Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 20 December 2022 6.30 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Adam Moffatt 

Items
No. Item

PART I

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 November 2022 (to follow).

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2.

Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website www.southlakeland.gov.uk or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.

 

(1)        Questions and Representations

 

            To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.

 

(2)        Deputations and Petitions

 

            To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda and to consider any dispensations.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)

 

Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

 

If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

4.

Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.

5.

Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To receive announcements by the Chairman.

6.

Local Government Reorganisation - Verbal Update

To receive a verbal update on any matters relating to Local Government Reorganisation.

7.

Corporate Financial Update Quarter 2, 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To consider the projected year end position based on performance to the end of Quarter 2 2022/23 and officers planned actions to ensure a balanced budget by the end of the financial year including a procurement schedule update.

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8.

Enforcement of Environmental Crime pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To consider the enforcement of environmental crime. (Report and Appendices to follow)

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9.

LEADER'S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CABINET QUESTION TIME, INCLUDING THE COMPOSITE REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Council is asked to receive the Executive Reports from the Leader and Cabinet and to deal with any questions raised by Members to the appropriate Cabinet Members on the contents of the reports.

 

To receive announcements from the Leader and, in accordance with Paragraphs 10.2 and 10.3 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, to deal with any questions to the Leader and/or Portfolio Holders on any topic which is within the jurisdiction or influence of the Council and is relevant to their Portfolio.  Any Member who poses a question will be entitled to ask one supplementary question on the same topic.

 

Members are encouraged to give 24 hours’ written notice of questions to the Monitoring Officer of questions to be raised under the Agenda Item.  If no notice is received, then the Portfolio Holder can reserve the right to give a written answer.  Where written notice of questions has been given, these will be taken first.  Should a Member wish to ask more than one question, questions should be listed in order of priority.  If more than one Member sends in a question, these will be taken in alphabetical order of Members’ names, alternated from meeting to meeting.  Each question and each response is restricted to three minutes.

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10.

Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 21 October and 28 October.

11.

Questions to Chairman of the Council or Chairman of any Committee or Sub-Committee

To deal with any questions under Rule 10.6 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, of which due notice has been given and/or the Chairman allows as a matter of urgent business and which are in relation to any matter over which the Council has powers or duties or which affect the area.

12.

Urgent Decisions pdf icon PDF 177 KB

In accordance with Paragraph 17.3 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules, to receive details of any urgent Executive Decisions, if any, taken since the last scheduled meeting of Council on 1 November 2022.

13.

Appointment of Deputy Section 151 Officer pdf icon PDF 379 KB

To consider appointing a Deputy Section 151 Officer for South Lakeland District Council.

14.

Settlement Agreement relating to an Employee pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Please refer to the item in Part II of the agenda for the main report and appendices which are restricted for the reasons indicated below.

 

Settlement Agreement relating to an Employee – Appendix 2 – Marked to follow.

PART II

Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

15.

Settlement Agreement relating to an Employee

Subject to the decision of the Human Resource Committee of Friday 16 December concerning the position of the Chief Executive as part of the implementation of the transition to the new Authority of Westmorland and Furness and if recommended by HR Committee to seek authorisation to enter into a settlement agreement and to make the payment detailed therein. (Appendix 2 to follow)