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Items
No. Item

84.

Thought for the Day.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Darryl Holt, provided a thought for the day.

85.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Brooks.

86.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None recevied.

87.

Independent Remuneration Panel - Report and recommendations for 2016/17. pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services which presented the findings of the Independent Remuneration Panel as a basis for Council to set a Members’ Allowances Scheme for the year 2016/17 year.

 

A proposition was moved by Councillor David Ellis and seconded by Councillor Collis in the following terms:

 

1)    To thank the Independent Remuneration Panel for its work on the Strategic Review of Members’ Allowances.

 

2)    To approve the terms of reference for the Independent Remuneration Panel as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

3)    To agree the amended Members’ Allowances Scheme at Appendix 4 to the report.

4)    That with effect from 1st April 2016 the allowances to be paid to members for 2016/17 shall be as set out in the following table:

From 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017 inclusive:

 

£

Basic allowance

3,948

SRA

% Leader

Leader of the Council

13,560

Deputy Leader of the Council

80

10,848

Cabinet Members

50

6,780

Leader of 2nd Group

50

6,780

Business Manager

25

3,390

Level One Committee Chair (Planning and Environment and Licensing Committees)

35

4,746

Level Two Committee Chair (Audit and

Overview and Scrutiny Committees)

25

3,390

Level Three Committee Chair (Joint Consultative

and Safety and Standards Committee)

10

1,356

Mayor

37.5

5,085

Deputy Mayor

12.5

1,695

Policy Advisor

12.5

1,695

Co-opted members

500

 

 

 

 

Dependent Carers’ Allowance and Travelling and Subsistence Allowance are payable as appropriate.

5)    That these allowances shall be increased by any national pay award for local government staff in 2016/17.  Where any differential percentage increase is applied, the relevant pay award will be that awarded to senior staff.

 

6)    To agree that the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make appropriate changes to Part 6 of the Constitution to reflect the changes to Members’ Allowances agreed and to bring the constitution up to date with recent legislative changes.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Barnfather and seconded by Councillor Powell in the following terms:

 

1)    That with effect from 1st April 2016 the allowances to be paid to Members for 2016/17 shall be as set out in the following table:

From 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2017 inclusive:

 

£

Basic allowance

3,947

SRA

% Leader

Leader of the Council

11,200

Deputy Leader of the Council

80

8,960

Cabinet Members

50

5,600

Leader of 2nd Group

50

5,600

Business Manager

25

2,800

Level One Committee Chair (Planning and Environment and Licensing Committees)

35

3,920

Level Two Committee Chair (Audit and

Overview and Scrutiny Committees)

25

2,800

Level Three Committee Chair (Joint Consultative

and Safety and Standards Committee)

10

1,120

Mayor

37.5

4,200

Deputy Mayor

10

1,120

Policy Advisor

10

1,120

Co-opted members

500

 

 

 

 

Dependent Carers Allowance and Travelling and Subsistence Allowance are payable as appropriate.

2)    That these allowances shall not be increased by any national pay award for local government staff in 2016/17.

After discussion and on the requisition of two Members the amendment was put to a named  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.

88.

To consider, and if approved, adopt the recommendations of Cabinet dated 18 February 2016 and set the Council Tax for the year ending 31 March 2017. pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A proposition was moved by Councillor John Clarke and seconded by Councillor Payne in the following terms:

 

Recommendations for approval:

 

1.         That the Prudential and Treasury Indicators and Treasury Strategy 2016/17 referred to in Minute 76 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 February 2016, be approved.

 

2.         That the recommendations contained in Minute 77 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 February 2016 with regard to the Capital Programme 2016/17 – 2018/19 be approved.

 

3.         That the financial threshold above which decisions will be regarded as Key Decisions be approved at £0.5m for 2016/17, as referred to in Minute 78 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 February 2016.

 

4.         That the detailed budget and priorities, objectives, actions and performance measures set out in the Gedling Plan 2016-19 referred to in Minute 78 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 February 2016, be approved.

 

5.         That the future cumulative efficiency target of £1.15m (2017/18 £350,000, 2018/19 £300,000, 2019/20 £250,000 2020/21 £250,000) referred to in Minute 78 of the meeting of Cabinet held on 18 February 2016 be approved and officers instructed to develop delivery plans for the 2017/18 budget process.

 

6.         That the sum of £480,344 be taken from General Fund Balances in 2016/17 to support General Fund revenue expenditure in that year.

 

7.         That it be noted that the Leader of the Council determined on 31 December 2015 (D387), the following amounts for the year 2016/17 in accordance with regulations made under section 31(B) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

(a)  £36,104.62 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012, as its council tax base for the year. (The Council Tax base for the whole district)

 

 (b)

Part of the Council’s Area

 

Tax Base

Bestwood St Albans

1,530.03

Burton Joyce

1,442.71

Calverton

2,158.98

Colwick

858.24

Lambley

492.12

Linby

113.23

Newstead

358.86

Papplewick

278.79

Ravenshead

2,706.96

Stoke Bardolph

53.33

Woodborough

915.35

 

 

being the amounts calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its council tax base for the year for dwellings in/ those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate. (The Council Tax base for each parish)

 

8.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2016/17 in accordance with sections 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (the Act):

 

(a)       £48,707,623 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 31A(2) of the Act. (Effectively gross expenditure including parish precepts, and transfers to reserves)

 

(b)       £42,596,963 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 31A(3) of the Act. (Effectively gross income and transfers from reserves)

 

(c)        £6,110,660 being the amount by which the aggregate at 8(a) above exceeds the aggregate at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 88.

 


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