Full Council, Monday 22 February 2021
This meeting will be held at 6.30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting.
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FULL AGENDA AND REPORTS
You may find it convenient to use this copy of the agenda and reports in one document. Councillors may refer to the page numbers of this document when they consider the papers.
1 CHAIR'S OPENING COMMENTS AND THOUGHT OF THE DAY
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
If a member of the Board/Committee has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should now declare its existence and nature publicly.
In addition to this, members will be asked to review their declarations of interest
4 RECENT CHAIR'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair will give an update of events attended.
5 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
6 PREVIOUS MINUTES
Full Council will be asked to consider the minutes from the meetings held on 3 December 2020 and 14 December 2020.
7 INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUP COMMANDER OF THE DEVON AND SOMERSET FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
Martin Carnell will be invited to meet full council as the recently appointed Group Commander of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
8 LEADER'S UPDATE
A verbal update will be given.
9 MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
The Leader of the Council will include this in the Leader's Update
10 SECTION 151 ARRANGEMENTS - STATUTORY FINANCE OFFICER
Richard Bates appointment was confirmed by Full Council in July 2020 for an initial 6 month period. It is now proposed that this interim appointment is extended until end March 2021.
11 2021-22 TO 2025-26 CAPITAL STRATEGY AND 2021-22 DETAILED CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
The purpose of this report is to introduce the new Capital Strategy and make recommendations on level of the Council's Capital Budgets and the associated funding requirements spanning 2021-22 to 2025-56
12 MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL PLAN 2021-22 TO 2023-24 AND DETAILED REVENUE BUDGET FOR 2021-22
The purpose of this report is to set out the Medium-Term Financial Plan for 2021-22 to 2023-24 and to make recommendations on the level of the Council's Revenue Budgets, the Band D Council Tax and Special Expenses Rate for 2021-22.
13 COUNCIL TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT AND ANNUAL INVESMENT STRATEGY
Approval is sought for the Treasury Management and Annual Investment Strategy for the forthcoming financial year 2021/22.
14 2021-22 COUNCIL TAX SETTING
This report presents a recommendation for the resolution required to set the Council Tax for the financial year 2021-22.
15 UPDATE ON PROGRESS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY
This paper reports on the recent progress made to deliver on these priorities, in addition to the initial action plan developed by the Climate and Ecological Emergency Group, in support of the Council's Climate and Ecological Commitment.
16 APPOINTMENT ONTO OUTSIDE BODIES
In accordance with the constitution, nominations to both bodies are made by Council.
17 PAY POLICY STATEMENT
The Localism Act 2011 (the Act) requires all Councils to produce and publish a pay policy statement. The contents have been determined by the Act and related guidance and statements must be approved by Full Council
18 MOTIONS TO COUNCIL
To discuss any motions that have been submitted to Council.
19 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.
20 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.
21 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.