Councillors Robertson, Forbes, Malloy, McCulloch and Nicholson.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
F22/027 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Houghton and Gardiner (personal business).
F22/028 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
No member declared an interest in any item under discussion.
F22/029 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present.
F22/030 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11th July 2022.
F22/031 REVIEW OF YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The year-to-date income and expenditure for the committee and council was noted. The Town Clerk responded to questions advising that the Citizens Advice contribution invoices would be raised shortly. The report of the Personnel Committee to Full Council advising of its budget position and overspend was noted.
F22/032 COMMUNITY GRANTS
It was RESOLVED to:
- award a grant of £1,460 to Just Drop In towards the cost of running a pilot community youth counselling scheme in the town centre
award a donation of £200 to Knutsford Together for Theatre towards the expenses of their production of ‘Rent’.
F22/033 INTERNAL AUDIT WORKING GROUP REPORT
The internal audit working group report for Q1 2022/23 was noted.
It was RESOLVED to approve the opening of an Amazon Business account at the cost of £80 per year to improve the clarity of invoicing.
The agreed amendment to the council’s cash handling procedures was noted and it was agreed that the working group needed to undertake the missed reviews for the 2021/22 financial year.
F22/034 COMMITTEE BUDGET 2023/24
It was RESOLVED to reduce the inflationary adjustment to the Mayor’s Allowance to set it at £700.
It was RESOLVED to reduce the inflationary adjustment to the Millennium Bursary to set it at £625.
It was RESOLVED to approve the budget as amended.
F22/035 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
No questions were raised.
F22/036 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG
It was noted that no matters were outstanding.
F22/037 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next scheduled meeting is planned for 28th November 2022 at 7:00pm.
F22/038 OUTSTANDING DEBTORS
It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
The outstanding debtors report was noted.