Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 8th December, 2016 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

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Items
No. Item

76.

Prayers

Minutes:

The Chairman invited Nick Jones, of the Stanford Baptist Congregation, to open the meeting with a short prayer.

77.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The chairman encouraged Councillors to support the Christmas Present Drive for underprivileged children in the District.

78.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Abdey, Cowper, Glass, Joy, Pienaar, Watts, Saunders, Spencer, Noble, Schillemore, Standish, Orme and Tickell.

79.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from any of the members present.

80.

Confirmation of Previous Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 3 November 2016, previously circulated.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 3 November 2016 were approved as a correct record.

81.

Public Question Time (Standing Order 13.4(f)(i))

To deal with any public questions notified at least two clear working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

82.

Cabinet Recommendations

(A)         Council Tax Support Scheme

 

To consider the following recommendation arising from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 November 2016 on the Council Tax Support Scheme.  The agenda and reports for this meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

https://easthantsintranet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=126&MId=2021

 

RECOMMENDED to full Council that

 

(1)          the 2016/17 Council Tax Support Scheme be retained for 2017/18, with the following amendments:

 

(i)            the Allowances and Premiums used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 5.3 of the Cabinet report; and

(ii)          the Non-Dependent  deductions used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 5.4 of the Cabinet report;

 

(2)               the necessary amendments are made to the Council Tax Support Scheme document and that it is published in accordance with Local Government Finance Act 1992 Section 13A(2).

Minutes:

(A)         Council Tax Support Scheme

In the absence of the Leader, the Deputy Leader presented a recommendation to Council arising from the Cabinet meeting held on 17 November 2016 on the 2017/18 Council Tax Support Scheme.

 

Proposed by Councillor Millard and seconded by Councillor Phillips, it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)          The 2016/17 Council Tax Support Scheme be retained for 2017/18 with the following amendments:

 

(i)            the Allowances and Premiums used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 5.3 of the Cabinet report; and

(ii)          the Non-Dependent deductions used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 5.4 of the Cabinet report; and

 

(2)               the necessary amendments are made to the Council Tax Support Scheme document and that it is published in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1992 Section 13A(2).

83.

Cabinet Led Briefings and Portfolio Reports to Council pdf icon PDF 94 KB

(A)         East Hampshire Boundary Review

The Council to receive a briefing from Councillor Butler, to debate the key issues and formulate a conclusion as appropriate.  This item will be taken in Committee mode and there will be no time limit for the debate.

(B)         Portfolio Reports to Council

To receive the written Portfolio Reports and deal with any questions arising (20 minutes for questions)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(A)         Cabinet-Led Debate – East Hampshire Boundary Review

The Chairman invited Councillor Butler to introduce a Cabinet-led debate on the East Hampshire Boundary Review, details of which were set out in the report to Council.

 

Agreement for a dedicated Panel to be set up for the purpose of seeking the views of all members of the Council and informing the Council’s formal response to the Boundary Commission by the 31 March deadline.  Councillor Moon to take the lead on setting up the Panel and coordinating its programme of work, membership to be agreed.

(B)              Cabinet Portfolio Reports – Questions

The
re were no questions of the Cabinet Portfolio Holders in connection with their published reports.

84.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4 (a)

(Notice of questions from Councillors must be given in writing at least 48 hours before the meeting)

Minutes:

There were no questions under Standing Order 23.4(a).

85.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4(b)

(Questions from Councillors relating to urgent business, of which notice has not been given under Procedural Order 23.4(a), to be received at least two hours prior to the start the meeting).

Minutes:

There were no urgent questions under Standing Order 23.4(b).

86.

Calendar of Meetings 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To approve the Calendar of Meetings for 2017/18.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Butler and seconded by Councillor Phillips, it was:

 

RESOLVED that the draft Calendar of Meetings for 2017/18 be approved.

87.

Committee Minutes

To receive the minutes of the following Committees (previously circulated):

 

Development Policy Panel – 9 November 2016

Planning Committee – 10 November 2016

Cabinet – 17 November 2016

Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee – 24 November 2016

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Carew and seconded by Councillor Phillips, it was:

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of Committees since the last meeting of the Council be received.