Agenda Item No. 9(b)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING 5 MARCH 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 24 FEBRUARY 2014
C2207 CAPITAL MONITORING REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1St APRIL TO 31ST DECEMBER 2013 (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) -
Members were advised of the progress on the 2013/14 Capital Programme for the period 1st April 2013 to 31st December 2013 .
Council on the 18th November 2013, (Minute number C2074), approved the amended capital programme for 2013/14. attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
For schemes where it was evident that the full year's budget would not be spent during the year, the relevant officers were required to provide an explanation for the shortfall and this should be reported to the earliest available Cabinet meeting.
Appendix 2 attached to the report provided non-financial information on capital construction schemes with a budget of over £100K. Where a budget shown in Appendix 1 was more than £100K but was made up of several schemes that individually were less than £100K, the scheme was not included in Appendix 2.
Cabinet had previously agreed that further information would be provided where schemes had a value of over £500K and showed a variance of 20% or more between actual spend and the profile. The following schemes met this criteria:-
WHQS Works - as outlined in previous capital monitoring reports there was always likely to be a variance in the WHQS expenditure as the extent of works required in a property was not known until the works commenced. To December works on roof renewals were behind profile, the decision had been taken to delay roof renewals until 2014/15 because internal works had been prioritised in 2013/14 also due to risk of tenant dissatisfaction, roofing works had been avoided during winter months and alternative sources of funding were also being investigated for these works.
This was for Executive and Council decision.
(2) T H A T the following changes to the 2013/14 Capital Programme be recommended to Council:
Flying Start Grants - Holton School Ladybirds - Request to increase Capital Programme for additional £65K for additional grant funding allocated by WG towards the scheme.
Vehicle Renewal Fund - Request to carry forward £279K of funding for the purchase of three new vehicles for the Cleansing service.
Regional Transport Consortia (SEWTA) - Request to increase Capital Programme for additional £41.6K grant funding that has been awarded towards the cost of the Railway Walk Cycle Scheme.
Llantwit Major Crossings - Request to increase the Capital Programme by £5K for Section 106 funded works at Llantwit Major Crossings.
Reasons for decisions
(1-2) To allow schemes to proceed in the current or future financial years.