members on the motion.

 

Councillor D Roberts and Councillor B Carter advised that they had experienced a power cut and sought advise from the Monitoring Officer in relation to voting.

 

A Recorded Vote on the item was then requested.

 

The Monitoring Officer advised that support from five Members was required for a Recorded Vote and requested a show of hands and confirmed that the number had been met and a Recorded Vote would be undertaken.

 

A Recorded Vote was then taken on Recommendations 2.1 to 2.9 as contained within the report:

 

Councillor

For the Motion

Against the Motion

J Amos

 

X

A Barry

 

X

C Barry

X

 

B Carter

X

 

D Chaplin

X

 

M Colbran

X

 

C Davies

X

 

J Davies

 

X

L Davies

X

 

E Galsworthy

X

 

K Gibbs

X

 

D Hughes

 

X

D Isaac

Did not Vote

Did not Vote

S Jago

X

 

C Jones

X

 

D Jones

X

 

H Jones

X

 

M Jones

X

 

G Lewis

X

 

L Mytton

X

 

K O’Neill

 

X

G Richards

X

 

D Roberts

X

 

T Rogers

X

 

D Sammon

 

X

T Skinner

Absent

Absent

B Smith

X

 

G Thomas

X

 

I Thomas

X

 

J Thomas

 

X

S Thomas

X

 

C Tovey

X

 

Total

For: 23

Against: 7

 

Therefore the Motion was carried.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Council Tax increase of 1.0% for 2022/23 (‘Band D’ of £1,746.27) for the County Borough Council be approved

(b)  The Budget Requirement of £143.074 million for 2022/23 (net revenue budget) be approved

(c)  Additional temporary accommodation homelessness provision costs of £357,000 for 2022/23 be approved

(d)  The utilisation of £703,000 of the 2021/22 projected revenue surplus outturn be approved

(e)  The core funded Capital Programme of £72.875 million for the period 2022/23 to 2025/26 be approved

(f)   The Medium Term Financial Plan 2022/23 to 2025/26 (including the Capital Strategy Report 2022/23 and Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2022/23) be approved

(g)  The Prudential Indicators contained within the Medium Term Financial Plan be approved with authorisation for managing and monitoring the authorised limit and operational boundary delegated to the Chief Finance Officer

(h)  The Minimum Revenue Provision Statement for 2022/23 as detailed in Paragraph 8.4 of the report be approved

(i)    The Chief Finance Officer’s comments relating to the robustness of the estimates and adequacy of reserves be noted

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