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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.

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 8(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 31A(4) of the Act, as its Council Tax Requirement for the year. (Expenditure less income)

 

(d)       £169.25 being the amount at 8(c) above, divided by the amount at 7(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year. (The overall average amount of Council Tax per Band D property, including parish precepts)

 

(e)       £584,123 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in section 34(1) of the Act. (Total of parish precepts)

 

(f)        £153.07 being the amount at 8(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 8(e) above by the amount at 7(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no special item relates. (Gedling’s own element of the Council Tax for a Band D dwelling).

 

(g)

Part of the Council’s Area

 

 £ 

Bestwood St Albans

172.37

Burton Joyce

241.84

Calverton

233.95

Colwick

188.03

Lambley

184.97

Linby

225.72

Newstead

194.10

Papplewick

188.65

Ravenshead

198.25

Stoke Bardolph

159.95

Woodborough

208.41

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 8(f) above to the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above, divided in each case by the amount at 7(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate. (The combined district and parish amount of Council Tax for a Band D dwelling)

 

 

(h)

Part of the Council’s Area

Valuation Bands

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bestwood St Albans

114.92

134.06

153.22

172.37

210.68

248.98

287.29

344.74

Burton Joyce

161.23

188.09

214.97

241.84

295.59

349.32

403.07

483.68

Calverton

155.97

181.96

207.95

233.95

285.94

337.93

389.92

467.90

Colwick

125.36

146.24

167.14

188.03

229.82

271.60

313.39

376.06

Lambley

123.32

143.86

164.42

184.97

226.08

267.18

308.29

369.94

Linby

150.48

175.56

200.64

225.72

275.88

326.04

376.20

451.44

Newstead

129.40

150.96

172.53

194.10

237.24

280.37

323.50

388.20

Papplewick

125.77

146.72

167.69

188.65

230.58

272.49

314.42

377.30

Ravenshead

132.17

154.19

176.22

198.25

242.31

286.36

330.42

396.50

Stoke Bardolph

106.64

124.40

142.18

159.95

195.50

231.04

266.59

319.90

Woodborough

138.94

162.09

185.25

208.41

254.73

301.04

347.35

416.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other parts of the Council’s area

102.05

119.05

136.06

153.07

187.09

221.10

255.12

306.14

 

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 8(f) and 8(g) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in section 5(1) of the Act, is 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, in accordance with section 36(1) of the Act, as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands. (The combined district and parish amount of Council Tax for each band of dwelling).

 

9.         That it be noted that for the year 2016/17, Nottinghamshire County Council, the Office of the Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner and the Combined Fire Authority have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Precepting Authority:

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Notts County Council

860.44

1,003.85

1,147.25

1,290.66

1,577.47

1,864.29

2,151.10

2,581.32

Notts Police & Crime Commissioner

 

119.94

 

139.93

 

159.92

 

179.91

 

219.89

 

259.87

 

299.85

 

359.82

Combined Fire Authority

 

49.23

 

57.44

 

65.64

 

73.85

 

90.26

 

106.67

 

123.08

 

147.70

 

10.       That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 8(h) and 9 above, the Council, in accordance with section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the following amounts of council tax for the year 2016/17 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below: (The total amount of Council Tax for each band of dwelling)

 

Part of the Council’s Area

Valuation Bands

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bestwood St Albans

1,144.53

1,335.28

1,526.03

1,716.79

2,098.30

2,479.81

2,861.32

3,433.58

Burton Joyce

1,190.84

1,389.31

1,587.78

1,786.26

2,183.21

2,580.15

2,977.10

3,572.52

Calverton

1,185.58

1,383.18

1,580.76

1,778.37

2,173.56

2,568.76

2,963.95

3,556.74

Colwick

1,154.97

1,347.46

1,539.95

1,732.45

2,117.44

2,502.43

2,887.42

3,464.90

Lambley

1,152.93

1,345.08

1,537.23

1,729.39

2,113.70

2,498.01

2,882.32

3,458.78

Linby

1,180.09

1,376.78

1,573.45

1,770.14

2,163.50

2,556.87

2,950.23

3,540.28

Newstead

1,159.01

1,352.18

1,545.34

1,738.52

2,124.86

2,511.20

2,897.53

3,477.04

Papplewick

1,155.38

1,347.94

1,540.50

1,733.07

2,118.20

2,503.32

2,888.45

3,466.14

Ravenshead

1,161.78

1,355.41

1,549.03

1,742.67

2,129.93

2,517.19

2,904.45

3,485.34

Stoke Bardolph

1,136.25

1,325.62

1,514.99

1,704.37

2,083.12

2,461.87

2,840.62

3,408.74

Woodborough

1,168.55

1,363.31

1,558.06

1,752.83

2,142.35

2,531.87

2,921.38

3,505.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other parts of the Council’s area

 

1,131.66

 

1,320.27

 

1,508.87

 

1,697.49

 

2,074.71

 

2,451.93

 

2,829.15

 

3,394.98

 

 

 

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

 

That the Council has the following objections and proposals to the estimates submitted by Cabinet, and it requires the Cabinet to reconsider those estimates in the light of these objections and proposals, and report back to Council within five working days after the day of this meeting.

 

1

Maintain grant support to Parish Councils in respect of Council Tax Support

£6,800

2

Delete Deputy Chief Executive role and revert to Corporate Director – Chief Financial Officer/S151 Officer

-£9,500

3

Delete other Corporate Director post

-£94,200

4

Remove the Leadership of Place budget

-£5,000

5

Remove the Reputation and Initiatives budget

-£10,000

6

Focus the pay line review to areas with evidence of market pressure (rising to £220,000 by 2018/19)

-£150,000

7

Reduced Member Special Responsibility Allowances

 -£21,500

8

Reduce number of Portfolio Holders by 1

-£6,800

9

Reduce Secretarial Support by 1fte in accordance with deletion  of 2 Corporate Director posts

 -£22,000

10

Deletion of Customer Insight Officer post

-£17,000

11

Reduce Service Manager numbers in preparation for a future Unitary Government model (rising to £150,000 by 2020/21)

-£50,000

12

Deletion of grant funding to RCAN

-£10,000

13

Remove Gedling Country Park Visitor Centre proposal (Ongoing saving of running cost and financing costs £82,000)

-£500,000

14

Earmark the proposed Revenue Contribution for the Gedling Country Park Visitor Centre back to Leisure Centre Replacement

£500,000

15

Reduce the future need for an Efficiency Target by £400,000 from a cumulative total of £1,150,000 to £750,000 to be delivered between 2018/19 and 2020/21.

 

 

Upon the Mayor putting the amendment to the meeting and in accordance with Standing Order 17.03 the amendment was put to a named vote as follows:

 

For the motion:

Councillors Adams, Andrews, Barnfather, Bexon, Bisset, Doyle, Elliott, Greensmith, Hewson, Parr, Pepper, Poole, Powell, Stirland and Walker.

 

Against the motion:

Councillors Allan, Bailey, Peter Barnes, Sandra Barnes, Beeston, Clarke, Collis, Creamer, David Ellis, Roxanne Ellis, Ellwood, Feeney, Fox, Gregory, Hollingsworth, Lawrence, McCrossen, Miller, Paling, Payne, Scroggie, Truscott, Weisz, Wheeler, Wilkinson.

 

The Mayor declared the amendment lost.

 

Upon the Mayor putting the original proposition of the meeting, and in accordance with Standing Order 17.03, the original proposition was put to a named vote as follows:

 

For the motion:

Councillors Allan, Bailey, Peter Barnes, Sandra Barnes, Beeston, Clarke, Collis, Creamer, David Ellis, Roxanne Ellis, Ellwood, Feeney, Fox, Gregory, Hollingsworth, Lawrence, McCrossen, Miller, Paling, Payne, Scroggie, Truscott, Weisz, Wheeler, Wilkinson.

 

Against the motion:

Councillors Adams, Andrews, Barnfather, Bexon, Bisset, Doyle, Elliott, Greensmith, Hewson, Parr, Pepper, Poole, Powell, Stirland and Walker.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried and it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

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 8(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 31A(4) of the Act, as its Council Tax Requirement for the year. (Expenditure less income)

 

(d)       £169.25 being the amount at 8(c) above, divided by the amount at 7(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year. (The overall average amount of Council Tax per Band D property, including parish precepts)

 

(e)       £584,123 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in section 34(1) of the Act. (Total of parish precepts)

 

(f)        £153.07 being the amount at 8(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 8(e) above by the amount at 7(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no special item relates. (Gedling’s own element of the Council Tax for a Band D dwelling).

 

(g)

Part of the Council’s Area

 

 £ 

Bestwood St Albans

172.37

Burton Joyce

241.84

Calverton

233.95

Colwick

188.03

Lambley

184.97

Linby

225.72

Newstead

194.10

Papplewick

188.65

Ravenshead

198.25

Stoke Bardolph

159.95

Woodborough

208.41

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 8(f) above to the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above, divided in each case by the amount at 7(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate. (The combined district and parish amount of Council Tax for a Band D dwelling)

 

 

(h)

Part of the Council’s Area

Valuation Bands

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bestwood St Albans

114.92

134.06

153.22

172.37

210.68

248.98

287.29

344.74

Burton Joyce

161.23

188.09

214.97

241.84

295.59

349.32

403.07

483.68

Calverton

155.97

181.96

207.95

233.95

285.94

337.93

389.92

467.90

Colwick

125.36

146.24

167.14

188.03

229.82

271.60

313.39

376.06

Lambley

123.32

143.86

164.42

184.97

226.08

267.18

308.29

369.94

Linby

150.48

175.56

200.64

225.72

275.88

326.04

376.20

451.44

Newstead

129.40

150.96

172.53

194.10

237.24

280.37

323.50

388.20

Papplewick

125.77

146.72

167.69

188.65

230.58

272.49

314.42

377.30

Ravenshead

132.17

154.19

176.22

198.25

242.31

286.36

330.42

396.50

Stoke Bardolph

106.64

124.40

142.18

159.95

195.50

231.04

266.59

319.90

Woodborough

138.94

162.09

185.25

208.41

254.73

301.04

347.35

416.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other parts of the Council’s area

102.05

119.05

136.06

153.07

187.09

221.10

255.12

306.14

 

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 8(f) and 8(g) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in section 5(1) of the Act, is 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, in accordance with section 36(1) of the Act, as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands. (The combined district and parish amount of Council Tax for each band of dwelling);

 

9)         That it be noted that for the year 2016/17, Nottinghamshire County Council, the Office of the Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner and the Combined Fire Authority have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Precepting Authority:

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Notts County Council

860.44

1,003.85

1,147.25

1,290.66

1,577.47

1,864.29

2,151.10

2,581.32

Notts Police & Crime Commissioner

 

119.94

 

139.93

 

159.92

 

179.91

 

219.89

 

259.87

 

299.85

 

359.82

Combined Fire Authority

 

49.23

 

57.44

 

65.64

 

73.85

 

90.26

 

106.67

 

123.08

 

147.70

 

10)      That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 8(h) and 9 above, the Council, in accordance with section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the following amounts of council tax for the year 2016/17 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below: (The total amount of Council Tax for each band of dwelling)

 

Part of the Council’s Area

Valuation Bands

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Bestwood St Albans

1,144.53

1,335.28

1,526.03

1,716.79

2,098.30

2,479.81

2,861.32

3,433.58

Burton Joyce

1,190.84

1,389.31

1,587.78

1,786.26

2,183.21

2,580.15

2,977.10

3,572.52

Calverton

1,185.58

1,383.18

1,580.76

1,778.37

2,173.56

2,568.76

2,963.95

3,556.74

Colwick

1,154.97

1,347.46

1,539.95

1,732.45

2,117.44

2,502.43

2,887.42

3,464.90

Lambley

1,152.93

1,345.08

1,537.23

1,729.39

2,113.70

2,498.01

2,882.32

3,458.78

Linby

1,180.09

1,376.78

1,573.45

1,770.14

2,163.50

2,556.87

2,950.23

3,540.28

Newstead

1,159.01

1,352.18

1,545.34

1,738.52

2,124.86

2,511.20

2,897.53

3,477.04

Papplewick

1,155.38

1,347.94

1,540.50

1,733.07

2,118.20

2,503.32

2,888.45

3,466.14

Ravenshead

1,161.78

1,355.41

1,549.03

1,742.67

2,129.93

2,517.19

2,904.45

3,485.34

Stoke Bardolph

1,136.25

1,325.62

1,514.99

1,704.37

2,083.12

2,461.87

2,840.62

3,408.74

Woodborough

1,168.55

1,363.31

1,558.06

1,752.83

2,142.35

2,531.87

2,921.38

3,505.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other parts of the Council’s area

 

1,131.66

 

1,320.27

 

1,508.87

 

1,697.49

 

2,074.71

 

2,451.93

 

2,829.15

 

3,394.98

 

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