Agenda and minutes

Council
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

C.27

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 (C.18 - C.26), attached.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 (C.18 - C.25), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

C.28

Verbal Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Date of Meeting                          Minute Nos

 

15 January 2019                         CA.47 to CA.49

12 February 2019                       CA.51 to CA.59

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.47 to CA.49 and CA.41 to CA.59 and made a statement to the Council on the following matters:-

 

·                One Yorkshire – The Leader made reference to the decision by the Government to reject the One Yorkshire devolution proposal.  A letter sent to all leaders by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, confirmed that “the plan did not meet our devolution criteria”.  The Leader stated that, should other devolution proposals transpire that do meet the Government’s criteria he would be happy to consider them, providing they would be of benefit for the residents of Hambleton.

 

·                Council Tax – The Leader announced that, should the Council Tax proposal be approved, this would see an increase of £5 on a Band D property which would mean that the authority retained its status as one of the lowest charging councils in the country and the lowest in North Yorkshire.

 

·                Clinical Commissioning Group – The Leader announced that with effect from 27 March 2019 the critical care unit at the Friarage Hospital will be closed.  Accident and Emergency would continue and that those who attended requiring this service would continue to receive it.  However, the services within Critical Care would be transferred to James Cook University Hospital.  The Leader expressed concern over the future of services delivered by the Friarage Hospital.

 

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

15 January 2019

CA.47 to CA.49

 

12 February 2019

CA.51 to CA.59

 

C.29

Cabinet Portfolio Statements

Minutes:

(a)     The Leader reported that, further to his statement, there was no verbal update from Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance.

 

(b)     Councillor Mrs B S Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding the Sowerby Sports Village; Making a Difference Grant panels; the Safer Hambleton Hub; inclusive sport; the MobilePro ZEST app; the Take That Step weight management scheme and the 100% in Institute of Lifeguards (IQL) Audit.

 

(c)     Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding a consultation exercise which had been undertaken by the Department for Transport regarding the licensing of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers; ICT improvements including a new and improved electronic online Council Tax form for residents; social media and the Civic Centre car park and footpath improvements.

 

(d)     Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding the draft Local Plan; enforcement proceedings regarding Plot 11 Ings Lane; the planning application for Bagby Airfield which had recently been approve; the forthcoming planning application for Newby Wiske which would be considered in March 2019 and Disabled Facilities Grants.

 

(e)     Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement regarding new legislation for landlords regarding Houses in Multiple Occupation; subscriptions for green waste collections which were currently 38% which represented 7931 properties in Hambleton; the implications of changes from DEFRA and LARAC regarding the collections of waste and the potential impact it may have for the authority; Hambleton Wombles; Environmental Health new case management system and Emergency Planning and Business Continuity.

C.30

Council Tax 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider the Motion as set out in pursuance to Minute CA.58

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A revised addendum to the report had been circulated prior to the commencement of the meeting.  It was moved by the Leader and seconded by the Deputy Leader that the Notice of Motion at Item 7 on the agenda be approved in pursuance of Minute CA.58.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That pursuant to Minute CA.58:-

 

(1)       That it be noted that on 15 January 2019 Hambleton District Council calculated the Council Tax Base for 2019/20:-

 

            (a)   for the whole Council area as 36,847.22  [Item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")]; and

 

            (b)   for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates as in the attached Annex A(1).

 

(2)       That the Council has calculated the Council Tax requirement for the Council's own purposes for 2019/20 (excluding Parish precepts) as £4,034,033.65

 

(3)       That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2019/20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:-

 

            (a)   District/Parish Gross Expenditure

                   £ 47,644,004.00                 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils

 

            (b)   District/Parish Gross Income (including Government Grants, use of Reserves and Collection Fund Surpluses etc)

                   £ 42,107,836.30                 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act

 

            (c)   District/Parish Net Expenditure

                   £ 5,536,167.70                   being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(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)   Basic Amount of Tax (including average Parish Precepts)

                   £ 150.2466                         being the amount at 3(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 (including Parish precepts)

 

            (e)   Parish Precepts

                   £ 1,502,134.05                   being the aggregate of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per Annex ‘A’)

 

            (f)    Basic Amount of Tax (Unparished Areas)

                   £109.4800                          being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 4(e) above by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish precept relates

 

(4)       Major Precepting Authorities That it be noted that the North Yorkshire County Council, the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire will issue precepts to the Council in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 for each category of dwellings in the Council's  ...  view the full minutes text for item C.30

C.31

Dispensation for Non-Attendance at Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 16 KB

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

Minutes:

Report withdrawn.