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Revenue & Capital Budgets - 2018/19 & 2019/20

Joint report of the Chamberlain and the Director of Open Spaces.

Minutes:

Members considered a joint report of the Chamberlain and the Director of Open Spaces regarding Revenue and Capital Budgets 2018/19 & 2019/20 and the following points were made.

 

·         In response to a question, the Director of Open Spaces agreed to bring a report on Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) to the February 2019 meeting. In the meantime, he noted that the City had spent just under £100,000 on combating OPM, the growth of which had been exponential. The City was focusing on treating OPM in areas of particular risk to public health e.g. car parks, paths, and cafes.

 

·         In response to a question, the Director of Open Spaces clarified that the risk to public health from OPM was due to the potential for the caterpillar hairs to cause rashes/and or irritation to the airways. It was possible to defoliate an affected tree on three occasions without risking the tree, but veteran trees were more vulnerable to treatment.

 

RESOLVED, that Members,

 

·           Confirm that the provisional 2019/20 revenue budget reflects the Committee’s objectives and approve the budget for submission to the Finance Committee;

 

·           Authorise the Chamberlain, in consultation with the Director of Open Spaces, to revise these budgets to allow for any further implications arising from Corporate Projects, departmental reorganisations and other reviews, and changes to the Additional Works Programme.  Any changes over £50,000 would be reported to Committee.

 

  • delegate to the Chamberlain any minor budget changes for 2018/19 and 2019/20 as a result of the completion of the asset verification exercise.

 

·           approve the draft Capital and Supplementary Revenue budget.

 

 

 

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