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Apologies for Absence
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24 March 2022
To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.
Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.
Announcements of the Leader of the Council.
Announcements of the Civic Chairman.
To receive the non-exempt Minutes of the Committees shown below:
Non-exempt Minutes to be received: Date
Community & Environment Committee 01 March 2022
Full Council 03 March 2022
Planning Committee 08 March 2022
Governance & Resources 17 March 2022
QUESTIONS (RULE OF PROCEDURE 15)
Questions, if any, from Members who have given notice.
PROPOSAL OF A NOTICE OF MOTION (RULE OF PROCEDURE 16)
The Council will debate the following Motion, submitted by Councillor xxxxx xxxxx, in accordance with Rule of Procedure 16.
“That this Council recognises the hard work and dedication shown by our District Council staff during the recent floods across the Derbyshire Dales. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude for their efforts in safeguarding and protecting our residents, homes and businesses.”
This report seeks a dispensation for a Councillor in respect of a forthcoming absence from Council and committee meetings for a period of six consecutive months.
The report asks Members to agree to changes to the Council’s policy for council tax discretionary discounts (under section 13A 1 (c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992) to:
· allow more flexibility to backdate awards to care leavers, and
· to add an appeals process for all dissatisfied applicants.
The report also seeks approval for a new class of discount for those in receipt of council tax support and facing a Homes for Ukraine-related increase in council tax liability during 2022/23.
To update Members on a report produced by Recircle Consulting detailing a qualitative assessment of the options available to the Council, should the Council find itself in a terminal dispute position on its Waste Management Contract with Serco Ltd and to seek authorisation for the commissioning of a detailed qualitative review of an in-house service delivery option.
To update the Council in respect of the work that has been undertaken to bring forward a site at Knabhall Lane, Tansley as both a permanent and temporary Traveller site, to advise of a recently announced Government funding programme for Traveller sites and to determine the Council’s future approach.
COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND POLLING ARRANGEMENT REVIEWS
This report proposes that the Council agrees to carry out a number of Community Governance Reviews that will be required as a result of the new warding and parish arrangements proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and the impact of new housing developments across the district.
It is proposed that at the same time Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations are reviewed to make sure that they reflect the revised arrangements and the impact of new housing developments.
LOCAL PROJECTS FUND
To review the success of the Local Projects Fund and grants awarded since its inception in October 2015 and consider examples of the projects supported in the 2021/2022 financial year and to review the terms and conditions for the award of funding.
REVIEW OF MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME
To consider the arrangements for a review of the Members’ Allowance Scheme.
SEALING OF DOCUMENTS
To authorise that the Common Seal of the Council be affixed to those documents, if any, required in completing transactions undertaken by Committees or by way of delegated authority to others, since the last meeting of Council.