Agenda

Budget Meeting, Council
Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Simon Copley  43277

Items
No. Item

1.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chairman to inform members of the public of the emergency evacuation procedure.

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Public Question Time

4.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 5 December 2019.

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5.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman 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.

6.

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.

7.

Announcements

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

8.

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

8a

To Councillor Clark, Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee, from Councillor Joy Andrews

“In view of the fact that the bullying and follow up investigation has spanned three Councils, could the chair of O&S please give this new council the history and background so as to put the report into context.”

9.

To Receive a Statement from the Leader of the Council and to Receive Questions and Give Answers on that Statement

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10.

Designation of Monitoring Officer and Deputy Electoral Registration Officer for the Council

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11.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - 3 January 2020: Minute 85 - Raine-Dunstan Report

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12.

Revenue and Capital Budgets and Setting of Council Tax 2020/21

Annex A and Annex B are attached. Annex C is to follow.

 

With reference to Minute No. 107 (Financial Strategy 2020/2021) of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 6 February 2020 (copy attached), Councillor Duncan, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, will move:-

 

I           Budget 2020/2021

 

            That the revised revenue estimates for the year 2019/2020 and the revenue estimates for 2020/2021, as submitted in the Council’s Financial Strategy and Revenue Budget 2020/2021 Book be approved (copy enclosed).

           

II          Council Tax Base

 

            That it be noted that, in accordance with Minute No. 363(d)/2005 of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 8 December 2005, which was subsequently approved by Council at its meeting on 12 January 2006, Ryedale District Council has (pursuant to Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972) delegated responsibility to adopt the Council Tax base to the Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee. The Council calculated the amounts for the year 2020/21, in accordance with regulations made under Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended, as set out in Annex A.

 

III         District/Parish Council Tax Rates

 

            That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2020/21, in accordance with Sections 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the Act):

 

            (a)        District/Parish Gross Expenditure

 

                        £27,380,226.00 being the aggregate of the amounts, which the Council estimates for the items, set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act.

 

(b)       Income (including Government Grants and Collection Fund Surpluses)

 

                        £21,914,405.00 being the aggregate of the amounts, which the Council estimates for the items, set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

 

            (c)        District/Parish Council Tax Requirement

 

                        £5,465,821.00 being the amount by which the aggregate at Part III(a) above exceeds the aggregate at Part III(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its Council Tax requirement for the year.

 

            (d)        Basic Amount of Tax (including Parish Precepts)

 

                        £247.75 being the amount at Part III(c) above, all divided by the amount at Part II above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year.

 

            (e)        Parish Precept and Special Expenses

 

                        £1,145,626.00 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

 

            (f)        Basic Amount of Tax (excluding Parish Precepts)

 

                        £195.82 being the amount at Part III(d) above less the results given by dividing the amount at Part III(e) above by the amount given at Part II above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no special item relates.

 

            (g)        Basic Amount of Tax in Parishes/Towns

 

                        The details for each Parish as shown in Annex B, column headed “Aggregate amount at Band  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

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13.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2020/2021

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14.

Member Allowances Scheme - Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel

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15.

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

Policy and Resources Committee - 6 February 2020

15a

Minute 104 - HR Policy Revision

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15b

Minute 99 - Request to Lease Office Space at Ryedale House

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15c

Minute 102 - Timetable of Meetings 2020-2021

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15d

Minute 103 - Corporate Enforcement Policy

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15e

Minute 105 - Budget Monitoring - Q3 2019/20

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16.

Motions on Notice Submitted Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11

16a

Proposed by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor Mason

“In view of the continuing calls for west east access to the A64 from York Rd, we call on Ryedale District Council to work with North Yorkshire County Council and the Highways Agency to explore the possibility of a roundabout at the Huttons Ambo junction on the A64 to help alleviate the traffic congestion levels in Malton and Norton. 

 

The roundabout would allow access to the A64 east from York Road, reducing the level of traffic, including HGVs, that have to pass through Malton and Norton to access the A64 and create east/west access at both ends of the Malton bypass.

 

Furthermore, with the concern widely expressed for the safety of children and parents accessing Malton County Primary School and St Mary’s RC School on Highfield Lane, Malton, we call on Ryedale District Council to support a HGV ban between the Peasey Hill Road junction and Hawthorn Avenue.

 

We request that Officers be asked to enter into negotiations with North Yorkshire County Council to follow the process required to introduce this ban.”

17.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent