Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Extraordinary - Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unalbe to attend), Isle of Anglesey County Council
Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting (At present members of the public are unable to attend)

Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 

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Items
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1.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest from a Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

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Minutes:

None received.

2.

To receive any announcements from the Chairperson, Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive

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Minutes:

The Chair made the following announcements :-

The Chair said that there are many challenges as a result of the Coronavirus.  She wished to thank all members of Council staff for their continued efforts in conducting and providing services durig the last few months.

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Condolences was extended to the family of the former elected member Councillor Allan Roberts from Holyhead who passed away recently. 

Condolences was extended to the family of the former elected member Councillor Glyn Jones who represented the Rhosybol Ward on the old County Council some years ago. 

Condolences was extended to Councillor Alun Mummery who has lost a close member of the family recently.

Condolences were extended to any Member of the Council or staff who had suffered a berevement. 

Members and Officers paid silent tribute as a mark of their respect and sympathy

3.

Statement of Accounts 2019/20 and ISA 260 Report pdf icon PDF 451 KB

  To submit the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts as presented to the Audit and Governance Committee on 13 October 2020.

 

  To submit the External Audit on the Financial Statement (ISA 260 Report) as presented to the Audit and Governance Committee on 13 October 2020.

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer was presented for consideration.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Finance said that there has been a delay with the ISA 260 Report by External Auditors and minor adjustments still needs to be undertaken to the report.

 

The Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer reported that the External Auditor is still in discussion with the Pension Fund Actuaries in respect of the impact on the Fund with regards to two national cases which has impacted on all pension funds.  The External Auditor have assured that there will be no need to change the accounts nor will it change the unqualified opinion given by the External Auditor.  However, there may be a need to change the wording of the ISA 260 report and the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer requested that he be given authority to finalise the wording of the ISA 260 on behalf of the Council with the External Auditor.

 

It was RESOLVED to endorse the recommendations in the report and authorises the Council’s Section 151 Officer to finalise and agree the final wording of the ISA 260 with the Council’s External Auditor.

 

4.

Annual Treasury Management Review 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 510 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer, as presented to the Executive on 28 September 2020.

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The report of the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer was presented for consideration as was presented to the Executive on 28 September, 2020.  

 

The Portfolio Holder for Finance reported that the Council is required by regulations issued under the Local Government Act 2003 to produce an Annual Treasury Management Review of activities and the actual prudential and treasury indicators for 2019/20. 

 

It was RESOLVED to endorse the recommendations within the report.

 

5.

Annual Performance Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To submit a report by the Head of Profession (HR and Transformation), as presented to the Executive on 26 October 2020.

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Submitted- the report of the Head of Profession (Human Resources) and Transformation on the Annual Performance Report 2019/20 as presented to the Executive on 26 October, 2020.

 

The report which the Authority is statutorily required to publish provided a review of the following:-

 

·      the Authority’s progress in delivering against its Annual Delivery Document for 2019/20 as outlined under 3 priority objectives (para 1.3 refers);

·      its overall performance including performance based on national indicators (PAM indicators and local KPIs).

 

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services highlighted a number of achievements under the 3 key objectives whilst also recognising that there are areas of performance where further improvement can be made.   He noted that there are 3 performance indicators which is highlighted in red within the report.  The Portfolio Holder further referred to a number of notable successes and he referred specifically to the opening of the refurbished Market Hall in Holyhead, the Denu Talent scheme which has seen a number of young people having employment opportunities over the summer and some been employed permanently by the Council, the fitness suites at Plas Arthur and Holyhead Leisure Centre and the opening of the 3G pitch at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge.  He also referred that 22 social housing have been built and over 102 dwellings have been repaired and brought back into homes.  In highlighting these and other achievements, the Portfolio Member thanked the Council’s staff without whose dedication and hard work they would not have been possible. Looking forwards, although the Council continues to face challenge and uncertainty in delivering its services, he was nevertheless confident that with the support of its staff and partners it would be able to make further improvements and achieve positive outcomes for the people of Anglesey.

 

The Portfolio Holders each gave a summary of the work undertaken within their portfolio which was noted within the report and they also wished to thank the staff for their work

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the 2019/20 Performance Report as a reflection of the Authority’s work and should be published by the statutory date at the end of October.

 

Councillors A M Jones and Bryan Owen abstained from voting.

6.

Annual Director's Report on the Effectiveness of Social Services 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 8 MB

To submit a report by Interim Director of Social Services, as presented to the Executive on 28 September 2020.

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The report of the Interim Director of Social Services as presented to the Executive on 28 September, 2020 was considered by the full Council.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the Annual Director’s Report on the Effectiveness of Social Services 2019/20.