Full Council, Monday, 24 February 2020

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber starting at 6.30 pm.

UPDATING

Icon for pdf Updating Full Council 24.2.20 [135.15KB]

AGENDA

Icon for pdf Item 00 Full Council Agenda 24.02.20 [50.29KB]

1         OPENING COMMENTS AND THOUGHT OF THE DAY

2         EVACUATION PROCEDURES, INDUCTION LOOP AND TURNING OFF MOBILE PHONES      

The Chair will give details of the evacuation procedures.  The induction loop for hearing aid users will be explained.  Mobile phones should be switched to silent.

3          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE                                         

4          DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

5          CHAIR'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chair will give an update of events attended.

6          PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 

a)     Items on the agenda

b)     Items not on the agenda 

7          MINUTES OF COUNCIL

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 16 December 2019. 

Icon for pdf Item 07 Previous Full Council Minutes 16.12.19 [180.74KB]

8          LEADER'S UPDATE

            A verbal update will be given.

9          REPORT OF THE SOMERSET JOINT INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL

The report that is attached as Appendix 1 has been prepared by the Somerset Joint Independent Members Remuneration Panel and is submitted for consideration by Full Council.  The Chairman of the Panel, Mr Graham Russell, will present the report to Full Council.

Icon for pdf Item 09a report of the Somerset Joint Independent Remuneration Panel [34.88KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09b Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel Appendix 1 - the recommendations Feb 2020 [115.39KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09c Report of the Somerset JIRP - Appendix 2 Members' Allowance Scheme 2019-20 [73.67KB]

10        CAPITAL STRATEGY AND DETAILED CAPITAL PROGRAMME

The purpose of this report is to introduce the new Capital Strategy and make recommendations on the level of the Council's Capital Budgets and the associated funding requirements spanning 2020/21 to 2024/25.

Icon for pdf Item 10 2020 - 2025 Capital Strategy and 2020 - 2021 Investment Programme [133.08KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10a circulated at the meeting - Appendix A Capital Summary 20_21 [53.53KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10b circulated at the meeting - 2020-2021 to 2023-24 Capital Strategy - Appendix B Bid Documents [270.36KB]

11       TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT AND ANNUAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Approval is sought for the Treasury Management and Annual Investment Strategy for the forthcoming financial year 2020/21.

Icon for pdf Item 11 Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Strategy [395.25KB]

12        MEDIUM TERM RESOURCE STRATEGY (MTRS)

The purpose of this report is to make recommendations on the level of the Council's Revenue Budgets, the Band D Council Tax and Special Expenses Rate for 2020/21.

Icon for pdf Item 12a 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget [260.18KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12b 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget - Appendix A settlement update [87.33KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12bi and ii 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget - Appendix Bi and Bii Summary by Service and Subjective [111.79KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12c 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget - Appendix C Fees and Charges [331.41KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12d 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget - appendix D Reserves [17.57KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12e 2020 - 2025 MTRS and 2020 - 2021 Detailed Revenue Budget - Appendix E - Special Expenses [27.76KB]

13        2020-21 COUNCIL TAX SETTING

This report presents a recommendation for the resolution required to set the Council Tax for the financial year 2020/21.  The recommendation is based on a flat £5 (five pounds) increase on Council Tax for the 2020/21 year.  This represents an increase of 3.19%.

Icon for pdf Item 13a 2020-21 Council Tax Setting [56.66KB]
Icon for pdf Item 13b 2020-21 Council Tax Setting - Appendix Parish Precepts forms and calculations 2020-2021 [89.37KB]

14        CORPORATE PLAN 2020-2023

The purpose of this report is to present for consideration and adoption a new Corporate Aim and Priorities and seek adoption of a new three year Corporate Plan for the Council.

Icon for pdf Item 14a Corporate Plan 2020 - 2023 [32.27KB]
Icon for pdf Item 14b Corporate Plan 2020 - 2023 - Appendix A New Corporate Aim and Priorities [92.84KB]  

15       UPDATE ON PROGRESS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY

On 25th February last year, a Climate and Ecological Emergency was declared at Full Council.  As part of that declaration, the Council agreed a series of priorities. This paper reports of the progress that the Council is making to meet the commitments of the declaration.

Icon for pdf Item 15 Update on Progress to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency [127.75KB]

16        CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION

Following the decision of Full Council in May 2019, a review of the Council's Constitution has been undertaken.  This report seeks Full Council approval to an updated Constitution.

Icon for pdf Item 16a The Council's Constitution [89.07KB]
Icon for pdf Item 16b The Council's Constitution - Appendix Working Document - Constitution - Annotated [1.4MB]
Icon for pdf Item 16c The Council's Constitution - Appendix Working Document - Constitution - No Annotation [1.39MB]

17        THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SOMERSET

This Report sets out the work conducted to date, looking at the options for the future of local government in Somerset, and suggests an option of further collaboration and integration as being the preferred option moving forward.

Icon for pdf Item 17 The Future of Local Government in Somerset [78.23KB]

18       ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

Central Government is guiding Local Authorities to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of Anti-Semitism. This paper asks Council to agree adoption of the definition and inclusion in codes of practice and guidance.

Icon for pdf Item 18 Adoption of the Definition of Anti-Semitism [41.42KB]

19       ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS - AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT (COUNCILLOR CAROLINE MCKINNELL)

This report seeks approval from Council to exempt Councillor McKinnell from attending any meetings of the Council and its Committees and Sub-Committees due to a request for a short sabbatical for personal reasons.

Icon for pdf Item 19 Attendance at Meetings - Authority to Exempt (Cllr Mckinnell) [23.04KB]

20        PAY POLICY STATEMENT 2020-2021

The Localism Act 2011 (the Act) requires all Council's to produce and publish a pay policy statement. 

Icon for pdf Item 20a Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 [21.18KB]
Icon for pdf Item 20b Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 Appendix A Pay Policy Statement [49.68KB]

21        MOTIONS TO COUNCIL

To discuss any motions that have been submitted to Council.

22        QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.

23        QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.

24        URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.