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Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019 (previously circulated).
The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th February 2019 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman
There were no items of urgent business authorised by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
Members 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, Members 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, Members 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.
There were no declarations of interest.
Report of the Licensing Manager
The Committee received the report of the Licensing Manager, which provided detailed budget information for the Licensing Services and set out proposed fee levels to enable Members to consider setting fees for 2019/20.
Members considered the options available to them:
(1) To maintain current fees and charges;
(2) To amend to reflect the review of fees and charges by the Licensing Manager and Finance Officer to allow for full cost recovery; or
(3) Apply the current rate of RPI to determine new fees and charges for 2019/20.
It was proposed by Councillor Hamilton-Cox and seconded by Councillor Joan Jackson:
“That the fees and charges be amended to reflect the review of fees and charges undertaken by the Licensing Manager and Finance Officer (as set out at Appendix A to these Minutes), which will allow for full cost recovery.”
Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.
That the fees and charges be amended to reflect the review of fees and charges undertaken by the Licensing Manager and Finance Officer (as set out at Appendix A to these Minutes), which will allow for full cost recovery.