Council
Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 7.00 pm - Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Farnborough

Contact: Jill Shuttleworth, Democratic Services Manager  01252 398822

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 8th December, 2016 and the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on 25th January, 2017 (copy Minutes attached).

Additional documents:

2.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.

STANDING ORDER 8 - QUESTIONS

To receive any questions by Members submitted in pursuance of Standing Order 8 (3).

4.

NOTICES OF MOTION

To consider the following Notice of Motion, which has been submitted by (insert name) pursuant to Standing Order 9 (1):

 

(1)                Bus Services

 

Cr. A.R. Newell to propose:

 

“This Council:-

 

·             Recognises the vital role that bus services play in the daily lives of all our residents

 

·             Calls upon HCC to remove any restrictions on bus operators from setting up competitive services, and asks for the current review of local bus services to take account of future growth areas in the borough

 

·             Will ask Sir Gerald Howarth to make the case for localism and competition when the opportunity next arises in Parliament.”

 

(2)                Financial Transactions Tax

 

Cr. A.H. Crawford to propose:

 

“This Council notes the suffering forced upon local residents as a result of this Government’s programme of cuts in local authority funding and asserts that there is an alternative – namely the levy of a Financial Transactions Tax. This Council therefore calls upon the Government to enact a Financial Transactions Tax and use the revenues from this measure to replace the loss of Revenue Support Grant and the reduction of New Homes Bonus.”

5.

MAYOR-ELECT AND DEPUTY MAYOR ELECT 2017/18

At its meeting on 30th January, 2017, the Licensing and General Purposes Committee considered the nominations for the Mayor-Elect and the Deputy Mayor Elect for 2017/18 and made the following recommendations:

 

(i)              That Cr. Sophia Choudhary be selected as Mayor-Elect for the Municipal Year 2017/18; and

 

(ii)             That Cr. Stephen John Masterson be selected as Deputy Mayor-Elect for the Municipal Year 2017/18.

6.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CABINET AND COMMITTEES

To consider the recommendations of the Cabinet and Committees in relation to the following items:

 

 

 

6a

Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax Level pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet (copy attached – Annex 1), which recommends the approval of the Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax Level 2017/18. The Leader of the Council (Cr. D.E. Clifford will introduce this item).

Additional documents:

6b

Annual Treasury Management Strategy 2017/18 and Prudential Indicators for Capital Finance pdf icon PDF 494 KB

To receive a Report from the Cabinet (copy attached – Annex 2), which recommends the approval of the Annual Treasury Management Strategy 2017/18, Prudential Indicators, and policy on Minimum Revenue Provision. The Cabinet Member for Corporate Services (Cr. P.G. Taylor) will introduce this item.

6c

Rushmoor Borough Council Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 17 MB

To receive a Report from the Cabinet (copy attached – Annex 3), which recommends the approval of the Rushmoor Borough Council 2017/18. The Leader of the Council (Cr. D.E. Clifford) will introduce this item.

6d

Housing and Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a Report from the Cabinet (copy attached – Annex 4) which recommends the approval of the Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The Cabinet Member for Health and Housing (Cr. Barbara Hurst) will introduce this item.

6e

Appointment of External Auditor pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To receive a Report from the Licensing and General Purposes Committee (copy attached – Annex 5) which recommends Rushmoor opts in to the appointing person arrangements made by the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) for the appointment of external auditors. The Chairman of the Licensing and General Purposes Committee (Cr. A. Jackman) will introduce this item.

 

6f

Pay Policy Statement 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 454 KB

To receive a Report from the Licensing and General Purposes Committee (copy attached – Annex 6), which recommends the approval of the Council’s Pay Policy Statement 2016/17. The Chairman of the Licensing and General Purposes Committee (Cr. A. Jackman) will introduce this item.

6g

Appointment of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To receive a Report from the Licensing and General Purposes Committee (copy attached – Annex 7) which recommends the appointment of Mr. Paul Shackley for the position of Chief Executive.

7.

THE COUNCIL TAX 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To fix the level of Council Tax for the financial year 2017/18 taking into account the precepts of Hampshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority. (A copy of the appropriate draft resolution is attached – Annex 8).

8.

QUESTIONS FOR THE CABINET

To receive any questions by Members to Cabinet Members submitted in accordance with the Procedure Note.

9.

REPORTS OF CABINET AND COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and ask questions on the Reports of the following Meetings (copy reports attached):

 

Cabinet -                                              13th December, 2016

                                                            10th January, 2017

                                                            1st February, 2017

                                                            7th February, 2017

 

Committees -                  

 

Licensing and General Purposes            28th November, 2016

Development Management                    7th December, 2016

Licensing and General Purposes            30th January, 2017

Development Management                    1st February, 2017

Licensing and General Purposes            2nd February, 2017

10.

REPORTS OF POLICY AND REVIEW PANELS pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To note the Reports of the following meetings of the Policy and Review Panels (copy reports attached):

 

Leisure and Youth                                           23rd January, 2017

Environment                                                   31st January, 2017

Community                                                     2nd February, 2017