Agenda and minutes

Council (HPBC)
Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 7.15 pm

Venue: The Arts Centre, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Items
No. Item

18/25

To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matter before the Council

i) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii) Other Interests

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

18/26

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Ashton and seconded by Councillor Kemp that the minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2017 be approved as a correct record.

 

The motion was carried and the Mayor was authorised to sign the minutes.

18/27

Mayor's announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that the Thomas Theyer Foundation shop had opened in Buxton.  Items for donation would be welcomed.

18/28

To approve the recommendations from the Executive meeting held on 15 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 461 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a)            2018/19 Budget & Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2021/22

 

It was moved by Councillor Thrane and seconded by Councillor Ashton that Council:

 

·         Approve the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2018/19 as detailed in Appendix A (section 8)

 

·         Approve the revised Medium-Term Financial Plan (2018/19 to 2021/22) as detailed in Appendix A, including the revised Capital Programme (attached at Annex A) for the General Fund and HRA

 

·         Approve the proposed Procurement Forward Plan for 2018/19, providing the authority to procure based on procurement activity detailed in Appendix B

 

·         Approve the proposed Fees and Charges for 2018/19 as detailed in Appendix C

 

·         Approve a Band D Council Tax of £186.36 for 2018/19 (an increase of 2.9% from 2018/19)

 

·           Approve the following HRA charges:

 

-     Dwellings rents to reduce by an average of 1% (over 52 weeks) from £70.73 to £70.00 average per week

-     Garage rents to be increased by 5% (over 52 weeks) from £6.16 to £6.47 average per week

-     Other charges including service charges to increase by a maximum of 5% for current tenants

-     Fuel charges at individual blocks have been reviewed and the 2018/19 charge is based on 2016/17 and 2017/18 actual fuel usage/prices, charged on an individual scheme basis.

-     From 1st April 2018, new tenants are charged ‘formula’ rent (less 1%) plus any applicable service charge based on the actual cost to the Council

 

·         Note the Chief Finance Officer's view that the level of reserves are adequate for the Council based on this budget and the circumstances in place at the time of preparing it (Appendix A section 7)

 

It was reported that at Corporate Select Committee on 12 February 2018 that it was clarified and corrected that there should be no charge for the first hour of car parking in New Mills.

 

It was further moved by Councillor Thrane and seconded by Councillor Ashton that an amendment be considered by councillors with regards to the Authority’s fees and charges.  Appendix C to the report included an increase to car parking charges which were counter-balanced by a one hour increase in the operation of the residents parking scheme from 11.00am – 12.00 noon.  However, representations had been received which suggested that it may be beneficial that the additional hour of the parking permit operate from 3.00pm – 4.00pm, rather than 11.00am – 12.00 noon.

 

When put to the meeting it was RESOLVED that the additional hour for the residents parking permit be implemented from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England)

(Amendment) Regulations 2014, councillors voted as follows with regards to the recommendations provided in section 2.1 of the report:

 

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAIN

ASHTON, Tony

BARROW, Alan

ATKINS, Ray

DOUGLAS, Jamie

CLAFF, Godfrey

STONE, Matthew

EASTER, Peter

GREENHALGH, Damien

 

FLOWER, Samantha

HUDDLESTONE, Ian

 

FOX, Andrew

JENNER, Pat

 

GROOBY, Linda

KELLY, Ed

 

HAKEN, John

McKEOWN, Anthony

 

JOHNSON, Clive

OAKLEY, Graham

 

KAPPES, John

QUINN, Rachael

 

KEMP, Tony

SIDDALL, Edward

 

LOMAX, David

SLOMAN, Fiona

 

PERKINS, Jim  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18/28

18/29

To approve the recommendations from the Audit and Regulatory Committee meeting held on 14 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Douglas, and seconded by Councillor A. McKeown that:

 

a) Treasury Management Update – Mid-Year Report 2017/18

 

That the Council notes the current treasury management position (as at 31st December 2017).

 

b) Treasury Management Strategy Statement (TMSS) 2018/19

 

That Council approves the Annual Treasury Management Strategy Statement (TMSS) 2018/19.

 

c) External Audit 2015/16 Audit Plan

 

That Council notes the report.

 

When put to the meeting it was RESOVLED accordingly.

18/30

To set the Council Tax for the financial year beginning 1 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 589 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Thrane and seconded by Councillor Kemp that the following amounts be now calculated by the Council in accordance with Sections 31A and 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011):

 

(a)     £50,955,517 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (2) of the Act. (Gross Expenditure on General Fund Services, and Parish Precepts)

 

(b)     £44,745,640 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act. (Gross Income including External Financing and the Use of Reserves)

 

(c)     £6,209,877 being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A (4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (Amount to be Funded from Council Tax)

 

(d)     £205.56            being the amount at (c) above divided by the tax base, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31 (B) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year. (Average Local Council Tax)

 

(e)     Appendix B being Council Tax for the HPBC Borough divided by the tax base plus the Parish Precept and any amounts of special items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area divided the local tax base. (Band D Charges for each Parish)

 

(f)      Appendix C being the amounts given by multiplying the amount at (e) above by the number which, in the proportion applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands (Charges for all Bands)

 

(g)        Appendix D being the aggregate of the local charges in (f) above and the amounts levied by major precepting authorities. (Total Council Tax charge for each Band in each Parish)

 

 

 

APPENDIX B

 

Local Council Tax at Band D – 2018/19

(Total of the Borough charge plus the named Town or Parish Council)

 

 

 

Parish 

Borough & Parish

 

 

Bamford with Thornhill

£208.09

Brough & Shatton

£186.36

Buxton, Hadfield & Glossop

£186.36

Castleton

£228.65

Chapel-en-le-Frith

£222.51

Charlesworth

£197.80

Chinley, Buxworth & Brownside

£236.37

Chisworth

£217.90

Derwent & Hope Woodlands

£204.63

Edale

£218.52

Hartington Upper Quarter

£222.65

Hayfield

£230.86

Hope With Aston

£202.41

King Sterndale

£186.36

New Mills

£249.12

Peak Forest

£233.98

Tintwistle

£221.10

Whaley Bridge

£225.74

Wormhill and Green Fairfield

£197.95

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX C

Local Council Tax All Bands – 2018/19

(Total of the Borough charge plus the named Town or Parish Council)

 

 

Parish

BAND A

BAND B

BAND C

BAND D

BAND E

BAND F

BAND G

BAND H

 

6

7

8

9

11

13

15

18

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bamford with Thornhill

138.73

161.85

184.97

208.09

254.33

300.58

346.82  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18/30

18/31

Pay Policy Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Thrane and seconded by Councillor Ashton that the Pay Policy Statement for 2018/19 be approved.

 

When put to the meeting it was RESOLVED accordingly.