Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes

To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on Thursday, 13 December 2018.

3.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Council's current Code of Conduct (as amended 26 February 2015), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests, Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also "prejudicial") in relation to any matter on the Agenda for this meeting.

Members are reminded that they need to declare the fact that they are also a member of a County, Town or Parish Council as a Personal Interest.  Where you are also a member of Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council within South Somerset you must declare a prejudicial interest in any business on the agenda where there is a financial benefit or gain or advantage to Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council which would be at the cost or to the financial disadvantage of South Somerset District Council. 

4.

Public Question Time

5.

Chairman's Announcements

6.

Chairman's Engagements pdf icon PDF 38 KB

7.

Presentation on the SSDC Rough Sleeper Service pdf icon PDF 43 KB

8.

Council Tax Support Scheme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council agreed:-

 

a.

the introduction of a minimum award value of £0.50 a week in line with Housing Benefit;

 

 

b.

the introduction of a £5 a week tolerance on income increases and decreases before it affects a Council Tax Support award;

 

 

c.

that personal allowances and premiums are uprated in line with those for Housing Benefit;

 

 

d.

that non-dependent deductions are uprated in line with the annual percentage increase in Council Tax;

 

 

e.

that the non-dependent income bands are increased by the same percentage as those applied to the national Council Tax Support scheme for pensioners;

 

f.

that the hardship scheme budget be set at £30,000 for the 2019/20 financial year;

 

 

g.

to note the recommendations of the Scrutiny Task and Finish Group attached at Appendix 1;

 

 

h.

to note the scheme has been amended to reflect changes to the Prescribed Requirements;

 

 

i.

that the 2019/20 Council Tax Support Scheme is adopted (published as a separate appendix);

 

 

j.

to note that the proposed Council Tax Support Scheme has been reflected within the overall Council Tax Base.

 

Reason:

To confirm the proposed amendments to the Council Tax Support scheme for the 2019/20 financial year.

 

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

9.

Appointment a new Member to represent SSDC on the Armed Forces Community Covenant pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council agreed to appoint Councillor Andrew Kendall to represent SSDC on the Armed Forces Community Covenant for the remainder of the Council year.

Reason:

To agree to appoint a new a new Member to represent SSDC on the Armed Forces Community Covenant for the remainder of the Council year.

 

10.

Changes to the Council's Constitution following the Local Government Boundary Commission Review - New Ward arrangements between Area North and East Committees DOTX 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council agreed to:-

 

a.

delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make the necessary changes to the Council’s Constitution for the newly created Northstone / Ivelchester / St Michael’s Ward (NIST) be wholly within Area East Committee for the purpose of Area Committee working from May 2019 and all other Ward name changes as set out in the Order.

 

 

b.

agree that a briefing paper be issued to the Parish Councils within the new Ward to explain their amalgamation and the implications of representation in a 3 member Ward.

 

Reason:

To confirm the amendment of the Council’s Constitution for the new Northstone, Ivelchester, St Michaels Ward be encompassed within Area East for the purpose of Area working from May 2019 and all other Ward name changes as set out in the Order.

 

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

11.

Report of Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 78 KB

12.

Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 53 KB

13.

Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 78 KB

14.

Motions

No Motions have been submitted by Members.

15.

Questions Under Procedure Rule 10

No questions have been submitted under Procedure Rule 10.

16.

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 41 KB