Agenda and decisions

County Council
Wednesday 16th May 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Priory Suite, Taunton Rugby Football Club

Contact: Julia Jones on 01823 359027  Email: jjones@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Decision:

Cllr Nigel Taylor was elected as Chair of the County Council for the ensuing year.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

Decision:

Cllr Peter Clayton was appointed Vice-Chair of the Council for the ensuing year.

3.

Apologies for Absence

4.

Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

5.

Minutes from the meeting held on 21 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Council is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Ruddle asked that his name be added to the minutes as he was present at the meeting.

There was also a query with regard to minute 50 regarding the Capital Expenditure Programme and it was agreed an annex to the minutes would be produced for consideration at the next meeting.

The minutes from the meeting held on 21 February 2018 were then agreed and signed by the Chair.

6.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 123 KB

(see explanatory notes attached to agenda)

This item includes the presentation of petitions. Details of any public questions / petitions submitted will be included in the Chairman’s Schedule which will be made available to the members and to the public at the meeting.

7.

Report of the Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer regarding appointments, procedural matters and review of the constitution

Additional documents:

Decision:

The County Council RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the Appointments Schedule – see section 3.2 and Appendix 1 to this report – to follow.

 

Approve the programme of ordinary meetings of the Full Council for the year as set out in section 3.3 of this report and to delegate to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Group Leaders and committee chairmen agreement of the detailed calendar of meetings of the committees of the Council for 2018/19.

 

Approve the revised Constitution set out as Appendix 3 as recommended by the Constitution and Standards Committee from its May meeting.

8.

Report of the Leader and Cabinet - for decision pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a report with recommendations from the Leader of the Council and also recommendations arising from the Cabinet meeting held on 2 May 2018.

 

The recommendations relate to:

 

-        Vision for Somerset (Paper A)

-       2018/19 Capital Investment Programme – Schools Programme (Paper B)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vision for Somerset – Paper A

 

The Council RESOVLED to:

 

1. Endorse and note the newly drafted Vision:

(i) Can only be delivered along with partners across the public, private and voluntary sector.

(ii) Is a long-term aspiration with a timescale for delivery over more than one Administration term.

(iii) Will form the basis for all decisions and impact assessments across the Council.

2. Endorse the approach that a wider Vision for Somerset be pursued with key partners and stakeholders through the Health and Wellbeing Board and its “Improving Lives” strategy.

 

2018/19 Capital Investment Programme – Schools Programme - Paper B

 

The Council RESOLVED to approve a commitment to fund the full Capital Investment Programme requirement for the Schools and Early Years 2018/19 starts of £109,372,000 shown in table 1 of Paper B, noting the capital resources set out in section 2 of the report.

9.

Report of the HR Policy Committee pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report from the Chair of the HR Policy Committee.

The recommendations relate to Health and Safety Policy 2018

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Council RESOLVED to authorise the Chief Executive and Leader of Council to sign the Health and Safety Policy 2018 on Friday 15 June 2018.

10.

Requisitioned items

No requisitioned items have been submitted for the Council’s consideration.

 

11.

Chair's announcements pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To receive the Chair’s information sheet detailing events attended in March, April and May 2018.

12.

Report of the Leader and Cabinet - Items for Information pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To receive reports by the Leader of the Council summarising key decisions taken by him and the Cabinet, including at the Cabinet meetings held on 21 March and 2 May

 

(Note: Member Questions to the Leader and Cabinet Members will be taken under this item)

Decision:

The Council received and noted the report.

13.

Leader of the Council annual report

To consider a report by the Leader of the Council

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Council considered and noted the report.

14.

Annual report of the Cabinet Member for Customers and Communities pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider a report by the Leader of the Council regarding his responsibilities for Customers and Communities

 

Decision:

The Council considered and noted the report.

15.

Annual report of the Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To receive a report by the Chair of the Audit Committee

 

Decision:

The Council considered and noted the report.

16.

Annual Report of the Constitution and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive a report by the Chair of the Constitution & Standards Committee

Decision:

    The report was considered and noted.                   

17.

Report of the Scrutiny Committee for Policies, Adults and Health pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To receive a report by the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee for Policies, Adults and Health.

 

Decision:

The report was considered and noted.                  

18.

Report of the Scrutiny Committee for Polices, Children and Families pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To receive a report by the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee for Policies, Children and Families.

 

Decision:

The report was considered and noted.                  

19.

Report of the Scrutiny Committee for Policies and Place pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To receive a report by the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee for Policies and Place.

Decision:

The report was considered and noted.                  

20.

Report of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive a report by the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Decision:

The report was considered and noted.