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Full Council - 24 February 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th February 2009

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, 24 February 2009 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 16 December 2008 (pages A1 to A11).

3. CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. LEADER’S REPORT

5. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendations of the Executive Committee at its meeting on 26 January 2009 contained within:

There are no recommendations other than those concerning Strategic, Service and Financial Planning 2009-2012.

6. STRATEGIC SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2009-2012

To receive recommendations from the Administration on Strategic, Service and Financial Planning 2009-2012. (Members are requested to bring to the meeting the papers circulated for the Executive Committee meeting on 26 January 2009).  (Members are referred to the procedural rule for budget setting which is attached at Page B1.)


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7. COUNCIL TAX This report allows the Council to set its own Council Tax for 2009/2010 (to be circulated at the meeting).

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8. QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 16

(None received.)

9. PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 19

(None received.)

10. DISCUSSION TOPIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 17

(None received.)

11. MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11

Councillor Matthew Bedford, seconded by Councillor Chris Whately-Smith to move under Notice duly given as follows:

"Three Rivers District Council welcomes the decision of Skanska Balfour Beatty to withdraw the threatened works compound at Junction 17 of the M25 in Mill End, in the face of a strong campaign by local residents and this Council. Three Rivers Council will campaign equally strongly against any alternative site that is visible or audible from local homes and against any site that requires works traffic to travel between the M25 and the site using local roads. The Council supports the use of the existing works compound at M1 Junction 8 as the best alternative site giving easy access to the whole of the proposed works and instructs the Chief Executive to write to Skanska Balfour Beatty to inform them of the Council's views."

12. REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE CABINET AND CHAIRMEN OF THE POLICY AND SCRUTINY, AUDIT, DEVELOPMENT CONTROL, LICENSING, SHARED SERVICES AND REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEES


SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Environment (Cllr Martin Trevett), Cabinet Member for Sustainability (Cllr Alison Scarth) and the Chairman of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Peter Wakeling) and questions.


LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community (Cllr Chris Whately-Smith), Cabinet Member for Community Safety (Cllr Roger Seabourne) and the Chairman of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Steve Drury) and questions.


PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Public Services and Health (Cllr Phil Brading) and the Chairman of the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst) and questions.


RESOURCES

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Resources (Cllr Matthew Bedford) and the Chairman of the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Richard Laval) and questions.


AUDIT COMMITTEE

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


DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Development Control Committee (Cllr Geoffrey Dunne).


LICENSING

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee (Cllr Pam Hames).


SHARED SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Joint Shared Services Committee (Cllr Richard Laval).


REGULATORY SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee (Cllr Brian White).


13. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendations of the Regulatory Services Committee at its meeting on 4 February 2009.

RG33/08 - Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.


14. APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT MEMBERS TO THE COUNCIL’S STANDARDS COMMITTEE

To approve the process for the recruitment of Independent Members to the Council’s Standards Committee (Pages C1- C4 attached).

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15. APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER TO THE WEST HERTFORDSHIRE CREMATORIUM JOINT COMMITTEE

This report seeks approval to the appointment of the Director of Corporate Resources and Governance as Treasurer to the West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee (Pages D1 - D3 attached).

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16. REPORTS OF MEETINGS

With the exception of the Executive, Regulatory, Licensing, and Audit Committees recommendations to Council, the following reports are submitted for information only:-

Development Control Committee

11 December 2008

 

 

Development Control Committee

22 January 2009

 

 

Executive Committee

26 January 2009

 

 

Joint Public Services and Health and Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committees

14 January 2009

 

 

Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee

2 December 2008

 

 

Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee

27 January 2009

 

 

Licensing Committee

10 December 2008

 

 

Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee

4 December 2008
Appendix

 

 

Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee

15 January 2009

 

 

Regulatory Services Committee

10 December 2008

 

 

Regulatory Services Committee

4 February 2009

 

 

Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee

13 January 2009

 

 

Standards Committee

28 January 2009

 

 

Joint Shared Services Committee

17 December 2008

David Gardner
Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
16 February 2009

Three Rivers House
Northway
Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 1RL

NOTE AS TO PRAYERS: Father Nicholas Pnematicatos of St Thomas' Church, West Hyde, will 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.