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Agenda – Full Council – 8 December 2021

Below is the agenda for the meeting of Full Council taking place on 8 December 2021.

You can also download a PDF copy of the agenda here: Agenda – Full Council – 8 December 2021

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Chichester City Council - Coat of Arms

CHICHESTER CITY COUNCIL
The Council House • North Street • CHICHESTER • West Sussex • PO19 1LQ
Tel: 01243 788502
Email: clerk@chichestercity.gov.uk • Website: www.chichestercity.gov.uk
Town Clerk: R Duggua RD BA (Hons)

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
Members are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the City Council to be held at 2.00pm in the
Assembly Room on Wednesday 8 December 2021

Town Clerk signature - Rodney Duggua

 

Town Clerk
22 September 2021

AGENDA

Prayers will be said by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Canon David Nason, for those who wish to participate

1. MINUTES OF COUNCIL

To approve and sign the minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 29 September 202 (Pages 80-86) and Council-In-Committee held on 6 October 2021 (Pages 92-93) (copies attached)

2. MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

3. QUESTIONS

To answer questions (if any) from members of the public being residents of the City pursuant to Appendix 1 of Chichester City Council’s Standing Orders (September 2020).

4. MINUTES OF COMMITTEES

(a) Planning and Conservation Working Group 14 October 2021 (pages 94-97)

11 November 2021 (pages 103-107)

To consider the following recommendation:

(i) Pavements in the City Centre – Minute 58 refers

It was AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 that WSCC and CDC allocate appropriate funding to enable a suitable and reasonably priced resurfacing to take place in the city centre with no further delay to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and other users of the city centre.

(b) Finance Working Group 19 October 2021 (pages 98-100)
Special Finance Working Group 28 October 2021 (pages 101-102)
Finance Working Group 25 November 2021 (pages 118-126)

– Property Working Group 8 November 2021

To consider the following Recommendations:

(i) Neighbourhood Plan – request from the Steering Group for funding for Administrative Support – Minute 58 refers

It was AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 that:

Administrative support for the new Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (post 8 November 2021) be provided for up to 12 months, or up to the amount of £3600, to be funded from CIL receipts.

It was further AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 that:

The recruitment process commences once the new Steering Group had identified the support that was required and suitable candidates for consideration.

(ii) City Council Budget – Minute 66 refers

It was AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 that:

a. the City Council budget for 2022/2023 be £851,965 resulting in a Precept Demand of £737,615 and a Band D Council Tax payment of £64.07 (an increase of 2.1p per week); an overall increase of 1.79% on the Precept – providing the Draft Tax Base remained unchanged at 11,512.10;

b. the Earmarked Reserves Balances to 18 November 2021 be approved;

c. the updated Planned Maintenance Programme for 2019-2029 be noted;

d. the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2022/2023 be approved.

(iii) Update on New Homes Bonus Approvals – Minute 67 refers

It was AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 to accept the terms of the City Council’s New Homes Bonus allocations for 2021/22 as outlined in the letter from the District Council dated 8 November 2021.

(iv) Staffing Report – Minute 75 refers

It was AGREED to RECOMMEND to Full Council on 8 December 2021 that the Pension Strain Costs as reported be met by the City Council.

(c) Community Affairs Working Group 4 October 2021 (pages 87-91)
15 November 2021 (pages108-117)

5. REVIEW OF CURRENT CITY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETING ARRANGEMENTS

Town Clerk’s report (attached) NALC Response report (attached)

6. REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES

To receive reports, if any, from City Council representatives on Outside Bodies

7. WARD REPORTS FROM CHICHESTER CITY COUNCILLORS

To receive reports, if any, from City Councillors about matters affecting their wards

8. REPORTS FROM CHICHESTER DISTRICT AND WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUINCIL’S WARD MEMBERS

To receive reports from Chichester division members of West Sussex County Council and from Chichester ward members of Chichester District Council, if they consider it to be appropriate

9. QUESTIONS

To answer questions (if any) from members of Council pursuant to Standing Order 8.

10. COMMON SEAL

The filming, photographing and recording of City Council meetings is now permitted by those members of the press and public attending. This includes the use of mobile devices by those using social media. It would be appreciated if anyone who wishes to do this could let the Chairman know before the meeting commences.

However, these provisions will not apply on occasions where the press and public are excluded from the meeting when confidential matters are discussed.

It is requested that discretion is exercised and nothing done to disrupt or distract the meeting in any way. The Chairman will reserve the right to request that filming/recording ceases if it is having a detrimental effect upon the meeting. If you do not wish to be filmed then please let the Chairman know so that alternative arrangements can be made

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