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28 March 2011

A meeting of the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 28 March 2011

NumberItem
01SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
02SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
03APOLOGIES
04MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2011 (previously circulated).
05NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 19
06DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
07PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.
08LOCAL INDICATOR 14 REPORT

Report of the Director (Finance and Operation) summarising the collection, monitoring and reporting of Local Indicator 14, which measures the level of avoidable customer contact recorded by our service teams.
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09STERIA CONTRACT MONITORING

Report of the Director (Finance and Operation) providing Members with an analysis of the service performance for Steria against contractual key performance indicators and service level targets for benefits, council tax, business rates, Information Communication Technology (ICT), contact centre, reception and switchboard.
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10BUDGET MONITORING AT 31 DECEMBER 2010 (MONTH 9)

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) introducing the budget monitoring reports for the period ending 31 December 2010, which were considered by the Cabinet on 1 February 2011.

(a) Revenue Budget Monitoring at 31 December 2010 (Month 9)

Cabinet report from 1 February 2011

(b) Cabinet Budget Monitoring at 31 December 2010 (Month 9)

Cabinet report from 1 February 2011

(c) Revenue Budget Analysis between Original Budget and Forecast Outturn at 31 December 2010

As requested by ROSC
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11COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2011/12

At the first meeting of the Committee in the next Municipal Year, Members will have the opportunity to decide on the Overview Work Programme for this Committee.

Members are invited to suggest items that they wish to be included.
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12RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

At the Council meeting held on 2 February 2011 the Council approved the budget and council tax as reported to the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 13 January 2011 (Minute 62 refers).
13SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
14CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

(1) whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

(2) whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

The Administration and Opposition Groups each have the right within the Municipal Year to have one scrutiny topic referred to a Sub-Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be scrutinised, a scrutiny Sub-Committee should be appointed to carry out the specific piece of scrutiny work (paragraph 6.3 of the Procedure for the Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function).
15COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

At the first meeting of the Committee in the next Municipal Year, Members will have the opportunity to decide on the Scrutiny Work Programme for this Committee.

Members are invited to suggest items that they wish to be included.
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16CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR REVIEW GROUPS

To consider any issues for review relating to areas covered by the Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be reviewed a Review Group (ratio 3:2 with an Administration Chairman) should be appointed to review the specific item.
17RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
18COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.
19SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
20EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for items 22 and 23 (if any) on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraph 3 (private financial or business information) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
21PART II - Private and Confidential Items
22MOORS WALK PROJECT

The exempt report of the Director (Governance) detailing the background to the Moors Walk redevelopment.
23ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN

Exempt reports are available to authorised persons only.

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