Agenda and minutes

Council
Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

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C.14

Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017 (C.6 - C.13), attached.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017 (C.6 - C.13), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

C.15

Verbal Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet

Date of Meeting                          Minute Nos

 

5 September                               To follow

Minutes:

The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.13 – CA.15 and made a statement to the Council on the following matter:-

 

·                the consultation exercise on closer collaboration between the Police Crime Commissioner and the Fire Authority.

 

A question was asked regarding when the results on the peer challenge would be available to which the Leader advised that the draft report had been received but the Authority was awaiting feedback from the Local Government Association.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meetings of the Cabinet be received, approved and adopted:-

 

Body

Date of Meeting

Minute Nos

 

 

 

Cabinet

5 September 2017

CA.13 – CA.15

 

C.16

Referral from the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Date of Meeting                          Minute Nos

 

25 July 2017                               AGS.3

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meeting of the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee be received, approved and adopted:-

 

Body

Date of Meeting

Minute Nos

 

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee

25 July 2015

AGS.3

 

C.17

Cabinet Portfolio Statements

Minutes:

(a)     Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement on the current position of the Council’s finances; progress on the prison site; Business Support and Engagement and Economic Development land.

 

(b)     Councillor Mrs B S Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement on the Sports Awards; Community Safety; Safeguarding Week; Hambleton Leisure Centre Health and Fitness project and Sport England – Local Swim Pilot.

 

(c)     Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement on ICT; Customer Services; improved security to the Civic Centre and the new car park at Evolution.

 

(d)     Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement on the Local Plan; housing and Development Management.

 

(e)     Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement on the Air Quality Management Area at Bedale; changes to the Housing Assistance Policy; Green Waste and Environmental Health enforcement.

C.18

Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Report of the Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer) submitted a report seeking approval of the membership of the Independent Remuneration Panel.  The term of office for the existing members expired in September 2017 and a recruitment exercise had been undertaken between May and August 2017.  However, only two applications had been received from Mr M Holford and Mr R Fishwick.  The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) England) Regulations 2003 stipulated that the Panel comprised at least three independent Members.  The recruitment exercise would therefore continue until a third panel member had been recruited.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     Mr M Holford and Mr R Fishwick be appointed to the Independent Remuneration Panel for a period of 4 years expiring in September 2021; and

 

(2)     the continuation of the recruitment exercise be noted.

C.19

Notice of Motion

To be moved by Councillor Mark Robson and seconded by Councillor Peter Wilkinson:

 

Friarage Hospital

 

"Hambleton District Council would urge in the strongest possible terms that South Tees Hospitals HNS Foundation Trust take all possible steps to secure the long term provision of Emergency Medical Care at the Northallerton Friarage Hospital."

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Mark Robson and seconded by Councillor Peter Wilkinson that:

 

"Hambleton District Council would urge in the strongest possible terms that South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust take all possible steps to secure the long term provision of Emergency Medical Care at the Northallerton Friarage Hospital."

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Notice of Motion be supported.

C.20

Notice of Motion

To be moved by Councillor Peter Wilkinson and seconded by Councillor Mark Robson:

 

PCC and Fire Collaboration

 

"Having carefully considered the business case put forward by the Police and Crime Commissioner for the future collaboration of the Police and Fire and Rescue Service,  Hambleton District Council believe that the model proposed by the Police and Crime Commissioner to take over responsibility for Fire and Rescue Services would dilute local accountability by replacing the current Fire Authority comprising of 16 locally elected representatives from across North Yorkshire with 1.  We believe that a more inclusive model would be the "Representation Model" in which the Police and Crime Commissioner takes a seat on the Fire Authority with full voting rights increasing its membership to 17.  This would provide both increased local accountability as well as providing a strong collaborative link between Police and Fire and Rescue Services."

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Peter Wilkinson and seconded by Councillor Mark Robson that:

 

"Having carefully considered the business case put forward by the Police and Crime Commissioner for the future collaboration of the Police and Fire and Rescue Service,  Hambleton District Council believe that the model proposed by the Police and Crime Commissioner to take over responsibility for Fire and Rescue Services would dilute local accountability by replacing the current Fire Authority comprising of 16 locally elected representatives from across North Yorkshire with 1.  We believe that a more inclusive model would be the "Representation Model" in which the Police and Crime Commissioner takes a seat on the Fire Authority with full voting rights increasing its membership to 17.  This would provide both increased local accountability as well as providing a strong collaborative link between Police and Fire and Rescue Services."

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Notice of Motion be supported.

 

There was a request for a recorded vote on the Motion, Members present were recorded as voting as follows:

 

For the motion: R A Baker, P Bardon, M A Barningham, D M Blades,  Mrs C S Cookman, G W Dadd, C Dickinson, G W Ellis,  Mrs B S Fortune, K G Hardisty, J D Hugill, R Kirk, N A Knapton, J Noone, Mrs C Patmore, M S Robson, C R Rooke, Mrs I Sanderson, Mrs J Watson, S Watson, D A Webster and P R Wilkinson. (22)

 

Against the motion: None (0).

 

The motion was declared carried unanimously.