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Full Council - 21 February 2017

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House21st February 2017

 To:       ALL MEMBERS OF THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Council to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the under-mentioned business:-

 

A G E N D A

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 December 2016.

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3. CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. LEADER’S REPORT

5. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendations of the Policy and Resources Committee at its meeting on 23 January 2017.

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PR91/16       TREASURY MANAGEMENT

PR92/16       FINANCIAL PLANNING – RECOMMENDATIONS

PR93/16       PROJECT INITIATION DOCUMENTS (PIDS) 2017/18

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6. FINANCIAL PLANNING

To receive the recommendations from the Administration on the financial plan. (Members are requested to bring to the meeting the papers circulated for the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 23 January 2017). Details can also be viewed using the weblink provided below (Policy and Resources Committee – 23 January 2017 - reports 7 to 12 refer):

http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/meeting/policy-and-resources-committee-23-january-2017

(Members are referred to the procedural rule for budget setting which is attached.)

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7. COUNCIL TAX – DISTRICT ELEMENT

This report allows the Council to set the District element of the Council Tax for 2017/2018.  

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8. SETTING THE COUNCIL TAX

This report allows the Council to set the Council Tax for 2017/2018. 

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9. REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE LEADER AND LEAD MEMBERS

LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

Question from Councillor Stephen Cox to the Leader of the Council

For how long has the longest-serving employee worked for Three Rivers District Council?

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING AND TRANSPORT

Reports from the Lead Member for Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport (Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst) and the Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes (Cllr Martin Trevett) and questions.

Questions from Councillor Stephen Cox to Councillor Martin Trevett, Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes

What was the average time taken to replace a damaged or missing street nameplate from the date it was reported through to installation in 2016?

Does the Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes accept it is possible to limit long-term parking in car parks without resorting to the implementation of charges?

How many parking enforcement notices were issued in South Oxhey during 2016?

Question from Councillor Joan King to Councillor Martin Trevett, Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes

Does the Lead Member agree with me that Three Rivers residents are not well served when it emerges that Thrive Homes are charging tenants higher water rates for a one bedroom flat than for a three bedroomed house?

LEISURE, WELLBEING AND HEALTH

Reports from the Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing (Cllr Chris Lloyd) and the Lead Member for Health (Cllr Alison Scarth) and questions.

Question from Councillor David Sansom to Councillor Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing

As this Council has been working with Bury Lake Young Mariners and Rickmansworth Sports Club for years to deliver outstanding sports facilities for local residents, young, old and disabled, are you still confident that these new facilities will be completed and if so when?

Question from Councillor David Sansom to Councillor Alison Scarth, Lead Member for Health

As the UK’s Chief Medical Officer has issued a statement saying that Diesel engines should be phased out, can you tell us how many diesel powered vehicles the council operates and how much diesel fuel the Council used in the last year?

GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

Reports from the Lead Member for Public Services (Cllr Phil Brading) and the Lead Member for Community Safety (Cllr Roger Seabourne) and questions.

Question from Councillor Stephen Cox to Councillor Phil Brading, Lead Member for Public Services

Can the Lead Member for Public Services explain why it is that the information regarding the Barrow Beats given on the Council’s website differ in their format across the District and would the Lead Member amend it to correctly identify Ferryhills Close rather just referring to Ferryhills?

Questions from Councillor Stephen King to Councillor Phil Brading, Lead Member for Public Services

Can the Lead Member for Public Services confirm that Three Rivers has no plans to reduce the collection of green rubbish bins from the current fortnightly cycle?

How many times has the dog warden been called out for dog attacks in the past year?

RESOURCES AND SHARED SERVICES

Report from the Lead Member for Resources and Shared Services (Cllr Matthew Bedford)

Question from Councillor Stephen Cox to Councillor Matthew Bedford, Lead Member for Resources and Shared Services

Given that a large amenity green in South Oxhey was sacrificed for the construction of new affordable homes as part of the South Oxhey Initiative, does the Lead Member for Resources and Shared Services believe that it is unfortunate in the extreme that the new homes there and at Hallowes Crescent will be available at the lowest social rents for the first tenancy only?

10.   REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE AUDIT, PLANNING, LICENSING AND REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEES

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Audit Committee (Cllr Sarah Nelmes).

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Planning Committee (Cllr Chris Whately-Smith).

LICENSING

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee (Cllr Steve Drury).

Question from Councillor Joan King to Councillor Steve Drury, Chairman of the Licensing Committee

Can the Chairman of the Licensing Committee advise why it is that members of the public and Councillors have been given conflicting details as to the licencing hours of the Dick Whittington Public House in Prestwick Road, South Oxhey, by this Authority?  Can it be placed on the record in answer to this question exactly what those hours are, when they were agreed and by whom?

REGULATORY SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee (Cllr Steve Drury).

Questions from Councillor Stephen Cox to Councillor Steve Drury, Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee

Will the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee pass on the Labour Group’s grateful thanks for a much-improved electoral register canvass last year.  Whilst accepting it is a miniscule figure in the overall scheme of things, out of over 37,000 properties, please may I be advised why it was that four properties were not able be canvassed?

Can the Lead Member confirm that this authority will not be part of a Government pilot scheme requiring all voters to produce identification at polling stations for the 2018 local elections?

11.   QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 15

None received.

12.   PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 18

None received.

13.   MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11

(1)  Councillor David Sansom, seconded by Councillor Ralph Sangster, to move under Notice duly given as follows:

As the Causeway House (Abbots Langley) car park is underused with, according to the Leader of the Council, plentiful on-street parking available locally, and mindful of the Council's policy on Social housing which was agreed unanimously at the last Council Meeting, this Council requires that officers prepare a report on the suitability of the site for social housing or temporary modular accommodation.

14.    APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEES

1)    REVIEW OF THE APPOINTMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES:

Planning, Regulatory Services, Licensing, Sustainable Development, Planning and Transport, Leisure, Wellbeing and Health, General Public Services and Community Safety, Audit and Council Tax Setting Committees

2)    To review the appointments to the Constitution Working Panel (CWP).  Whilst the CWP is not a Committee and as such proportionality does not strictly apply, Council are requested to change the numbers in line with the new allocation of seats so that the CWP would follow the      proportionality lines.

Council are asked to reappoint the CWP back to 8 Members (its original membership) with 5 Liberal Democrats, 2 Conservative and 1 Labour

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15.  CHIEF OFFICER PAY POLICY

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Chief Executive

13 February 2017

Three Rivers House

Northway

Rickmansworth

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NOTE AS TO PRAYERS: Father Stephen Hewitt, Roman Catholic Church, Carpenders Park and South Oxhey Parishwill read prayers at 7.25pm.  Members who are not already in their places are requested to refrain from entering the Chamber during the reading of prayers.  Sufficient time will be allowed for Members to do so after the close of prayers in order that the business of the meeting may begin at 7.30pm.