Agenda

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Ruthin LL15 1YN

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PART 1 - THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS PART OF THE MEETING

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting.

3.

URGENT MATTERS AS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

4.

CHAIRMAN'S DIARY pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To note the civic engagements undertaken by the Chairman of the Council (copy attached).

 

5.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of County Council held on 4 December 2018 (copy attached).

6.

APPROVAL OF THE COUNCIL'S BUDGET 2019/20 (FINAL PROPOSALS) pdf icon PDF 370 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Finance (copy attached) to provide an update of the budget process and the impact of the Local Government Settlement and to approve the budget for 2019/20, including the level of Council Tax.

 

Additional documents:

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COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report by the Service Delivery Manager and the Chief Accountant (copy attached) to adopt the All Wales Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013 and the Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Amendments Regulations 2018, in respect of the 2019/20 financial year.

 

Additional documents:

8.

WELSH GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER - REFORM OF FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITIES IN WALES pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Legal, HR & Democratic Services (copy attached) to seek Members’ views on the White Paper – Reform of Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.

 

Additional documents:

9.

NOTICE OF MOTION

Notice of Motion put forward by Councillor Gwyneth Kensler for consideration by Full Council:

 

“This Council notes with concern DCC’s Corporate Risk Register entry for Brexit.

 

This Council further notes:

·       Care Forum Wales’ concerns that the Care Industry is at ‘crisis point’ warning that the long-term effects of Brexit could lead to a massive staffing shortage;

·       The total exports from Denbighshire & Conwy in 2016 was £188m.  Of this £102m – 55% - went to the EU.  For Flintshire and Wrexham total exports amounted to £5,051, of which £4,382 – 87% - went to the EU;

·       Wales is a net beneficiary of the EU, receiving around £245m more from the EU than what we pay in;

·       The UK Government’s Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP’s, comments earlier this month saying that departure without a deal would cause “turbulence.  It would hit those who are our smaller farmers and smaller food businesses.  It’s a grim but inescapable fact that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the effective tariffs on beef and sheep meat would be above 40% - in some cases well above that”;

·       That every credible economic forecast, shows that Brexit – both with Theresa May’s deal and without, will damage the UK economy;

·       The negotiations over these past two years have exposed the complexities of the various leave options.

 

This Council recognises that in Denbighshire, 13.5% of all local business units on 10 March 2018 were in the ‘Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing’ industry.  This was the largest business industry classification.

 

This Council is concerned:

·       of the potential impact of Brexit on the Health and Social Care sectors in Denbighshire;

·       at the potential impact of Brexit on the local economy of Denbighshire.

 

Given this new information and the details known about the proposed deal, this Council calls on the UK Parliament to put the options now available, including the option to remain a member of the EU, before the people for a People’s Vote.”

 

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COUNTY COUNCIL FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To consider the Council’s forward work programme (copy attached).

 

 
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