Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, Runcorn Town Hall

Contact: Angela Scott on 0151 511 8670 or Email: angela.scott@halton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

The Mayor's Announcements

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Leader's Report

6.

Minutes of the Executive Board

6a

13 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

6b

17 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

6c

21 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

7.

Questions Asked Under Standing Order 8

8.

Matters Requiring A Decision Of The Council

8a

Budget 2019/20 - KEY DECISION (Minute EXB 92 refers) pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That

 

1)    Council adopt the resolution set out in Appendix A attached to the report, which includes setting the budget at £108.621m, the Council Tax requirement of £49.597m (before Parish, Police and Fire and LCR Combined Authority precepts) and the Band D Council Tax for Halton of £1,419.08; and

 

2)    From 1 April 2019 the level of Empty Homes Premium on dwellings that have been unoccupied for more than 2 years be increased to 100%.

8b

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2019/20 (Minute EXB 93 refers) pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council adopt the policies, strategies, statements, prudential and treasury indicators outlined in the report.

 

8c

Capital Strategy 2019/20 (Minute EXB 94 refers) pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the 2019/20 Capital Strategy, as presented in the Appendix attached to the report.

8d

Capital Programme 2019/20 -KEY DECISION (Minute EXB 80 refers) pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the Capital Allocations set out in the report.

 

8e

2018/19 Revised Capital Programme (Minute EXB 95 refers) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the revisions to the Council’s 2018/19 Capital Programme set out in paragraph 3.2 of the report.

 

8f

Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 (Minute EXB 96 refers) pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the Calendar of Meetings for the 2019/20 Municipal Year, as appended to the report.

 

Additional documents:

8g

Unison's End Violence at Work Charter (Minute EXB 97 refers) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council adopt the Unison “End Violence at Work Charter” and works with Unison representatives to ensure the standards within the Charter are adhered to.

 

8h

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working definition of Anti-Semitism (Minute EXB 98 refers) pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council adopt the IHRA working definition of Anti-Semitism.

 

 

8i

Members' Allowance Scheme - Tri-annual Review pdf icon PDF 88 KB

RECOMMENDED: That Council consider

1) the recommendations of the Independent Members’ Allowances Panel as set out in Paragraph 6 of the report; and

2) having regard to the Panel’s recommendations, determine the Members’ Allowance Scheme to be effective from April 2019 for a  3 year period.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Minutes of the Policy and Performance Boards

9a

Children, Young People and Families pdf icon PDF 88 KB

9b

Employment, Learning and Skills and Community pdf icon PDF 95 KB

9c

Safer pdf icon PDF 112 KB

9d

Corporate Services pdf icon PDF 85 KB

10.

Committee Minutes

10a

Development Control pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

10b

Regulatory pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

10c

Standards pdf icon PDF 77 KB

11.

Matters for Noting

11a

Report of the Local Government Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a report following its investigation of a complaint against Halton Borough Council. The complaint was about a Highways and Transport matter relating to the Mersey Gateway. (Copy enclosed separately).

 

The Ombudsman made no fault finding on the part of the Council and found no injustice.

 

The Ombudsman made no recommendations.

11b

Recommendation from the Mayoral Committee

The Mayoral Committee considered a Part II item making a recommendation on the appointment of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

Council is requested to note the following recommendations, formal confirmation of which will be sought at Annual Council.

 

1)   Councillor Margaret Horabin be appointed as the Mayor

 

2)   Councillor Chris Rowe be appointed as the Deputy Mayor.