To receive and consider reports, minutes and recommendations of the meetings held as follows:
- 4 January 2018
- 1 February 2018
The Leader presented the report of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 4 January 2018.
(1) Tax Base Calculation (Minute 98)
The Leader MOVED, seconded by Councillor P H D Hare-Scott:
THAT the recommendation of the Cabinet as set out in Minute 98 be ADOPTED.
Upon a vote being taken, the MOTION was declared to have been CARRIED.
Note: Councillors: Mrs J Roach, N A Way and R Wright requested that their abstention from voting be recorded.
(2) Local Enforcement Policy (Minute 103)
The Leader MOVED, seconded by Councillor R J Chesterton:
THAT the recommendation of the Cabinet as set out in Minute 103 be ADOPTED.
Upon a vote being taken the MOTION was declared to have been CARRIED.
The Council had before it a question* with regard to Minute 104 submitted by Councillor Mrs J Roach in accordance with Procedure Rule 13.2 together with a response from the Cabinet Member for Housing.
In accordance with Procedure Rule 13.7 Councillor Mrs J Roach asked the following supplementary question: she hoped that the Forward Plan would be amended so that both items were dealt with at the same time as she could not understand why the Tiverton Town Centre Masterplan and the Tiverton Town Centre could be treated independently when they should be treated holistically with 2 Cabinet Members working together on the project.
The Chief Executive responded by stating that the matter of Tiverton Town Centre was split between the Regeneration and the Property portfolios. Any property decisions would be for the Cabinet to make.
Note *Question previously circulated, copy attached to signed minutes.
To receive a report of the Director of Finance, Assets and Resources, detailing the statutory calculations necessary to determine the Tax Base for the Council Tax.
The Cabinet had before it and a report* of the Director of Finance, Assets and Resources detailing the statutory calculations necessary to determine the Tax Base for the Council Tax.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that this was a statutory function and a legal requirement, the Council would set its budget using Council Tax information as at 30 November each year in accordance with The Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax base) (England) Regulations.
Consideration was given to:
· The possible levy increase on base percentage for empty homes
· The number of empty homes taken over by the Council…
(Proposed by Cllr P H D Hare-Scott and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
Note - * Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.