Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, Runcorn Town Hall

Contact: Angela Scott on 0151 511 8670 or Email: angela.scott@halton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Council Minutes

1a

18 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

1b

22 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

The Mayor's Announcements

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Leader's Report

6.

Minutes of the Executive Board

6a

12 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

6b

16 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

7.

Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 88 KB

8.

Questions Asked Under Standing Order 8

9.

Matters Requiring A Decision Of The Council

9a

Major Schemes and Funding Update (Minute EXB 71 refers) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council be recommended to approve the amendment of the Capital Programme to £50m in respect of the SJB Delinking and Runcorn Station Quarter, to reflect the updated position with respect to opportunities for grant funding.

9b

Budget 2020/21 - KEY DECISION (Minute EXB 81 refers) pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council be recommended to

 

1)    adopt the resolution set out in Appendix A, which includes setting the budget at £115.770m, the Council Tax requirement of £52.179m (before Parish, Police, Fire and LCR Combined Authority precepts) and the Band D Council Tax for Halton of £1,475.70;

 

2)    approve the revenue budget proposals for 2020/21 set out in Appendix B and Capital Programme set out in Appendix F; and

 

3)    approve that from 1 April 2020 the level of Empty Homes Premium on dwellings that have been unoccupied for between 2 and 5 years remain at 100%. The level of Premium on dwellings unoccupied for more than 5 years be increased to 200%.

 

9c

2019/20 Revised Capital Programme (Minute EXB 82 refers) pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council be asked to approve the revised Capital Programme as set out in the Appendix attached to the report.

9d

Capital Strategy 2020/21 (Minute EXB 83 refers) pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the 2020/21 Capital Strategy, as presented in the Appendix attached to the report.

9e

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2020/21 (Minute EXB 84 refers) pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council adopt the policies, strategies, statements, prudential and treasury indicators outlined in the report.

9f

Calendar of Meetings 2020/21 (Minute EXB 86 refers) pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Executive Board considered the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the Calendar of Meetings for the 2020/21 Municipal Year, as appended to the report.

Additional documents:

9g

Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

RECOMMENDED: That Council adopts this Pay Policy Statement for the Financial Year 2020/21.

10.

Minutes of the Policy and Performance Boards

10a

Children, Young People and Families pdf icon PDF 100 KB

10b

Employment, Learning, Skills and Community pdf icon PDF 91 KB

10c

Safer pdf icon PDF 85 KB

10d

Corporate Services pdf icon PDF 80 KB

11.

Committee Minutes

11a

Development Control pdf icon PDF 89 KB

11b

Standards pdf icon PDF 71 KB

12.

Notice of Motion - Fireworks pdf icon PDF 69 KB

13.

Notice of Motion - Voter Identification pdf icon PDF 65 KB

14.

Recommendation from Mayoral Committee

The Mayoral Committee considered a Part II item making a recommendation on the appointment of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.

 

Council is requested to note the following recommendations, formal confirmation of which will be sought at Annual Council.

 

1)    Councillor Christopher Rowe be appointed as the Mayor; and

 

2)    Councillor Mark Dennett be appointed as the Deputy Mayor.