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Council Meeting – 8th December 2022

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: David McGifford – Chief Officer Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

All members sit on the Council

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1. Apologies for absence

Members are respectfully reminded of the necessity to submit any apologies for absence in advance and to give a reason for non-attendance.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings (Enclosed)

To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 29th September 2022 .

3. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

Members are requested to declare both “non-pecuniary” and “pecuniary” interests’ as early in the meeting as they become aware of it.

4. Questions from Members of the Public

There will be 15 minutes at each meeting to receive any questions from Members of the Public, either verbally at the meeting including those which have been received in writing 7 days prior to the meeting.

5. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to Council Business, but no discussion or decisions may be taken at the meeting.

6. Town Mayor’s Announcements and Engagements (Enclosed)

To receive any announcements by the Town Mayor and to receive a list of the Mayor’s engagements.

7. Outstanding Actions

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings and to provide an update on any work in progress.

8. Annual Pay Agreement 2022/23 (Enclosed)

As recommended by the Financial and Policy Committee on 24th November 2022:

    1.  To note and the National Joint Council Annual Pay Agreement award for 2022-2023.
    2. To approve an overspend on the salary budgets.
    3.  To note that the back dated pay due from 1st April 2022 to 30th November 2022 will be paid in  the December 2022 payroll.

9. Budget and Precept 2023-24 (Enclosed)

As recommended by the Financial and Policy Committee on 24th November 2022:

    1. To approve the 2023-2024 budget.
    2. To approve Precept requirement of £1,068,179 for 2023-2024 which equates to a rise of 3.65% /£3.40 per Band D household.
    3. To approve the year end movement of Ear Marked Reserves for 2022-2023.
    4. To approve the movement for expenditure from Ear Marked Reserves for 2023-2024.

10. Community and Environment Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Community and Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd September 2022.

11. Finance and Policy Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Finance and Policy Committee meeting held on 29th September 2022.

12. Planning Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 8th September and 13th October 2022.

13. Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee meetings held on 4th August 2022.

14. Cheshire East Councillors’ Reports

To Suspend Standing Orders to allow Councillors from the principal authority to report on matters relating to or impacting on Congleton.

15. Making Roads Safer around Schools and Residential areas by adopting 20mph speed limits  (Report attached 2/12/22)

To consider a proposal from the Integrated Transport Working Group in response to  Cheshire East Council Highways request for streets that could potentially be considered for 20mph speed limits.