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Meeting Details

Moray Council
26 Sep 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00
Occurred

Documents

Agenda

Public Items
1 Sederunt
2 Declaration of Group Decisions and Members Interests *
1

In terms of Standing Order 20 and the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, Councillor Leadbitter on behalf of the SNP Group declared that the SNP Group had discussed Item 7 - "Financial Planning 2019/20" on the agenda. Councillors Eagle and Alexander on behalf of the Conservative and Councillors Open Groups respectively also declared that their respective Groups had discussed Item 7. The Meeting noted that there were no further declarations from Group Leaders or Spokespersons in regard to any prior decisions taken on how Members will vote on any item on the agenda or any declarations of Member’s interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

3 Resolution

Consider, and if so decide, adopt the following resolution:

"That under Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting for Item 7 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.”

 

2

The Council resolved that, in terms of Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item of business appearing at the relevant paragraph of this minute as specified below, so as to avoid disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the appropriate paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

 

Paragraph Number of Minute

                          7

Paragraph Number of Schedule 7A

                          1

Report by Corporate Director (Corporate Services)

 

3

A report was submitted by the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) providing the Council with a copy of the External Auditor's report to Council on the 2017/18 Audit.

 

On the invitation of the Chair, Maggie Bruce, External Auditor provided the meeting with a summary of the main elements of the audit work undertaken which included an audit of the key controls operating within the main financial systems and review of governance arrangements; audit work covering the arrangements for securing Best Value relating to financial management, financial sustainability and vision and leadership and an audit of the 2017/18 annual accounts, the section 106 charities it administers.  She further outlined the key messages relating to the 2017/18 annual accounts, financial management and financial sustainability, governance and transparency and value for money and summarised the recommendations for improvement as outlined in the Action Plan at Appendix 1 of the External Auditor's report.

 

Following discussion the Council agreed to note the External Auditor's report.

 

Report by Corporate Director (Corporate Services)

 

4

A report was submitted by the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) submitting to the Council the Audited Annual Accounts for the Moray Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 and asking the Council to approve the sign off of the Annual Accounts.

 

Following consideration the Council agreed to approve the Annual Accounts, having regard to the Annual Report from the external auditor considered earlier at the meeting.

 

 

 

Report by Corporate Director (Corporate Services)

 

5

A report was submitted by the Corporate Director (Corporate Services) submitting to the Council for approval the audited Annual Accounts for Moray Council's Connected Charities for the year ended 31 March 2018.

 

Following consideration the Council agreed to approve the audited Annual Accounts for the Connected Charities for the financial year 2017/18.

 

Item(s) which the Committee may wish to consider with the Press and Public excluded

 

Private Items
7 Financial Planning 2019/20 Onwards [Para 1]
  • Information relating to staffing matters;
  1. 20180926 Financial Planning 2019-20 onwards Appendix 1
    • Information relating to staffing matters;
  2. 20180926 Financial Planning 2019-20 onwards Appendix 2
    • Information relating to staffing matters;
  3. 20180926 Financial Planning 2019-20 onwards Appendix 3
    • Information relating to staffing matters;
  4. 20180926 Financial Planning 2019-20 onwards Appendix 4
    • Information relating to staffing matters;
  5. 20180926 Financial Planning 2019-20 onwards Appendix 5
    • Information relating to staffing matters;

Declarations of Interests

Visitors

Also in attendance at the above meeting were: Chief Executive, the Corporate Director (Corporate Services), the Corporate Director (Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure), the Acting Corporate Director (Education and Social Care), the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, the Head of Financial Services and the Democratic Services Manager as Clerk to the Meeting.

 

Also in attendance:  Maggie Bruce, External Audit

 



 

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