Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 4 March 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 18 December 2019.

4.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.

CORPORATE PLAN 2020 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To invite Councillors to consider and agree or amend a new corporate plan for the remaining period of the council’s term of office.

 

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6.

REFERENCES

6.1

PAY AWARD AND REVIEW OF ALLOWANCES pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Independent Remuneration Panel

23 January 2020

 

The Independent Remuneration Panel, which consists of eight members of the public who are all independent of the Council, met on 23 January 2020 to review a number of allowances. The Panel determined that it wished to consider/review allowances payable to Councillors at its next meeting following further investigation. The report is attached for information.

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the basic and special responsibility allowance rates for councillors continue to be increased in line with any pay award increase for the main group of Broxtowe employees (i.e. excluding senior managers).

6.2

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Policy and Performance Committee

5 February 2020

 

Members considered amendments to the terms of reference to committees and suggested that there should be increased concentration on decision making rather than noting reports submitted to meetings. It was further suggested that there was concern over the number of committees appointed to.

 

It was proposed by Councillor S J Carr and seconded by Councillor G Marshall that an amendment be made to the terms of reference to Full Council to state that members note the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel before the adoption or amendment of the Councillor’s allowance scheme, furthermore the addition to the inclusion of responsibilities for food hygiene and the Health and Safety Policy in the terms of reference for the Community Safety Committee. On being put to the meeting, the proposals were carried.

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the Terms of Reference be approved, as amended above, and the consequential changes to the Constitution be made.

 

 

6.3

CAR PARK CHARGES pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Finance and Resources Committee

13 February 2020

 

The committee was informed that car park charges were re-introduced to the majority of Broxtowe’s town centre car parks in 2010. Members considered the options and it was stated that the use of electric charging points would be incentivised, however, it was further suggested that further options should have been suggested for consideration.

 

It was proposed by Councillor M Radulovic MBE and seconded by Councillor S J Carr that option 3 be the Council’s preferred option and that this be reviewed after a year.

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that option 3 as included in the appendix to the report be approved the decision be reviewed one year after its implementation.

 

7.

REVISIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To recommend approval of revisions to the Constitution.

 

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8.

PAY POLICY pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To seek Council approval for the Pay Policy Statement for 2020/21.

 

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9.

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM MONITORING OFFICER

To recommend the appointment of an Interim Monitoring Officer for the Council.

10.

TO APPROVE THE REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGETS, CAPITAL STRATEGY, TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, INVESTMENTS STRATEGY, MEDIUM TERM GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL STRATEGY AND FIX THE COUNCIL TAX FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING 1 APRIL 2020