Agenda and minutes

Council - Thursday, 9th September, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: The Main Hall, Milton Rooms, Malton

Contact: Ellen Walker  43455

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Items
No. Item

45.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Garbutt Moore.

46.

Public Question Time

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

47.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 13 July 2021 and reconvened on 22 July 2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 13 July 2021 (and reconvened on 22 July 2021) were presented.

 

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 13 July 2021 (and reconvened on 22 July 2021) be approved and signed as a correct record.

 

The resolution was carried by general affirmation.

48.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chair considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

49.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the declarations of all Members of North Yorkshire County Council would be taken as given.

 

There were no further declarations of interest.

50.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair, the Leader and/or the Head of Paid Service.

Minutes:

On behalf of the Council, the Chair offered condolences and sincere sympathy following the recent passing of Councillor John Clark and of Honorary Alderman Brian Maud.  Councillors Burr, Keal, Arnold, Duncan, Frank and Potter also spoke to pay respects to Councillor Clark and Honorary Alderman Brian Maud on behalf of their political groups.

 

The Council held a one minute silence in their memory.

51.

To Receive any Questions submitted by Members Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 10.2 (Questions on Notice at Full Council)

Minutes:

There were no questions on notice submitted pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 10.2.

52.

To Dispose of Business not dealt with at the Previous Ordinary Meeting of Council

53.

Proposed by Councillor P Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr

“Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.1, the Council hereby suspends Council Procedure Rule 11.4 to allow the full debate of the following motion at the meeting, without standing referred to Committee.”

Minutes:

“Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.1, the Council hereby suspends Council Procedure Rule 11.4 to allow the full debate of the following motion at the meeting, without standing referred to committee.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was lost.

 

Voting record

12 For

16 Against

 

            Recorded vote

            For

Councillors P Andrews, Burr, Cussons, Frank, Keal, Mason, Middleton, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray and Wass

Against

Councillors J Andrews, Arnold, Bailey, Brackstone, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Goodrick, Graham, Hope, King, Mackenzie, Oxley, Raper and Windress

54.

Proposed by Councillor P Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr

“The Council resolves to engage consultants to take the Council and the public through the revision of the Ryedale Plan, the Consultant to be appointed by the Programme Director (Economic Development, Business and Partnerships) in consultation with the Chairs of Planning and P&R).”

Minutes:

“The Council resolves to engage consultants to take the Council and the public through the revision of the Ryedale Plan, the Consultant to be appointed by the Programme Director (Economic Development, Business and Partnerships) in consultation with the Chairs of Planning and P&R."

 

The motion stands automatically referred to the Policy and Resources Committee under Committee Procedure Rule 11.4.

55.

Appointment of the Chair of Policy and Resources Committee

To appoint a Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Burr and seconded by Councillor Mason that Councillor Keal be appointed Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Councillor Keal be appointed Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.

 

Voting record

16 For

12 Abstentions

 

Recorded vote

For

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Brackstone, Burr, Cussons, Frank, Hope, Keal, Mason, Middleton, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray, Wass and Windress

Abstain

Councillors Arnold, Bailey, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Goodrick, Graham, King, Mackenzie, Oxley and Raper

 

Following the appointment of Councillor Keal as the Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, Council moved to appoint to the now vacant position of Vice Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

It was moved by Councillor P Andrews and seconded by Councillor Potter that Councillor Burr be appointed Vice Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Councillor Burr be appointed Vice Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

Voting record

16 For

12 Abstentions

 

            Recorded vote

            For

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Brackstone, Burr, Cussons, Frank, Hope, Keal, Mason, Middleton, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray, Wass and Windress

            Abstain

Councillors Arnold, Bailey, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Goodrick, Graham, King, Mackenzie, Oxley and Raper

56.

Appointment of a Representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee

To appoint a representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Board for the remainder of the municipal term.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Duncan and seconded by Councillor Bailey that Councillor Graham be appointed as the representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee.

 

It was moved by Councillor Arnold and seconded by Councillor P Andrews that Councillor Raper be appointed as the representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee.

 

Upon being put to the vote, Councillor Graham was appointed as the representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee.

 

Resolved

 

That Councillor Graham be appointed as the representative to the North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee for the remainder of the municipal term.

 

Voting record

17 Councillor Graham

11 Councillor Raper

 

Recorded vote

Councillor Graham

Councillors Bailey, Burr, Cleary, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Frank, Goodrick, Graham, Keal, King, Mackenzie, Oxley, Raine, Riby, Thackray and Windress

Councillor Raper

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Arnold, Brackstone, Cussons, Hope, Mason, Middleton, Potter, Raper and Windress

57.

Appointment of a Representative to the Safer Ryedale Delivery Team

To appoint a representative to the Safer Ryedale Delivery Team for the remainder of the municipal term.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Duncan and seconded by Councillor Oxley that Councillor Cleary be appointed as a representative to the Safer Ryedale Delivery Team.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Councillor Cleary be appointed as a representative to the Safer Ryedale Delivery Team for the remainder of the municipal term.

 

Voting record

26 For

2 Abstentions

 

Recorded vote

For

Councillors J Andrews, Arnold, Bailey, Brackstone, Burr, Cleary, Cussons, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Frank, Goodrick, Graham, Hope, Keal, King, Mackenzie, Mason, Middleton, Oxley, Potter, Raine, Riby, Thackray, Wass and Windress

Abstain

Councillors P Andrews and Raper

 

Councillor Windress left the meeting at 7:45pm, following consideration of this item.

58.

To consider for Approval the Recommendations in respect of the following Part 'B' Committee Items:

59.

Minute 38 - Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring - Q1 2021/22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor J Andrews that the following recommendation be approved and adopted:

 

            That the Council:

 

i)              Notes the contents of the report;

 

ii)             Notes the impact on reserves of current spending plans and that it is likely that reserves would be fully spent by March 2024 if Ryedale District Council had continued to exist.  A new unitary authority across North Yorkshire will be in place from April 2023;

 

iii)            Notes that Local Government reorganisation is currently underway. There will be additional costs arising from that which all councils will be expected to contribute to.  Protocols on potential spending over the transition period, which are currently being developed, may also feature.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the Council:

 

i)              Notes the contents of the report;

 

ii)             Notes the impact on reserves of current spending plans and that it is likely that reserves would be fully spent by March 2024 if Ryedale District Council had continued to exist.  A new unitary authority across North Yorkshire will be in place from April 2023;

 

iii)            Notes that Local Government reorganisation is currently underway. There will be additional costs arising from that which all councils will be expected to contribute to.  Protocols on potential spending over the transition period, which are currently being developed, may also feature.

 

Voting record

26 For

1 Against

 

            Recorded vote

            For

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Bailey, Brackstone, Burr, Cleary, Cussons, Delaney, Docwra, Duncan, Frank, Goodrick, Graham, Hope, Keal, King, Mackenzie, Mason, Middleton, Oxley, Potter, Raine, Raper, Riby, Thackray and Wass

Against

Councillor Arnold

60.

Minute 39 - HR Policy Revision - Local Government Pension Scheme Employer Discretions, Family Leave Policy and Probation Policy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor J Andrews that the following recommendations be approved and adopted:

 

That the revised policies are agreed for implementation.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the revised policies are agreed for implementation.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

61.

Motions on Notice Submitted Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11

Minutes:

There were no motions on notice submitted pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11.

62.

Any other business that the Chair decides is urgent

Minutes:

There being no urgent business, the meeting closed at 8:15pm.