Agenda and decisions

Council
Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Jim Doyle Ext 2222 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the council

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 February 2018 were agreed by the Members present and then signed by the Mayor.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

Decision:

Councillor England declared an interest, he is the named admin of the non-profitable Facebook group for the leisure facilities.

3.

Public Participation

To consider questions (if any) by members of the public of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Solicitor to the Council.

Decision:

Questions can be found in the full minutes.

4.

Announcements

To receive announcements and business brought forward by the Mayor, Leader, and Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive.

 

4.1       By the Mayor:

 

4.2       By the Chief Executive:

 

4.3       By the Group Leaders:  Any apologies for absence

 

4.4       Council Leader and Members of the Cabinet:

 

Councillor Williams                 Leader of the Council

Councillor Harden                   Residents & Corporate Services

Councillor G Sutton                Planning and Regeneration

Councillor Marshall                 Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory Services

Councillor Elliot                       Finance & Resources

Councillor Mrs Griffiths           Housing

Decision:

1.      By the Mayor:

 

The Mayor welcomed Councillor Pringle to her first meeting.

 

2.      By the Chief Executive:

 

There were no announcements from the Chief Executive.

 

3.      By the Group Leaders:

 

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors W Wyatt Lowe, C Wyatt-Lowe, Clark, Chapman, Conway, Griffiths and Whitman, Collins

 

4.    By the Leader and Members of the Cabinet:

 

(Full details are in the minutes under Announcements of the Leader and Cabinet).

 

5.

Questions

To consider questions (if any) by members of the Council of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Solicitor to the Council.

Decision:

Questions can be found in the full minutes.

6.

Notice of Motion

6.1                               To consider the following motion from Councillor Guest;

 

Motion to Council from Health in Dacorum Committee

 

“This Council believes that the people of Dacorum deserve the best possible healthcare available. This Council believes that adequate NHS cover is an essential part of the infrastructure required to support the increased house building that is coming to Dacorum.

 

This Council remembers the promise of 24 hours a day, seven days a week Urgent Care Cover when the Accident and Emergency Department at Hemel Hempstead Hospital was closed in 2009.

 

This Council supports the Urgent Treatment Centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital being open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with doctors on call in Hemel Hempstead for all that time, and urges the NHS to open the Urgent Treatment Centre for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with doctor cover”.

 

 

6.2                               To consider the following motion from Councillor Tindall;

 

‘’This Council believes that access to Adventure Playgrounds should be all-year round as they play an important role in the safeguarding of vulnerable children and contribute to the healthy development of all children, and further believes that such provision should continue’’

 

 

Decision:

The following motion from Councillor Guest was agreed.

 

“This Council believes that the people of Dacorum deserve the best possible healthcare available. This Council believes that adequate NHS cover is an essential part of the infrastructure required to support the increased house building that is coming to Dacorum.

 

This Council remembers the promise of 24 hours a day, seven days a week Urgent Care Cover when the Accident and Emergency Department at Hemel Hempstead Hospital was closed in 2009.

 

This Council supports the Urgent Treatment Centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital being open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with doctors on call in Hemel Hempstead for all that time, and urges the NHS to open the Urgent Treatment Centre for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with doctor cover”.

 

The following motion from Councillor Tindall was lost.

 

‘’This council believes that access to Adventure Playgrounds should be all-year round as they play an important role in the safeguarding of vulnerable children and contribute to the healthy development of all children, and further believes that such provision should continue’’

 

7.

Waiver of 6 Month Councillor Attendance Rule (Sec.85 Local Government Act 1972). pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider a waiver of the six month non-attendance at meetings of the authority rule due to the ill health and recovery of a Councillor for a six month period up to 16 October 2018 pursuant to Section 85 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision:

Agreed

8.

Business from the last Council Meeting

To consider any business referred from the previous meeting

Decision:

None.

9.

Cabinet referrals pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the following referrals from Cabinet:

 

9.1       CA/034/18       27 March 2018            Two Waters Master Plan

 

 

9.2       CA/035/18       27 March 2018            Senior Officer Pay Policy

 

 

9.3       CA/037/18       27 March 2018            Joint Strategic Plan for South West Hertfordshire

 

 

9.4       CA/039/18       27 March 2018            Housing Revenue Account Business Plan Annual Review 2017/18

 

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the following be approved:

 

CA/034/18       TWO WATERS MASTER PLAN

That the Two Waters Masterplan Guidance (as set out Appendix 1 of the report to Cabinet) be adopted as a Planning Statement until the new Dacorum Borough Local Plan is in place when it will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document.

 

 

CA/035/18       SENIOR PAY POLICY

  1. That the Council adopt the Pay Policy for 2018/19 as set out in appendix 1 of the report to the Cabinet.

 

  1. That any amendments to the Pay Policy throughout the financial year 2018/2019 which are required as a result of legislative changes be approved by the Chief Executive in conjunction with the Council’s Monitoring Officer.

CA/037/18       SOUTH WEST HERTS JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN

  1. That the Council work with the other South West Herts Authorities (Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere and St. Albans Councils) and Hertfordshire County Council to prepare a Joint Strategic Plan.

 

  1. That a Memorandum of Understanding be progressed as the framework for governing future joint working arrangements and for the final terms of this Memorandum of Understanding to be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration, in consultation with the Planning and Regeneration Portfolio Holder, for agreement.

 

  1. That officers progress work on the joint plan and report this to Cabinet and Council for approval at key stages.

 

  1. That the arrangements for the appointment of staff to be jointly managed between the five Local Authorities and to delegate to the Assistant Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration in consultation with the Corporate Director Finance and Operations and the Assistant Director Performance, Policy and Innovation to make the necessary arrangements and agreement with the other Local Authorities for recruitment, appointment, joint management and sharing of costs and liabilities.

 

  1. That the support of Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire LEP for this process be noted.

 

  1. That the recruitment arrangements for an urban design officer, shared with St Albans City and District Council, to provide specialist advice be commenced.

CA/039/18       REVIEW OF HRA BUSINESS PLAN

That the Council approve

 

1.    The updated Housing Revenue Account Business Plan.

2.    The revised development programme budgets as set out in Section 8 of the report; and the budget for the Martindale Development in Appendix 2 of the report to the Cabinet.

 

10.

18/19 Council Tax schedule pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To provide clarification on the aggregate Council Tax for 2018/19.

Decision:

That it be noted that:

 

1)For the year 2018/19, the precepts issued to the Council are set out in table 3(a) of Appendix A to this report, by category of dwelling.

 

2) For the year 2018/19, aggregate precepts are set out in table 3(b) of Appendix A to this report, by category of dwelling.

11.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual Reports 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

The Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Environment Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Anderson, to introduce the Annual Reports of the Overview and Scrutiny Groups to the Council and certain aspects of the work carried out by the individual committees will be highlighted.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Overview and Scrutiny reports can be found in the full minutes.

12.

Overview and Scrutiny referrals

None.

Decision:

There were no referrals from Overview & Scrutiny.

13.

Changes to committee membership

To consider any proposals for changes to committee membership

 

Decision:

There were no changes to committee membership.

 

14.

Change to committee dates

To consider any proposals for changes to committee dates

 

Decision:

There were no changes to committee dates.

 

15.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:

 

That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the items in Part 2 of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that, if members of the public were present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations.

 

 

Decision:

There were no items for consideration under exclusion of the public.