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No. Item

C.71

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests

Minutes:

The Chairman, on behalf of Members and Officers present at the meeting, declared a general Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interest in respect of items related to the setting of the Council Tax for 2018/2019.

 

At this point in the proceedings a suspension of Council Procedure Rule 23.1 (Conclusion of Proceedings) was moved and seconded and upon being put to the vote, it was duly carried.

 

(During consideration of this item, Councillor Helen-Ann Smith left the room at 7.01 p.m. and returned to the meeting at 7.03 p.m.  Councillor Tony Brewer entered the meeting at 7.02 p.m.)

C.72

General Fund Revenue Budget 2017/18 and 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council was requested to approve the General Fund Revenue Estimates for 2017/18 (Revised) and for 2018/19, as per the recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 19th February, 2017.

 

RESOLVED

that the General Fund Revenue Estimates for 2017/18 (Revised) and for 2018/19, as appended to the agenda, be approved.

 

Voting Results

Councillor:

Councillor:

Lee Anderson

Absent

Cathy Mason

For

Jim Aspinall

Absent

Glenys Maxwell

For

Chris Baron

For

Lauren Mitchell

For

Rachel Bissett

For

Keir Morrison

For

Tony Brewer

Against

Lachlan Morrison

For

Amanda Brown

For

Mick Murphy

Against

Tim Brown

For

Nicolle Ndiweni

Absent

Cheryl Butler

For

Christine Quinn-Wilcox

Absent

Steve Carroll

Absent

Paul Roberts

For

Christian Chapman

Against

Kevin Rostance

Against

Don Davis

For

Phil Rostance

Against

Joanne Donnelly

Absent

Robert Sears-Piccavey

Against

David Griffiths

For

Helen-Ann Smith

Against

Helen Hollis

For

Mike Smith

For

Tom Hollis

Absent

John Wilmott

Against

Jackie James

Absent

Sam Wilson

Absent

John Knight

For

Jason Zadrozny

Against

Rachel Madden

Against

 

 

 

(During consideration of the item, Councillor Mick Murphy entered the meeting at 7.07 p.m.)

C.73

Proposed Capital Strategy 2017/18 - 2021/22

Minutes:

Council was requested to approve the proposed Capital Strategy 2017/18 – 2021/22, as per the recommendations from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 19th February, 2018.

 

RESOLVED that

a)    the increase in Capital borrowing of £3.8m for years 2020/21 and 2021/22, be approved;

 

b)    the potential use of Capital Borrowing of £6m to part fund the new Kirkby Leisure Centre taking into account that the figure is an estimate and subject to change through future reports following detailed cost assessments, be approved;

 

c)    the carry forward of unused borrowing of £254k from 2016/17 into 2017/18, be approved.

 

 

Voting Results

Councillor:

Councillor:

Lee Anderson

Absent

Cathy Mason

For

Jim Aspinall

Absent

Glenys Maxwell

For

Chris Baron

For

Lauren Mitchell

For

Rachel Bissett

For

Keir Morrison

For

Tony Brewer

Against

Lachlan Morrison

For

Amanda Brown

For

Mick Murphy

Against

Tim Brown

For

Nicolle Ndiweni

Absent

Cheryl Butler

For

Christine Quinn-Wilcox

Absent

Steve Carroll

Absent

Paul Roberts

For

Christian Chapman

Against

Kevin Rostance

Against

Don Davis

For

Phil Rostance

Against

Joanne Donnelly

Absent

Robert Sears-Piccavey

Against

David Griffiths

For

Helen-Ann Smith

Against

Helen Hollis

For

Mike Smith

For

Tom Hollis

Absent

John Wilmott

Against

Jackie James

Absent

Sam Wilson

Absent

John Knight

For

Jason Zadrozny

Against

Rachel Madden

Against

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.74

Proposed Capital Programme 2017/18- 2021/22

Minutes:

Council was requested to approve the proposed Capital Programme 2017/18 – 2021/22, as per the recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 19th February, 2018.

 

RESOLVED

that approval be given to the changes to the strategies and revised Capital Programme covering 2017/18 – 2021/22.

 

Voting Results

Councillor:

Councillor:

Lee Anderson

Absent

Cathy Mason

For

Jim Aspinall

Absent

Glenys Maxwell

For

Chris Baron

For

Lauren Mitchell

For

Rachel Bissett

For

Keir Morrison

For

Tony Brewer

Against

Lachlan Morrison

For

Amanda Brown

For

Mick Murphy

Against

Tim Brown

For

Nicolle Ndiweni

Absent

Cheryl Butler

For

Christine Quinn-Wilcox

Absent

Steve Carroll

Absent

Paul Roberts

For

Christian Chapman

Against

Kevin Rostance

Against

Don Davis

For

Phil Rostance

Against

Joanne Donnelly

Absent

Robert Sears-Piccavey

Against

David Griffiths

For

Helen-Ann Smith

Against

Helen Hollis

For

Mike Smith

For

Tom Hollis

Absent

John Wilmott

Against

Jackie James

Absent

Sam Wilson

Absent

John Knight

For

Jason Zadrozny

Against

Rachel Madden

Against

 

 

 

C.75

Cabinet Minutes - Council Tax Setting 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Member’s attention is drawn to the following items of business which contains specific recommendations to the Council:-

 

1)    Minute No. CA.61 which deals with the level of Ashfield District Council Band “D” Council Tax for 2018/19 (draft Council Tax Resolution attached);

 

2)    Minute No. CA.62, The Council’s Treasury Management Strategy, which requests approval of both the Treasury Management Strategy Statement in Section 5 and the Prudential Indicators in Section 6 (Cabinet report attached).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council received the minutes (as circulated) from the Extraordinary Cabinet meeting which was held immediately prior to the Extraordinary Council meeting. In addition Members were also furnished with a copy of the 2018/19 Council Tax resolution document.

 

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 7.25 p.m. to enable Members to read the documents as circulated.

 

The meeting reconvened at 7.30 p.m.

 

Having been fully debated, the recommendation was put to the vote and it was

 

RESOLVED

that the Council Tax levels for 2018/19 on the basis of a Band “D” tax level for the District Council’s own expenditure of £185.46 (£5 increase), be approved as follows:-

 

1.    That it be noted that on 11 January 2018 the Council calculated the Council Tax Base for 2018/19

 

a.    for the whole Council area:  33,140.5

 

b.    for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates –

 

The Parish of Annesley and Felley:  548.4

The Parish of Selston:  3,717.7

 

2.    That the calculation of the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2018/198 (excluding Parish precepts) is £6,146,237

 

3.    That the following amounts be calculated  for the year 2018/19 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

(a)

£66,904,215

 

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)

£60,468,159

 

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

 

(c)

£6,436,056

 

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.

 

(d)

£194.21

 

being the amount at 3(c) above,  divided by 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)

£289,819

 

being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the tables below).

 

(f)

£185.46

 

being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above 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.

 

 

To note that Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner and the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Authority have issued 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 area as indicated in the table below.

 

5.    That the Council, in accordance with Sections 30 and 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the aggregate amounts shown in the tables below as the amounts of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C.75

C.76

Council's Treasury Management Strategy

Minutes:

Council was requested to approve the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and the Prudential Indicators as presented.

 

RESOLVED

that the Treasury Management Strategy Statement (Section 5) and the Prudential Indicators (Section 6) as outlined in the attached Cabinet report, be approved.

 

(During consideration of this item, Councillor John Knight left the room at 7.57 p.m.)

C.77

Changes to Political Balance and Committee Membership pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

Council were requested to consider the consequential impact of political proportionality on seats of the Council’s Committees for the remainder of the 2017/18 municipal year following the decision of Councillor Steve Carroll to serve as a non-aligned Independent Member.

 

RESOLVED that

a)    the number of places allocated to the Labour Group on those Council Committees subject to political proportionality, be reduced by three seats;

 

b)    the number of places allocated to Non-Aligned Councillors on those Council Committees subject to political proportionality, be increased by three seats;

 

c)    the adjustments to Committee memberships to address the changes in political proportionality, be approved as follows:-

 

Committee:

Member to be Removed:

Member to be Added:

Scrutiny Panel A

Cllr. Steve Carroll (Ind)

Cllr. Paul Roberts (Lab)

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Cllr. Paul Roberts (Lab)

Cllr. Steve Carroll (Ind)

Local Plan Steering Group

 

Cllr. Joanne Donnelly (Lab)

Cllr. Steve Carroll (Ind)

Standards and Personnel Appeals Committee

Cllr. Steve Carroll to stay on Committee as an Independent Member

 

(During consideration of this item, Councillor John Knight returned to the meeting at 8.01 p.m.)