Agenda and minutes

Policy and Resources Committee
Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Nicki Lishman  476

Recording: Listen to the recording

Items
No. Item

30.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Val Arnold, Councillor Goodrick substituted.

 

31.

Minutes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2017 were presented.

 

Decision

 

That the minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 21 September be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

Voting record

8 for

1 abstention

 

32.

To Consider the Recommendations from the Resources Working Party held on 9 November 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Resources Working Party held on 9 November 2017 were presented.

 

Resolved

 

That the recommendations of the Resources Working Party held on 9 November 2017 be approved.

 

Voting record

9 for

1 abstention

 

33.

To Consider the Recommendations from the Corporate Peer Challenge Improvement Plan Working Party held on 9 November 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Corporate Peer Challenge Improvement Plan Working Party held on 9 November 2017 were presented.

 

Decision

 

That the recommendations of the Corporate Peer Challenge Improvement Plan Working Party held on 9 November 2017 be approved.

 

Voting record

7 for

3 abstentions

 

34.

To Consider the Recommendations from the Grants Working Party held on 13 November 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Grants Working Party held on 13 November 2017 were presented.

 

Decision

 

That the recommendations of the Grants Working Party held on 13 November 2017 be approved.

 

Voting record

9 for

1 abstention

 

 

35.

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.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

 

36.

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:

Councillor Goodrick declared a personal non pecuniary but not prejudicial interest in Item 9 as the Council’s representative to the Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

PART 'A' ITEMS - MATTERS TO BE DEALT WITH UNDER DELEGATED POWERS OR MATTERS DETERMINED BY COMMITTEE

37.

Homelessness Strategy Action Plan 2015/20 - Annual Progress

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Principal Specialist (People)

 

Decision

 

That the update on the 2015/2020 Homelessness Strategy Action Plan be noted.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

38.

Ryedale Housing Strategy Action Plan 2015/21 - Annual Progress

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Principal Specialist (People)

 

Decision

 

That the progress update on the Ryedale Housing Strategy Action Plan 2015/2021 be noted.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

39.

Delivering the Council Plan

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Delivery and Frontline Services Lead

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

 

40.

Revenue Budget Monitoring

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

41.

Enabling IT

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

PART 'B' ITEMS - MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL

42.

Timetable of Meetings 2018/19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Recommendation to Council

 

That Council be recommended to approve the timetable of meetings attached as Annex A to the report, subject to any further amendment by the Scrutiny Committee on Scrutiny Committee meeting dates or Sub Committee meeting dates which will be determined at the meeting to be held on 30 November 2017.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

43.

Localisation of Council Tax Support Scheme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Recommendation to Council

 

That Council is recommended to;

 

(i)      approve a Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018/19 which is unchanged from 2017/18; and

(ii)      authorise the Finance Manager in consultation with the Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee to undertake the necessary consultation work to design a scheme for 2019/20, in light of the experience in previous years, to be presented to Policy and Resources Committee in December 2018.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

44.

Veritau Merger

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

 

45.

Application to the Department of Communities and Local Government for a North Yorkshire and East Riding 100% Business Rates Retention Pilot in 2018/19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Recommendation to Council

 

2.1  That Council agrees with the action taken that Ryedale District Council, as a member of the North Yorkshire Business Rates Pool, be part of the North Yorkshire & East Riding submission to the Department for Communities and Local Government to become a 100% Business Rates Pilot in 2018/19.

 

2.2  Should the application be successful, delegated authority be given to the s151 Officer in conjunction with the Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee to formalise the pilot pool governance arrangements highlighted within the application.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

46.

Expression of Interest for a future edition of the Tour de Yorkshire

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Chief Executive (Interim)

 

Decision

 

That the Council does not express an interest for this round of bidding, however we continue to have discussions with partners regarding joint funding for potentially future years.

 

Voting record

8 for

1 abstention

 

47.

Combined Authority Update

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Chief Executive (Interim)

 

Recommendation to Council

 

2.1       That Council supports the development of a combined authority to include Ryedale, with officers attending any future discussions, on the principle of a partnership of the willing.

 

2.2       That the preferred geography for a Combined Authority to include Ryedale to be that which includes as great a portion of the Yorkshire Region as possible and including as a minimum, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

 

Voting record

8 for

1 abstention

 

48.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.

Minutes:

There being no urgent business, the meeting closed at 8.40 pm