Agenda

Council
Monday, 18th November, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome

2.

Election of the Mayor for the period 18th November 2019 to 26th May 2020

3.

Apologies for Absence

4.

Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.

 

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

6.

Announcements

To consider Announcements under Procedure Rule 10:

 

a)           Mayor’s Announcements

 

b)           The Leader’s Announcements

 

c)           Chief Executive’s Announcements.

 

 

7.

Questions on Notice (Procedure Rule 9)

8.

Motions on Notice (Procedure Rule 11)

9.

Executive Committee

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 29th October 2019 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

NOTE: Minute 56 contains exempt information which will only be made available to Members and relevant Officers.

 

Should Members wish to discuss any exempt information contained in this minute in any detail, a decision will be required to exclude the public and press from the meeting on the grounds that exempt information is likely to be divulged, as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12 (a) of Section 100 1 of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006. (Paragraph 3: Subject to the “public interest” test, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).)

Additional documents:

9.1

Review of Council Tax Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 70 KB

9.2

Tenancy Recharge Policy pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

9.3

Planning Obligation Reforms - Charging for Section 106 Monitoring pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 11th November 2019 (to follow) pdf icon PDF 128 KB

It is anticipated that recommendations will only be made by the Executive Committee on 11th November 2019 in respect of the Redditch town centre regeneration item.  Should any further recommendations be made in relation to other items on the agenda these will be reported within the minutes of the meeting to Council.

 

Additional documents:

9.4

Redditch Town Centre Regeneration (Community Hub and Railway Quarter) pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Due to the length of the appendices to this report they have been published in a small number of additional papers packs for Members’ consideration.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Regulatory Committees

10.1

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee, 31st October 2019 - Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 82 KB

There is one recommendation arising from the meeting of the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee meeting held on Thursday 31st October 2019 in respect of local government ethical standards for consideration at Council.  The relevant extract from the minutes of that meeting of the Committee has been attached for Members’ consideration together with the report for that item.

 

Additional documents:

11.

Political Balance (report to follow) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Any proposed changes to Committee appointments, if required, will also be considered under this item.

 

Additional documents:

12.

Outside Body Appointments

To note that Councillor Julian Grubb is replacing Councillor Juliette Brunner as relevant Portfolio Holder on the Worcestershire Corporate Parenting Board.

 

13.

Urgent Business - Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To note the following decision taken in accordance with paragraph 5 of Part 9 of the constitution since the last ordinary meeting of the Council.

 

Worcestershire Business Rates Pool 2020/21

 

Officers requested urgent approval of Redditch Borough Council joining the Worcestershire Business Rates Pool for 2020/21, following the recent Government announcement that the Worcestershire Business Rates Pilot Pool will not continue into 2020/21.

 

The reason for urgency is the announcement made in the Settlement by Government that the current Worcestershire Pilot Pool will not continue into 2020/21 and therefore a decision needed to be made urgently to join the Worcestershire Pool to ensure that any share of Business Rates growth for 20/21 is not returned to Central Government but remains in Worcestershire.

 

RESOLVED

 

to delegate Authority for the decision on the 2020/21 Business Rate Pool final arrangements to the Executive Director Finance and Resources in agreement with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and the Leader.

 

   (Executive decision)

 

14.

Urgent Business - general (if any)

To consider any additional items exceptionally agreed by the Mayor as Urgent Business in accordance with the powers vested in him by virtue of Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

(This power should be exercised only in cases where there are genuinely special circumstances which require consideration of an item which has not previously been published on the Order of Business for the meeting.)