Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 2.00 pm

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C.13

Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2020 (C.8 - C.12), attached.

Minutes:

The decision:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2020 (C.8 - C.12), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

C.14

Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Date of Meeting                     Minute Nos

 

9 February 2021                    CA.18 to CA.27

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.18 – CA.27 and made a statement to the Council on the following matters:-

 

·            Sir Captain Thomas Moore who had sadly passed away on 2 February

·            COVID-19 and the financial impacts of the ongoing pandemic

·            Future High Street Fund

·            Jasmine Harrison, the youngest women to row the Atlantic

 

A number of questions were asked based on the statement.  The main issues which the Leader responded to were in relation to:-

 

·            Future High Street Fund

 

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

9 February 2021

CA.18 – CA.27

 

Note: Councillor D Hugill left the meeting at approximately 2.20pm.

C.15

Cabinet Portfolio Statements pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(a)    Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding Vibrant Market Towns; Future High Streets Fund; workspaces; business support; C4Di; apprentices and graduates and the Hambleton Business Conference.  A number of questions were asked relating to Vibrant Market Towns; the lack of a bus station in Northallerton and C4Di.  Responses were provided at the meeting and where further information was required this would be circulated after the meeting.

 

(b)    Councillor Mrs B S Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding Making a Difference grants panels; Hambleton Heroes; Sports Villages; the crematorium; Leisure Centre improvements and Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre developments.  A question was asked regarding Hambleton Heroes which was responded to at the meeting.

 

(c)    Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding ICT; Green Waste; COVID-19 testing and vaccinations; markets and Elections.

 

(d)    Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding the Local Plan; Ingleby Arncliffe Neighbourhood Plan and Development Management.  A question was asked regarding the Local Plan and Great Ayton allocations which was responded to at the meeting.

 

(e)    Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement  regarding Waste and Street Scene; Environmental Health and Emergency Planning.  A number of questions were asked regarding community litter picks and Green Waste licences which were responded to at the meeting.

 

(f)     Councillor M G Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Projects made a statement regarding Council Key Projects including the Crematorium; Treadmills redevelopment; Future High Street Fund and the Town Hall Square and Town Centre improvements, Northallerton.

 

Note: Councillor Mrs I Sanderson left the meeting at approximately 2.55pm.

C.16

Council Tax 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the Motion as set out in pursuance to Minute CA.25

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.25.

 

The decision:

 

That pursuant to Minute CA.25:-

 

(1)           That it be noted that on 15 January 2021 Hambleton District Council calculated the Council Tax Base for 2021/22:

 

(a)           for the whole Council area as 37,342.89 [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) of the report.

 

(2)      That the Council has calculated the Council Tax requirement for the Council's own purposes for 2021/22 (excluding Parish precepts) as £4,275,014.05.

 

(3)      That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2021/22 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:-

 

(a)           District/Parish Gross Expenditure

          £ 49,589,748.89        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)

          £ 43,711,835.95        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

          £ 5,877,912.94          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)

          £ 157.4038                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

          £ 1,602,898.89          being the aggregate of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per Annex ‘A1’ of the report)

 

(f)            Basic Amount of Tax (Unparished Areas)

          £114.4800                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 Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Fire and Rescue Authority and the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner - Police will issue precepts to the Council in accordance with Section 40  ...  view the full minutes text for item C.16

C.17

Members' Allowances Scheme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report regarding the Members’ Allowances Scheme which in line with the Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 required the Council to consider its Allowances Scheme before the beginning of each year.

 

The decision

 

That the Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2021/22 attached at Appendix B of the report be approved.

C.18

Statement of Pay Policy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report seeking approval of the Statement of Pay Policy for the year commencing on 1 April 2021.  The Council was required to adopt the Statement of Pay Policy each year.

 

The decision:

 

That the Statement of Pay Policy be adopted with effect from 1 April 2021.

 

Note:   Management Team left the meeting prior to any discussion and voting on the above item.

C.19

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman, on behalf of the Council, wished to congratulate Jasmine Harrison for becoming the first women to row solo across the Atlantic.

 

The Chairman, on behalf of the Council, wished to record a vote of thanks to all staff for their continued hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.