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The Council - 21 November 2011

A meeting of the Council held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 21 November 2012.

NumberItem
001APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive apologies for absence, if any.
 
002MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2011 (previously circulated).
 
003PETITIONS

The Mayor will receive petitions (limited to the first three petitions presented).
 
(a)To debate the petition received in respect of proposed parking charges and restrictions in a number of Welwyn Village car parks containing more than 1500 signatures
004QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

A period of thirty minutes will be made available for questions to be put by members of the public to Members of the Cabinet on matters for which the Council has a responsibility or which affect the Borough.
005DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
006ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service.
 
007QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS

For a period of up to thirty minutes, a Member of the Council who has given prior notice in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 45 may ask (a) the Mayor (b) the Leader of the Council or (c) a Member of the Cabinet a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the Borough.

Details of questions received by the deadline of 12 noon on 14 November 2011 will be tabled at the meeting. A Member asking a question under Rule 44 may ask without giving notice one supplementary question of the Member to whom the first question was asked. The supplementary question must arise directly out of the reply.
008MATTERS ARISING FROM CABINET

To consider recommendations from the meeting of the Cabinet on 8 November 2011 (circulated separately).
 
(a)Treasury Management Mid-Year Review Report
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(b)Appeals Against the Refusal of Consent under the Welwyn Garden City Estate Management Scheme
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(c)Overspend to the Development Management Expenditure Budget
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(d)Outstanding Rent Arrears
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009REVIEW OF ALTERNATE REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IMPLEMENTATION AND FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE

Report referred to the Council from the meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 13 September 2011 informing Members of performance in the first quarter of the service.
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010MEMBERS ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2011/12

Report of the meeting of the Independent Remuneration Panel on 7 September 2011 reviewing and making recommendations about the level of Members' allowances.
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011COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

To appoint Councillor N.Pace to the Planning Control Committee in place of Councillor D.Cox, Councillor I.Dean to the Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel in place of Councillor L.Page and Councillor K.Langley to the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee in place of Councillor L.Page.
012NOTICE OF MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 49

To consider notices of motions submitted under Procedure Rule 49 in such order as the Mayor shall direct. Details of motions received by the deadline of 12 noon on 14 November 2011 will be circulated separately.
013URGENT MATTERS

To consider any matters of urgency subject to the agreement of the Mayor in accordance with Procedure Rule 13(r).
014EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Council is asked to resolve:

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 15 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraph 3 (private financial or business information) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
015

MATTERS ARISING FROM CABINET OF AN EXEMPT NATURE

To consider a recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet on 8 November 2011 containing confidential or exempt information (circulated separately).

(a)Outstanding Rent Arrears

Issue of proceedings in respect of a claim for outstanding rent arrears and the legal process now taking place - budget to cover proposed settlement.
 

Note: Exempt papers are available to authorised persons only

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