Agenda

Council
Monday 4th February 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Graham Seal 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive apologies for absence, if any.

2.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2018 (previously circulated).

3.

PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 332 KB

The Mayor will receive a petition about the town centre White Lion Square, Hatfield. 

 

As the petition contains more than 1500 signatures the petition organiser will be given five minutes to present it at the meeting and it will then be discussed for a maximum of fifteen minutes in accordance with the Council’s Petition Scheme. 

 

The Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) has provided a background report in order to assist the Council on the options available for responding to the petition.

Additional documents:

4.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC pdf icon PDF 32 KB

A period of thirty minutes will be made available for questions to be put by Members of the public to Members of the Cabinet on matters for which the Council has a responsibility or which affect the Borough.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on the Agenda.

6.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Member of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service.

7.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS pdf icon PDF 36 KB

For a period of up to thirty minutes, a Member of the Council who has given prior notice in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 45, may ask (a) the Mayor, (b) the Leader of the Council or (c) a Member of the Cabinet a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the Borough.

 

Details of questions received in accordance with Procedure Rule 45 will be tabled at the meeting.  A Member asking a question may ask, without giving notice, one supplementary question of the Member to whom the first question was asked.  The supplementary question must arise directly out of the reply.

8.

BUDGET 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) setting out the proposals for approval of the 2019/20 budgets for revenue (General Fund and Housing Revenue Account) and capital and also asking the Council to approve the Borough element of the Council Tax for 2019/20 (final approval would be sought at the special Council meeting on 25 February 2019).

Additional documents:

9.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE CABINET

To consider recommendations from the meetings of the Cabinet on 4 December 2018 and the special meeting on 22 January 2019:-

4 December 2018

9a

Council Tax Empty Homes Premium pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

22 January 2019

9b

Retail Relief Guidelines and Business Rate 2018 Budget Changes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Additional documents:

10.

NOTICES OF MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 50 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider notices of motions submitted under Procedure Rule 50 in such order as the Mayor shall direct.  Details of motions received by the deadline of 12noon on 28 January 2019 will be circulated separately.

11.

URGENT MATTERS

To consider any matters of urgency subject to the agreement of the Mayor in accordance with Procedure Rule 13(r).