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Agenda

Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Governance Services Unit 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meetings held on 11th January 2017.

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2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

 

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3.

Communications

To receive such communications as the Lord Mayor, the Leader,  Members of the Executive Board or the Chief Executive consider appropriate.

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4.

Report on Amendments to the Executive Arrangements pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To note the report of the City Solicitor setting out amendments made to the Leader’s executive arrangements which reflect the new organisational structure developed by the Head of Paid Service.

 

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5.

Recommendations of the Executive Board - Best Council Plan 2017-2018 Proposals pdf icon PDF 525 KB

To consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive presenting the Best Council Plan 2017/18 for Council’s consideration and approval following the Executive Board’s recommendation on 8th February.

 

 

 

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6.

Recommendations of the Executive Board - Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development recommending that Council grant authority to the Inspector to recommend any necessary Modifications to the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan (AVLAAP).  This is a procedural matter to reflect statutory requirements.

 

 

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7.

Recommendations of the General Purposes Committee - Constitutional Amendments pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor setting out recommendations from the General Purposes Committee on 1 February 2017 in respect of constitutional amendments.

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8.

Recommendations of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee - Procurement of the External Auditor pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive setting out recommendations from the Corporate Governance & Audit Committee on 27 January 2017 to Full Council in respect of the Procurement of an External  Auditor.

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9.

Report on Appointments pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on appointments.

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10.

Budget pdf icon PDF 88 KB

i)  Revenue Budget

 

a)  To agree that the revenue budget for 2017/18 totalling £492.67m as detailed in the submitted report be approved. This means that the Leeds element of the council tax for 2017/18 will increase by 1.99% plus the adult social care precept of 3%. This excludes the police and fire precepts which will be incorporated into a further report to be submitted to Council on the 22nd February 2017.

 

b)  To agree grants totalling £75k be allocated to parishes.

 

c)  To approve the strategy at appendix 9 in respect of the flexible use of capital receipts.

 

d)  To agree with respect to the Housing Revenue Account, that the following be approved:

 

(i)  a reduction of 1% in dwelling rents in non-Private Finance Initiative areas.

(ii)  an increase of 2% in dwelling rents in PFI areas.

(iii)  an increase of 5% in garage rents.

(iv)  an increase of 2% in district heating charges.

(v)  that service charges for multi-storey flats are increased by £2 per week.

(vi)  that service charges for low/medium rise properties are increased by £1 per week.

(vii)  that the charge for tenants who benefit from the sheltered support service currently paying £2 a week be increased to £4 per week.

 

ii)  Council Tax 

 

 

1  That it be noted that at the meeting on 11th January 2017, Council agreed the following amounts for the year 2017/18, in accordance with regulations made under Sections 31B(3) and 34(4) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:-

 

a)  221,937.7 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 (as amended) as its council tax base for the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

 

being the amounts calculated by the Council in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its Council Tax base for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

 

2  That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2017/18 in accordance with Sections 31A to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:-

 

a) £2,026,508,157  being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2)(a) to (f) of the Act.

 

b)£1,741,446,197  being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3)(a) to (d) of the Act.

 

c)£285,061,960  being the amount by which the aggregate at 2(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 2(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its council tax requirement for the year.

 

d) £1,284.423330  being the amount at 2(c) above, divided by the amount at 1(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year.

 

e)  £1,825,244.00  being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

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11.

Minutes of the Executive Board pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To receive the minutes in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2(i).

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