Agenda, decisions and minutes

Council Tax, Council
Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Anthony Clements tel: 01708 433065  Email: anthony.clements@oneSource.co.uk

Items
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82.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 916 KB

To sign as a true record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 24 January 2018 (attached).

 

Decision:

Minutes of meeting held on 24 January 2018 – approved.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 24 January 2018 were before the Council for approval.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 24 January 2018 be signed as a correct record.

83.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. 

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

Note – please also refer to note (2) following.

 

Decision:

All Members present disclosed a personal interest in item 8, Members’ Allowances Scheme as they were in receipt of a Members’ Allowance.

Minutes:

As shown below, all Members present disclosed an interest in agenda item 8 – Members’ Allowances Scheme as they were in receipt of a Members’ Allowance.

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Barry Mugglestone, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Brian Eagling, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Carol Smith, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Clarence Barrett, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Damian White, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Darren Wise, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor David Durant, Personal and Prejudicial, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor David Johnson, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Denis O'Flynn, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Dilip Patel, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Frederick Thompson, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Garry Pain, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Graham Williamson, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Ian de Wulverton, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Jason Frost, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Jeffrey Tucker, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Jody Ganly, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor John Crowder, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor John Glanville, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor John Mylod, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor John Wood, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Joshua Chapman, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Julie Wilkes, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor June Alexander, Personal, in receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Keith Darvill, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Keith Roberts, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Lawrence Webb, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Linda Hawthorn, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Linda Trew, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Meg Davis, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Melvin Wallace, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor Michael Deon Burton, Personal, In receipt of Members' Allowance..

 

8. MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME.

Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

84.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR, BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL OR BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

To receive announcements (if any).

Minutes:

The Mayor noted with pleasure the recent opening of two new leisure centres in the borough. The Mayor also reminded Members of her civic dinner which was scheduled for 24 March 2018.

 

The Leader of the Council thanked Members for their good wishes following a head injury he had suffered in an accident recently.

85.

PROCEDURE

To consider any procedural motion in relation to the conduct of business for this meeting.

Decision:

Procedural motion that the debates on item 7 (the Council’s Budget 2018/19) and 8 (Members’ Allowances Scheme) be combined with separate votes held on each item; AGREED without division.

Minutes:

The following procedural motion was AGREED without division:

 

That agenda items 7 and 8 be debated together with separate votes taken for each item.

86.

THE COUNCIL'S BUDGET 2018//19 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

A To consider the report of Cabinet of 7 February 2018 (attached):

 

B To note the decision of the Greater London Authority on its budget and precept for 2018/19 and the effect thereof on the Council’s budget;

 

C To agree a budget for 2018/19 and then

 

D To set the Council Tax for 2018/19

 

NOTE: MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO BRING WITH THEM THE REPORT TO CABINET ON 7 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR REFERENCE AT THIS MEETING.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

After debate, recommendations of Cabinet AGREED by 32 votes to 9.

 

Council Tax set at £1658.06 for a band D property.

Minutes:

Council had before it a report of the Cabinet (incorporating the budget proposals for 2018/19). This referred to reports presented to Cabinet at its meeting on 7 February 2018.

 

Following debate, the recommendations of Cabinet were AGREED by 32 votes to 9 (see division 1) and it was RESOLVED: 

 

1.            That the following as submitted in the report to Cabinet of 7 February 2018 be approved:

 

·           The General Fund budget for 2018/19

·           The Council Tax for Band D properties and for other Bands of properties, all as set out in Appendix D of the Cabinet report.

·           The Delegated Schools’ Budget for 2018/19, as set out in section 4 of the Cabinet report.

·           The Capital Programme for 2018/19 as set out in section 9 and supported by Annexes 1, 2 and 3 of Appendix G of the Cabinet report.

·           That it pass a resolution as set out in section 11.3 of the Cabinet report to enable Council Tax discounts to be given at the 2017/18 level.

 

2.            The Council delegate authority to the Chief Financial Officer to adjust the Corporate Risk Budget to account for any further variations that may arise from the final settlement.

 

3.            That, in accepting recommendation 1, Council is mindful of the advice of the Chief Finance Officer as set out in Appendix F of the report to Cabinet.

 

4.            That it be noted that under delegated powers the Chief Finance Officer has calculated the amount of 87,346 (called T in the Act and Regulations) as its Council Tax base for the year 2018/19 in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 (as amended) made under Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended.

 

5.            That the amount of £119,125,095 be now calculated as the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2018/19, with £6,645,284 of that amount being ringfenced for Adult Social Care.

 

6.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2018/19 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended:

 

 

(a)

£505,518,040

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act.

(b)

(£386,392,945)

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

 

(c)

£119,125,095

being the amount by which the aggregate at 5(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 5(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year. (Item R in the formula in Section 31B of the Act).

 

(d)

£1,363.83

being the amount at 5(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year.

 

 

 

7.         That the Council, in accordance with Sections 30 and 36 of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations of report of Chief Executive AGREED by 41 votes to 3.

Minutes:

A report of the Chief Executive proposed the Members’ Allowances Scheme 2018/19. Following debate, the recommendations in the report were AGREED by 41 votes to 3 (see division 2) and it was RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the Members’ Allowances Scheme become (as set out in appendix 1 to these minutes) becomes effective from 1st April 2018 and the existing scheme be revoked with effect from the same date.

 

2.            That there is no proposed increase in the basic allowance or SRAs.

 

88.

VOTING RECORD pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

The record of voting decisions is attached at Appendix 2.