MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

“Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.”

Morley Town Council was established in 2000.

There are seven wards represented – Central, Churwell, Elmfield, Scatcherd, Teale, Topcliffe and Woodkirk.   There are 26 elected members representing these wards.

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A full schedule of Council and Committee meeting dates can be found on the Meetings page, and details of the five separate Standing Committees can be found in the ‘Committees’ section.  The Agenda for the next full Council meeting is below.

A copy of the latest Annual Report for the Municipal Year 20th May 2016 to 9th May 2017, together with previous years’ Annual Reports can be downloaded in the ‘Public Information’ section.

A copy of the Statement of Accounts, the ‘Notice of conclusion of audit’, the ‘Annual Governance Statement’, the ‘Accounting statements 2016/17’ and the ‘External auditor certificate and report for 2016/17’ is available using this link.  The original Annual Return can be inspected by contacting the Town Clerk.

MEETING OF MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL

TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 6.30 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, MORLEY TOWN HALL

A G E N D A
1.         To record attendance

2.         To receive and note Apologies for Absence and approve reasons given for non-attendance

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.   Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct

4.         To receive Public Questions (if any pre-submitted)

5.         To agree Minutes of Full Council Meeting held on 26th June 2019

6.         To receive Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 26th June 2019 and ‘draft’ Minutes of Meeting held on 24th July 2019

7.         To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting held on 16th July 2019

8.         To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Highways & Transportation Committee Meeting held on

10th July 2019 and Extraordinary meeting held on 25th July 2019

9.         To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Community Development Committee Meeting held on 4th July 2019

10.       To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Audit Committee Meeting held on 25th June 2019

11.       To adopt updated Finance Regulations (England) updated July 2019

12.       To agree revisions to ‘Committees Structure and Delegated Functions’

13.       To receive verbal update on B.I.D. for Morley

14.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 7pm.

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 9TH JANUARY 2019

In the absence of the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk, Councillor J Harrison took the minutes.

1.          To Record Attendance
Present:  Councillors R Bell (Mayor), L Beever (Deputy Mayor), J Sanders, W Whitehead,

S McGarroch, H Evans, D Marshall, D Harrison, J Rodley, C Hill, J Aveyard, J Elliott,

W Kidger, S Kimberley, H Bell, R Finnigan, A Dalton, A Rhodes, N Bullock, C Windle and

J Harrison.

C Bell (Mayoress) and 1 member of the public also attended.

2          To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance
Apologies were received from Cllrs R Gettings, A Hutchison and C Taylor.  Reasons given were noted.

3.         To Receive Mayor’s Announcements
The Mayor had visited the primary schools for their Christmas performances, plays and nativities.

The ‘Mayoress at Home’ will be held on Saturday, 16 March 2019.

The Mayor’s Ball will be held on Saturday, 13 April 2019 in Morley Town Hall.

The Mayor also congratulated Councillor Shirley Varley on her becoming an Alderman of Leeds.

4.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests
Cllrs J Elliott and W Kidger declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all Ward members.

Cllr S Varley declared an ‘other’ interest as an Alderman of Leeds.

5          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

There were no public questions.

6          To Approve ‘draft’ Minutes of Full Council meeting held on 7th November 2018

The ‘draft’ Minutes of Full Council meeting held on 7th November 2018 were received and noted.

7          To Receive Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 28/11/18 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 2/1/19
The Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 28/11/18 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 2/1/19 were received and noted.

8          To Receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 27/11/18
The ‘draft’ Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 27/11/18 were received and noted.

9          To Receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 14/11/18
The ‘draft’ Minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 14/11/18 were received and noted.

10        To Receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 8/11/18
The ‘draft’ Minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 8/11/18 were received and noted.

11        To Receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 7/11/18

The ‘draft’ Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 7/12/18 were received and noted.

12        To consider proposal from Cllr R Finnigan for additional funding of £10,000 to support the Morley Business Improvement District process, as follows:-

(i)         £8,000 to cover the cost of a ballot

(ii)        £2,000 to cover the relevant Legal costs.

These amounts were agreed at a meeting of the Finance, General Purposes and Strategic Committee meeting held on 18/7/18, item 12 and referred to Full Council for ratification

The above items of additional funding for the Morley Business Improvement District were proposed and agreed.

13        To approve Budgets for 2019/20

The Budgets for 2019/20 were proposed and agreed.

14        To agree Precept of £204,379 for 2019/20

The Precept of £204,379 for 2019/20 was proposed and agreed.

15        To note amount of “anticipated” Local Council Tax Support Grant from Leeds City Council for 2019/20 of £12,441

The ‘anticipated’ Local Council Tax Support Grant of £12,441 was noted.

16        To receive update on Fairtrade Town status – Cllr S McGarroch

Cllr McGarroch gave a verbal report on this item.  The initiative had been embraced by the Churches Together, Morley Town Council, local businesses and political parties.  An outreach programme will be ‘rolled out’ to local schools and the press coverage on the initiative had been positive.  Cllr McGarroch called on the Council to approve the achievement to date and continue their support.

Cllr R Finnigan proposed a vote of thanks for the work done.

Cllr J Aveyard informed members the new boundary signs would support the initiative by the inclusion of “An Independent Fairtrade Town” word on the new signs.

17        To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

18        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting was agreed to be held on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 7TH NOVEMBER 2018

The Chairman requested members present observe a ‘minute’s silence’ in memory of Frank Tighe (former Mayor of Morley), Irene Morley and Tony Elliott.

1          To Record Attendance
Present:  Councillors R Bell (Mayor), L Beever (Deputy Mayor), J Sanders, W Whitehead,

S McGarroch, H Evans, C Taylor, A Hutchison, R Gettings, S Varley, D Harrison, J Rodley,

C Hill, J Aveyard, J Elliott, W Kidger, S Kimberley, H Bell, R Finnigan, A Dalton, A Rhodes,

N Bullock, and C Windle.

Cllr T Leadley (Morley North, LCC), C Bell (Mayoress), W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) and 2 members of the public also attended.

2          To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance
Apologies were received from Cllrs D Marshall, J Harrison and J Foley.  Reasons given were noted.

3.         Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests
Cllrs A Hutchison, R Gettings J Elliott and W Kidger declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all Ward members.

4          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

There were no public questions.

5.         To approve ‘draft’ minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 4th July 2018

The minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 4th July 2018 were agreed as a true and correct record.

6          To receive Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 18th July 2018 ‘draft’ Minutes of the meeting held on 17th October 2018

The Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 18th July 2018 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 17th October 2018 were received and noted.

7          To receive Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 17th July 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 16th October 2018

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 17th July 2018 and ‘draft minutes of the meeting held on 16th October 2018 were received and noted.

8          To receive Minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on

25th July 2018, Minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on 1st August 2018, Minutes of the meeting held on 12th September 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 10th October 2018

The minutes of the Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 25th July 2018, Minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on 1st August 2018, Minutes of the meeting held on 12th September 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 10th October 2018 were received and noted.

9          To receive Minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on

13th September 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 4th October 2018

The minutes of the Community Development Committee meeting held on 13th September 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 4th October 2018 were received and noted.

10        To approve appointment of Cllr Julian Rodley to membership of Community Development Committee

The appointment of Councillor Julian Rodley to the Community Development Committee was ratified.

11        To approve amended Town Council Standing Orders, including updates regarding ‘Procurement’ regulations (includ3ed in NALC LTN 87 – Procurement)

The amended standing orders were approved and accepted.

12        To note signed approval of Annual Return for financial year ending 31st March 2018 by PKF Littlejohn LLP, External Auditor.  This concludes the financial year ending

31st March 2018

The audited annual return for financial year ending 31st March 2018 was approved and accepted.

13.       To receive update on staffing of Town Council office

Cllr Finnigan advised members the Staffing Sub-Committee held a meeting, where it was  agreed that in view of the fact that Town Clerk’s earliest return to work would be the end of January 2019, additional staffing would be provided by Pat May (Clerk to Gildersome Parish Council) on an ‘as and when required’ basis and the salary of the Deputy Town Clerk’s salary should reflect the increase in responsibility and workload from the date the Town Clerk’s sickness period commenced.

14        To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

15        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting was agreed to be held on Wednesday, 9th January 2019.

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 4TH JULY 2018

In the absence of the Mayor, Cllr R Bell, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr L Beever chaired the meeting.

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present:  Councillors L Beever (Deputy Mayor), R Finnigan, C Taylor, R Gettings,

S Kimberley, J Aveyard, J Sanders, D Harrison, S McGarroch, N Bullock, C Windle,

J Jackson, C Hill, A Dalton, D Marshall, W Whitehead, A Hutchison, H Bell, J Harrison,

J Rodley, J Elliott and W Kidger.

Cllr T Leadley (Morley North, LCC), K Oakley – Town Clerk, W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk and 2 members of the public also attended.

Apologies were received from Councillors R Bell, S Varley and H Evans.

2          Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests
Cllrs A Hutchison, R Gettings J Elliott and W Kidger declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all Ward members.

3          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

None.

4          To approve the minutes of the Extraordinary Full Council meeting held on 6th June 2018

The minutes of the Extraordinary Full Council Meeting held on 6th June 2018 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5          To receive Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 23rd May 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of the meeting held on 27th June 2018

The Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 23rd May 2018 were received and noted.

The ‘draft’ Minutes of Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on

27th June 2018 were received and noted.

Minute 8 – To consider and approve expenditure of £6,000 being one-third of the total cost of £18,000 in respect of refurbishment of Morley War Memorial, Scatcherd Park.  Expenditure to be taken from CIL Funds (Note: Members’ approval is subject to confirmation from Leeds CC that CIL Funds can be used in this way.  The Town Clerk has sought permission via Corporate Financial Management and City Development),

Following a discussion, this expenditure was agreed.

Minute 18(ii) – To consider and approve expenditure of £6,000.00 re. improvement works to grass verges on Dewsbury Road, Tingley.

This item was previously discussed at the 23/5/18 meeting and referred to the Highways & Transportation Committee for consideration and report back.

As the work has already been completed, this is considered retrospective, however, the above item of CIL expenditure was supported, but will require ratification by Full Council.

Following a lengthy discussion, this item was put to the vote and a recorded vote was requested.

For                   16

Against              4

Abstentions       2

Therefore, this item of expenditure was agreed.

6          To receive Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 29th May 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 19th June 2018

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 29th May 2018 and ‘draft minutes of the meeting held on 19th June 2018 were received and noted.

7          To receive Minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on

16th May 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 20th June 2018

The minutes of the Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 16th May 2018 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 20th June 2018 were received and noted.

8          To receive Minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on

3rd May 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 7th June 2018

The minutes of the Community Development Committee meeting held on 3rd May 2018 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 7th June 2018 were received and noted.

9          To Review Town Council’s Press & Media Policy for 2018/19

The Town Council’s Press and Media Policy was reviewed and noted.

10        To approve ‘draft’ Records Management Policy

The ‘draft’ Records Management Policy was approved and agreed.

11        To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

(i)         Email dated 3/7/18 from YLCA.

This item of correspondence was noted.

12        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting to be advised.

 

 

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 6TH JUNE 2018

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Councillors R Bell (Mayor), L Beever, S Kimberley, J Aveyard, D Marshall,

A Rhodes, W Whitehead, J Sanders, A Hutchison, C Taylor, J Harrison, S Varley, J Elliott,

C Windle, N Bullock, A Dalton, C Hill, S McGarroch and D Harrison.

Apologies were received from Cllrs W Kidger, R Gettings, R Finnigan, J Jackson and

H Bell.

2          Declarations of Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllrs A Hutchison and J Elliott declared an ‘other’ interest, in any appropriate items as Leeds City Council Ward Members.

3          To approve Adoption of revised Standing Orders

Copies of the ‘draft’ revised Model Standing Orders had been distributed to members.

A question was asked regarding standing order 25; the Town Clerk undertook to clarify this with YLCA and report back to the next meeting.  It was proposed and agreed to adopt Model Standing Orders 2018 (England).

4          To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 8th May 2018

            The Minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 8th May 2018 were received and noted.

 5          To consider the findings of the Annual Internal Control Review for 2017/18 carried out by a Member of the Audit Committee and the Town Clerk

The information contained in the Annual Internal Control Review for 2017/18 was considered, received and noted.

6          To approve the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 – Section 1 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2018

It was proposed and agreed to approve the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 – Section 1 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended

31st March 2018.  Questions 1-8 were to be answered ‘yes’, question 9 is N/A.

7          To deal with the Accounting Statements for 2017/18 – Section 2 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return, as follows:-

(i)         Consider the Accounting Statements by the members meeting as a whole

                        The Accounting Statements for 2017/18 were considered by all members present

and

(ii)        Approve the Accounting Statements by Resolution

It was resolved that the Accounting Statements for 2017/18 be approved

and

(iii)       Ensure the Accounting Statements are signed and dated by the Chairman of this meeting.

            This was done following the meeting.

8          To deal with matters concerning General Data Protection Regulations (w.e.f. 25th May 2018), as follows:-

(i)         To discuss the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (item deferred from meeting held on 9th May 2018)

The Town Clerk suggested that this item be deferred until costings were available from YLCA re. the provision of a DPO Service.

(ii)        To approve a Document Storage and Disposal Policy

                        The document distributed was proposed and agreed.

            (iii)       To approve use of the following:-

  •      Privacy Notice – staff
  •      Privacy Notice – general
  •      Consent Form
  •      Revised and updated Inventory of Data Captured, Stored and Processed

It was proposed and agreed that the above forms (a) to (d) be used by Morley Town Council.

9          Date and time of next meeting

            The next scheduled Full Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, 4th July 2018.

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 7TH MARCH 2018

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Councillors R Finnigan (Mayor), R Bell, C Taylor, R Gettings, S Kimberley,

J Aveyard, S Varley, J Sanders, D Harrison, L Beever, H Evans, S McGarroch, N Bullock,

C Windle, J Jackson, C Hill, A Dalton, D Marshall, W Whitehead, J Elliott and W Kidger.

L Finnigan (Mayoress), C Bell (Deputy Mayoress), Cllr T Leadley (Morley North Ward, LCC), and a representative from the MPs office also attended.

Apologies were received from Councillors N Dawson, A Hutchison, H Bell, A Rhodes and

J Harrison.

2          To receive Mayor’s Announcements

The Mayor requested volunteers for the Schools Music Festival, 24/3/18.

The Mayor extended his thanks to the Mayoress, Deputy Mayoress and the Clerks for a successful Mayoress “At Home” 27/1/18, raising over £1,000 for the Mayor’s charities.

The Mayor’s annual dinner will be held on Saturday, 14/4/18 at Thornfield House, Bruntcliffe Road.

3          Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllrs R Finnigan, R Gettings J Elliott and S Varley declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all Ward members.

         To consider and approve six month’s leave of absence for Cllr N Dawson (note: the six months period will commence from the date of the last meeting attended, i.e. 5th October 2017)

This item was agreed.

 5          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

            None.

6          To approve the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 17th January 2018

The minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 17th January 2018 were agreed as a true and correct record.

7          To receive ‘draft’ minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 20th January 2018

The ‘draft’ minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 20th January 2018 were received and noted.

 8          To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on

1st February 2018

The ‘draft’ minutes of the Community Development Committee meeting held on 1st February 2018 were received and noted.

9          To receive Minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on

10th January 2018 and ‘draft’ Minutes of meeting held on 14th February 2018

The minutes of the Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on

10th January 2018 and the ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 14th February 2018 were received and noted.

10        To approve appointment of Cllr Charlotte Hill to membership of Planning Committee

            This item was agreed.

 11        To discuss proposal re. Town Council Ambassadors – Cllr R Gettings

            Cllr Gettings gave a verbal report on this item.          

12        To receive a verbal update on ‘Morley Fairtrade’ – Cllr R Finnigan

            Cllr Finnigan gave a verbal update and informed members the coffee morning would take place on Saturday, 10th March in St Mary’s, Morley.

13        To consider information contained in email dated 17/1/18 from Yorkshire Local Councils Associations re. ’Dementia Friendly Councils’

Cllr Finnigan gave a verbal update on this item.  Cllr Hill offered contact details for Dementia training.

14        To receive items of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

15        Date and time of next meeting

            The date of the next meeting to be advised.

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH JANUARY 2018       

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present:  Councillors R Finnigan (Mayor), R Bell, C Taylor, A Rhodes, R Gettings,

S Kimberley, J Aveyard, S Varley, H Bell, J Sanders, D Harrison, L Beever, H Evans, J Elliott,

J Harrison, S McGarroch, N Bullock, C Windle and A Dalton.

K Oakley – Town Clerk and W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk,

L Finnigan (Mayoress), C Bell (Deputy Mayoress) and Cllr T Leadley (Morley North Ward, LCC), also attended.

Apologies were received from Councillors W Whitehead, N Dawson, D Marshall, J Jackson,

W Kidger and A Hutchison.

 

2          To receive Mayor’s Announcements

The Mayor reported on his attendance at various events. The very best wishes of all members of the Town Council were expressed to Cllr N Dawson for his speedy recovery, and to Cllr D Marshall and his wife, Cynthia, who are both unwell.

 

3          Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests
Cllrs R Finnigan, R Gettings J Elliott and S Varley declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all Ward members.

4          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

None.

5          To approve the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 1st November 2017

The minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 1st November 2017 were agreed as a true and correct record.

6          To receive minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 30th November 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 4th January 2018

The minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on

30th November 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 4th January 2018, were received and noted.

7          To receive minutes of Planning Committee meetings held on 21st November and

19th December 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 9th January 2018

The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 21st November and 19th December 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 9th January 2018 were received and noted.

8          To receive minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on

2nd November 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 4th January 2018

The minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 2nd November 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 4th January 2018 were received and noted.

9          To receive minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on

15th November 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on 19th December 2017

The minutes of the Highways & Transportation Committee meeting held on 15th November 2017 and the ‘draft’ minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on 19th December 2017 were received and noted.

10        To receive ‘draft’ Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 21st November 2017

The ‘draft’ Minutes of the Audit Committee meeting held on 21st November 2017 were received and noted.

11        To receive a verbal update on ‘Morley Fairtrade’ – Cllr R Finnigan

Cllr R Finnigan is standing-in for Cllr N Dawson on the ‘Morley Fairtrade’ Steering Group, until Cllr Dawson is well enough to return.

Cllr Finnigan reported on his recent attendance at a meeting and updated members on progress.

12        To consider and approve completion of Letter of Agreement re. Town Centre wi-fi with Morley Town Council as lead partner

Members had been provided with a ‘draft’ copy of the Agreement.  It was proposed and agreed that the ‘draft’ letter be approved for signature on behalf of the Town Council.

13        To approve Budgets for 2018/19 – see attached report and information from Town Clerk

Budget information for 2018/19 had been sent to all members.  The budget information, as distributed, was proposed, seconded and approved.

14        To agree Precept of £204,379 for 2018/19

A Precept of £204,379 for 2018/19, was agreed.

15        To note amount of “anticipated” Local Council Tax Support Grant from Leeds CC for 2018/19 of £13,479

The “anticipated” Local Council Tax support Grant of £13,479 for 2018/19 was noted.

16        To receive items of correspondence

(i)         Email 22/12/17 from YLCA, re. ‘Raising Awareness of the Potential for Bird Flu’ – copy attached.

(ii)        Email 22/12/17 from YLCA, re. ‘Application of Referendum Principles in the Next Three Years’ – copy attached.

(iii)       WRU p.4 – ‘Know Your Council’s Code of Conduct’ – see attached copy and attached Legal Topic Note (LTN) 80 issued in November 2012.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

17        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next scheduled Full Council meeting is Wednesday, 7th March 2018 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER 2017

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence

Present:  Councillors R Finnigan (Mayor), R Gettings, S Kimberley, J Aveyard, A Hutchison, S Varley, J Sanders, W Whitehead, D Harrison, L Beever, H Evans, J Elliott, J Harrison, S McGarroch, D Marshall, J Jackson, C Windle, A Dalton, N Bullock (late arrival) and W Kidger (late arrival).  K Oakley – Town Clerk and W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Councillors C Taylor, R Bell, A Rhodes and N Dawson.

2          To receive Mayor’s Announcements

The Mayor reported on his attendance at various events.

Cllrs N Bullock and W Kidger arrived at this point.

3          Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

Cllrs R Finnigan, R Gettings J Elliott and S Varley declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all ward members.

Cllr A Dalton declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in agenda item 8 – Community Development Committee meeting minutes of 5th October 2017, as he is a member of the applicant organisation.

Cllrs S Kimberley, A Hutchison, S Varley, J Elliott and D Harrison declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 8 – Community Development Committee meeting minutes of 5th October 2017, as they are all members of the RSSG.

4          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

            None.

5          To approve the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 6th September 2017

The minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 6th September 2017 were agreed as a true and correct record.

6          To receive minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 21st September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 19th October 2017

The minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 21st September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 19th October 2017, were received and noted.

Minute 10 – 21/9/17

Members to consider and agree item, as per attached report from Town Clerk re. expenditure in respect of proposed Arts Space.  It was agreed that the £25,000 contribution towards the proposed Arts Space be taken from 2017/18 Reserves and not the ‘Major Projects’ budget, as previously agreed.

Minute 11 – 21/9/17

It was agreed that an additional grant of £2,000 be given to the Royal Society of St George from Reserves in the 2017/18 financial year.

7          To receive minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 19th September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 17th October 2017  

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 19th September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 17th October 2017 were received and noted.

 

8          To receive minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 7th September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 5th October 2017

The minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 7th September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of the meeting held on 5th October 2017 were received and noted.

9          To receive minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 13th September 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 11th October 2017

The minutes of the Highways & Transportation Committee meeting held on 13th September 2017 and the ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 11th October 2017 were received and noted.

10        To note information contained in attached report from Town Clerk re. Enforcement Officer, and associated expenditure

The information contained in a report from the Town Council re. Enforcement Officer and associated expenditure, was noted.

11        To receive items of correspondence

None received.

12        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next scheduled Full Council meeting is Wednesday, 17th January 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

1          Attendance and Apologies for Absence
Present:  Councillors R Finnigan (Mayor), R Gettings, S Kimberley, J Aveyard, S Varley, J Sanders, W Whitehead, L Beever, R Bell, J Elliott, W Kidger, S McGarroch, D Marshall, J Jackson, N Bullock, D Harrison, H Bell, N Dawson, C Windle and A Dalton.

K Oakley – Town Clerk, W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk and Cllr T Leadley (Morley North ward) also attended.

Apologies were received from Councillors H Evans, J Harrison, A Rhodes and A Foster.

2          To receive Mayor’s Announcements

The Mayor reported on his attendance at various events.

3          Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests
Cllrs R Finnigan, R Gettings J Elliott, N Dawson and S Varley declared an ‘other’ interest relating to any appropriate LCC items, as they are all ward members.

4          To receive Public Questions (if any pre-notified)

None.

5          Presentation by R Kennedy – Town Centre Manager

R Kennedy attended and gave a short presentation on the Business Improvement District proposals and the situation regarding volunteers for Town Council events.

6          To approve the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 5th July 2017

The minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 5th July 2017 were agreed as a true and correct record.

7          To receive minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 29th June 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 27th July 2017

A question was asked regarding Minute 5 (27/7/17) – Enforcement Officer.  Cllr R Finnigan provided a verbal update and it is hoped that the position will commence on 1st October 2017.

The minutes of the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee meeting held on 29th June 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 27th July 2017, were received and noted.

8          To receive minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 18th July 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 15th August 2017

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18th May 2017 and ‘draft’ minutes of meeting held on 15th August 2017 were received and noted.

9          To receive ‘draft’ minutes of Community Development Committee meeting held on 6th July 2017  

Cllr Dawson pointed out that he attended the meeting held on 6th July 2017, but this is not recorded in the minutes.
Subject to the  above amendment, the ‘draft’ minutes of the Community Development Committee meeting held on 6th July 2017 were received and noted.

10        To receive ‘draft’ minutes of Highways and Transportation Committee meeting held on 19th July 2017 

The ‘draft’ minutes of the Highways & Transportation Committee meeting held on 19th July 2017 were received and noted.

11        To note signed approval of Annual Return for financial year ending 31st March 2017 by PKF Littlejohn LLP, External Auditors.  This concludes the financial year ending 31st March 2017

The Annual Return for financial year ending 31st March 2017, approved by PKF Littlejohn LLP, External Auditors, was noted.

12        To approve arrangements for consideration of CIL expenditure

A report had been prepared and distributed by the Town Clerk, setting out a procedure for dealing with CIL expenditure.

It was proposed and agreed that the Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee deals with the consideration of CIL expenditure, in accordance with existing Financial Regulations.

13        To review ‘Committees’ Structure and Delegated Functions’

In light of item 12 above, the ‘Committees’ Structure and Delegated Functions’ was reviewed, with an addition under ‘Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee’ relating to CIL expenditure.

14        To approve Annual Report for 2016/17

The ‘draft’ Annual Report for 2016/17 sent out to all members, was approved for distribution.

15        To receive items of correspondence

None received.

16        Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next scheduled Full Council meeting is Wednesday, 1st November 2017 at 7pm.

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