Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: The Ridgeway, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY

Contact: Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager 01235 422526 Email: steven.corrigan@southandvale.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

71.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Bowring, Cooke,

de la Harpe, Fawcett, Grant, Hallett, Howell, Shelley, Catherine Webber and Richard Webber

72.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

None.

73.

Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 

Minutes:

The chair provided general housekeeping information and advised there were no items of urgent business.

 

 

 

74.

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

Minutes:

No members of the public had registered to address Council.

75.

Petitions

To receive any petitions from the public. 

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted from members of the public. 

 

76.

Council tax 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider the report of the interim head of finance on the setting of the council tax for the 2020/21 financial year - report to follow.

 

Minutes:

Council considered the report of the interim head of finance on the setting of the Council Tax for the 2020/21 financial year.

 

In accordance with regulations requiring councils to record the names of those councillors voting in favour, against or abstaining from any vote on the council tax the chair called for a recorded vote which was carried with the voting being as follows:

 

For

Against

Abstentions

Councillors

Councillors

Councillors

Jerry Avery

Matthew Barber

 

 

Paul Barrow

 

 

Ron Batstone

 

Eric Batts

 

 

Nathan Boyd

 

 

Cheryl Briggs

 

 

Andrew Crawford

 

Margaret Crick

 

 

Amos Duveen

 

 

Andy Foulsham

 

 

Hayleigh Gascoigne

 

 

Jenny Hannaby

 

 

Alison Jenner

 

Bob Johnston

 

Diana Lugova

 

 

Robert Maddison

 

Sarah Medley

 

Helen Pighills

 

Mike Pighills

 

 

Judy Roberts

 

 

Val Shaw

 

 

Emily Smith

 

Bethia Thomas

 

 

Max Thompson

 

 

Elaine Ware

 

 

Total: 26

Total: 0

Total: 0

 

 

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To note that at its meeting on 18 December 2019 the council calculated the council tax base 2020/21:

(a)    for the whole council area as 52,686.4 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)]; and

 (b)   for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a parish precept relates as in column 1 of appendix 1.

2.    That the council tax requirement for the council’s own purposes for 2020/21 (excluding parish precepts) is £7,201,704

3.    That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020/21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

(a)    £72,423,971 being the aggregate of the amounts which the council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by parish councils.

(b)    £60,980,550 being the aggregate of the amounts which the council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

(c)    £11,443,421 being the amount by which the aggregate at (3)(a) above exceeds the aggregate at (3)(b) above, calculated by the council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its council tax requirement for the year.  (Item R in the formula in Section 31B) of the Act).

(d)    £217.20 being the amount at (3)(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the council, in accordance with Section 31(B) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year (including parish precepts).

(e)    £4,241,717 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act, as set out in column 2 of appendix 1.

(f)     £136.69 being the amount at (3)(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (3)(e) above by Item T (1(a) above), calculated by the council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no parish precept relates.

4.    To note that for the year 2020/21 Oxfordshire County Council has stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the council, in accordance with Section  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

Items from Council meeting held on 12 February (if required)

To consider any business not considered at the Council meeting on 12 February.

Minutes:

All business included on the agenda for the meeting held on 12 February was completed.

 

78.

Report of the leader of the council

To receive any updates from the leader of the council.

Minutes:

Councillor Emily Smith, Leader of the council, referred to the flooding situation in the district and the ongoing updates provided by the Environment Agency and communities under high risk. She stated that the council’s website contained useful information to assist those likely to be impacted by flooding including links to relevant websites.

79.

Questions on notice

No questions have been submitted from councillors in accordance with Council procedure rule 33. 

Minutes:

No questions were submitted by councillors under Council procedure rule 33.

 

80.

Motions on notice

No motions have been submitted from councillors in accordance with Council procedure rule 38. 

 

 

Minutes:

No motions were submitted by councillors under Council procedure rule 38.