Agenda

Council - Monday, 27th June, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2LX

Contact: Carl Cheevers, Town Clerk Email:  carl.cheevers@harpenden.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary and/or personal interests that they may have in relation to items on this Agenda.

 

You should declare at this part of the meeting or when it becomes apparent your interest by stating:

 

(a)      the item you have the interest in

(b)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest and the nature of the interest, whereupon you will not participate in the discussion or vote on that matter, unless dispensation has been requested and granted

(c)      whether it is a personal interest and the nature of the interest

 

Members are also reminded of their obligation to report any amendment to their Register of Interests to the Town Clerk as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

3.

MAYOR'S REPORT AND URGENT ITEMS

4.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDING ORDER 22

5.

QUESTIONS WHICH HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL

6.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Annual Council Meeting held on 9 May 2022 – circulated herewith.

7.

MINUTES OF COMMITTEES AND WORKING PARTIES REPORTING TO THE COUNCIL

7.1

CORPORATE POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Corporate Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 15 June 2022 ­– circulated herewith with the following recommendation:

 

 

MIN 7.4        YEAR END ACCOUNTS 2021/22

 

The Committee noted the report and RESOLVED to recommend for

forwarding to the Council for approval:

 

(i)              The level of Reserves at the 31 March 2022, as set out in paragraph 4.8.

(ii)            The Statement of Accounts for the financial year 2021/22, as set out in appendix B.

 

7.2

PLANNING COMMITTEE

To receive the Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on:

 

5 April 2022 – previously circulated.

26 April 2022 – previously circulated.

17 May 2022 – previously circulated.

7 June 2022 – previously circulated.

7.3

ROTHAMSTED PARK FLOOD MANAGEMENT TASK & FINISH GROUP pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Rothamsted Park Flood Management Task & Finish Group meeting held on 19 May 2022 – circulated herewith.

 

8.

OFFICERS' REPORTS

8.1

FORWARD PLANNER AND RESOLUTION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Report attached.

8.2

BUSINESS PLAN UPDATE pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.3

ROTHAMSTED PARK FLOOD SURFACE WATER pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.4

CHANGE OF ANNUAL COUNCIL DATE MAY 2023 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Report attached.

8.5

APPROACH TO GROUNDS MAINTENANCE pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report attached.

8.6

AGP FACILITY

To receive a presentation.

8.7

MAYORAL PROTOCOLS pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Report attached.

8.8

REVIEW OF THE STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.9

COUNCILLOR TRAINING pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report attached.

8.10

YEAR END ACCOUNTS 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.11

INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.12

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Report attached.

8.13

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.14

TREASURY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.15

REVIEW OF INTERNAL CONTROL AND INTERNAL AUDIT ARRANGEMENTS pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

8.16

CONCOURSE UPDATE - VERBAL UPDATE

9.

EXEMPT BUSINESS

To RESOLVE that:

 

In view of the confidential nature of the following items, which relate to the business matters of other individuals and organisations, the public and accredited representatives of the press shall be excluded while they are discussed.  This is in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, as amended by the Local Government Act 1972.

 

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