Agenda and decisions

Council
Wednesday, 11th July, 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 16 May 2018 were agreed by the Members present and then signed by the Mayor.

 

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:

None

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:

None.

5a

Notice of Motion

To consider the following Motion from Councillor Tindall

 

 

“Council affirms the view that the Fire and Rescue Service should remain under the control and democratic accountability of Hertfordshire County Council, rather than being taken over by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Council therefore fully supports the view taken by the County Council in this regard, and its Leader’s submission to the Home Office.

 

Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the Home Office in a similar vein, confirming this Council’s opposition to the proposed takeover.”

 

 

 

Decision:

That the following motion, proposed by Councillor Tindall and seconded by Councillor England be agreed;.

“Council affirms the view that the Fire and Rescue Service should remain under the control and democratic accountability of Hertfordshire County Council, rather than being taken over by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Council therefore fully supports the view taken by the County Council in this regard, and its Leader’s submission to the Home Office.

 

Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the Home Office in a similar vein, confirming this Council’s opposition to the proposed takeover.”

 

6.

Business from the last council meeting

To consider any business referred from the previous meeting

Decision:

None

7.

Cabinet referrals pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the following referrals from Cabinet:

 

7.1  CA/049/18           24 April 2018               Formalisation of Grovehill          Neighbourhood Plan

7.2  CA/058/18            22 May 2018               Financial Outturn 2017/18

7.3  CA/059/18            22 May 2018               Amendments to Staff Terms & Conditions

7.4  CA/071/18            26 June 2018              Constitution & Petition Scheme Review & Update

 

 

PART 2


7.5  CA/062/18            26 June 2018              Jellicoe Water Gardens Project

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

That the following be approved:

24th April 2018

CA/049/18       FORMALISATION OF GROVEHILL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

That Council formally ‘makes’ the Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Local Plan following a YES vote at Referendum 15th February.  

 

22nd May 2018

CA/058/18       FINANCIAL OUT TURN 2017/18

That Council;

 

  1. Approve the carry forward of unspent reserve funded budgets from 2017/18 to 2018/19 (see Appendix D of the report to Cabinet, £315k slippage into 2018/19)

 

  1. Approve the use of the Housing Revenue Account surplus to fund an increased Revenue Contribution to Capital

 

CA/060/18       AMENDMENTS TO STAFF TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

That Council approves the changes to the redundancy multiplier as set out in paragraph 3.2 of the report.

 

26th June 2018

 

CA/071/18       CONSTITUTION & PETITION SCHEME REVIEW & UPDATE

 

That Council adopt the amended Petition Scheme as annexed at Appendix 1A of the Cabinet report; and include a change in paragraph 5 (The word ‘ago’ be replaced with ‘previously’).

9.

Changes to committee membership pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider the final 2018/19 committee membership.

 

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the following changes be made to committee membership:

 

Cllr Silwal to leave the Finance & Resources Overview & Scrutiny committee and join Member Development Steering Group and the Strategic Planning and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

Cllrs Armytage and Bhinder to join Licensing.

 

The Finance and Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee will be reduced by one space from 13 to 12.

 

12.

Recommended changes to the Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: -

That the following amendments to the Constitution regarding the conduct of the Development Management Committee are approved:

1.    If an application is recommended for approval, only objectors can invoke public speaking and then supporters can present their case. Applicants can only invoke speaking rights where the application is recommended for refusal.

2.    Reduce Ward Councillor’s time limit for speaking from 10 minutes to five minutes.

3.    Change the deadline to register to speak from 12 noon on the day of the meeting to 5pm the day before the meeting.

4.    Stop members of the public distributing material at the meeting.

5.    Planning officers must keep their presentations to 5 minutes for major applications and 3 minutes for all other applications.

 

11.

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:

Resolved:

 

That, under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded during the item in Part II 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 this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations.

 

(Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, Part 1, Paragraph 3).