Full Council, Monday 18 December 2017
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber starting at 6.30 pm.
1 OPENING COMMENTS
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 CHAIRMAN'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman will give an update of events attended.
6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
7 PREVIOUS MINUTES OF COUNCIL
To approve the minutes of the Council meetings held on 17 July 2017.
8 UPDATE FROM THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL
9 TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY - MID YEAR UPDATE
This report reviews the treasury performance for the first 6 months of 2017/18, and building on the success of the commercial investment strategy, seeks to further increase the borrowing approval limit.
10 SET COUNCIL TAX DATABASE
11 MENDIP LOCAL PLAN II
The report requests Full Council approval to publish a draft Local Plan Part II for statutory consultation. It follows the Cabinet resolution made on 13/11/2017. This will allow representations to be made on the Plan and modifications to be considered before it is submitted to the Secretary of State. Publication is a key stage in the progress of Local Plan Part II
12 OUTTURN TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
The Treasury Management Outturn Report reflects on the performance against the Treasury Management strategy for the 2016/17 financial year.
13 HEART OF THE SOUTHWEST JOINT COMMITTEE PROPOSAL
At their meeting on 11 December 2017 Cabinet recommended this report to Council.
The report seeks approval that the Council, together with other authorities in Devon and Somerset, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and three Clinical Commissioning Groups, form a Joint Committee for the Heart of the South West. The arrangements are set out in Appendices A and B.
14 COUNCILLOR ROLES DESCRIPTIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
The Member Development Group are pleased the Council has a clear commitment to Councillor development and support. As part of this the Group feel it is important for the Council to clearly define the role of a Councillor and how they contribute to the achievement of community, political and council objectives.
EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS
Full Council will be asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 7 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
Category 3 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council)
CIRCULATION OF PAPERS
In accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, reports and documents relating to item 7 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council.
15 FIVE COUNCILS CORPORATE SERVICES
16 MOTIONS TO COUNCIL
Single Use Plastics.
17 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.
18 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.
19 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.