Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 26th February 2020 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Debbie Chambers, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582057 or email  dchambers@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

To receive as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the City Council held on 29 January 2020 (previously circulated). 

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

4.

ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements which may be submitted by the Mayor or Chief Executive.  

6.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 11

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 11.1 and 11.3 which require members of the public to give at least 3 days’ notice in writing of questions to a Member of Cabinet or Committee Chairman. 

7.

PETITIONS AND ADDRESSES

To receive any petitions and/or addresses from members of the public which have been notified to the Chief Executive in accordance with the Council's Constitution. 

8.

LEADER'S REPORT

To receive the Cabinet Leader’s report on proceedings since the last meeting of Council (to follow). 

REPORTS REFERRED FROM CABINET, COMMITTEES OR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

9.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

This is to give further notice in accordance with Part 2, paragraph 5 (4) and 5 (5) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 of the intention to take the following item(s) in private. 

 

Council is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item(s):- 

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business, on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph *** of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Members are reminded that, whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for Council itself to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public.  In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 

 

10.

Approval of the Pay and Grading Structure

Report of the Director of Corporate Services (to follow).

11.

Budget & Policy Framework 2020/21 - 2023/24 Revenue Budget 2020/21

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

12.

Housing Revenue Account Budget Framework 2020/21 - 2023/24

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

13.

Capital Programme & Capital Strategy 2020/21 - 2023/24

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

14.

Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

OTHER BUSINESS

15.

Council Tax 2020/21

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

16.

Medium Term Financial Strategy Update

Report of the Chief Finance Officer (to follow).

17.

APPOINTMENTS AND CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Group Administrators to report any changes to Committee Membership.  

 

18.

QUESTIONS UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 12

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 12.2 and 12.4 which require a Member to give at least 3 working days’ notice, in writing, of the question to the Chief Executive. 

19.

MINUTES OF CABINET pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To receive the Minutes of Meeting of Cabinet held 14 January 2020.