Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

To consider the extent, if any, to which the public and press are to be excluded from the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest, if any.

4.

Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 18th January, 2024 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

5.

To receive any announcements from the Chair of Council, the Mayor, Members of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service.

6.

Questions from the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13:-

(a)   Question from Mr David Dixon to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

On a Saturday night is it safe to wait for a bus at Frenchgate bus station?”

 

A. Items where the Public and Press may not be excluded.

For Decision

7.

Council's Corporate Plan 2024/25. pdf icon PDF 567 KB

Additional documents:

8.

Capital Strategy & Capital Budget 2024/25 - 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 800 KB

9.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2024/25- 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 711 KB

10.

Revenue Budget 2024/25 - 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

11.

Housing Revenue Account Budget 2024/25 - 2027/28 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

12.

Council Tax Setting and Statutory Resolutions 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 628 KB

13.

To Review the Council Tax Long-term Empty Homes Premium pdf icon PDF 373 KB

14.

Council Tax Premium on Periodically Occupied Properties (Unoccupied but Substantially Furnished) pdf icon PDF 515 KB

15.

Annual Pay Policy Statement 2024/2025 pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Additional documents:

16.

Questions by Elected Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 15.2 and 15.3:-

 

(i)        Questions on Notice to the Executive:-

 

(a)      Question from Councillor Nick Allen to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

As you will be aware, there has been an issue with St Leger Homes carrying out statutory Electrical Safety Inspections. Apparently the previous contractor was unable to complete the job and so another contractor, Concorde, was recently appointed to undertake the work. Unfortunately, Concorde had to start from scratch because of missing paperwork.  Many tenants, therefore, will experience a duplicate Electrical Safety Inspection. Do you know how many St Leger Homes tenants will be affected by this? Obviously the duplicate tests have caused inconvenience to tenants and residents. Will the council and St Leger Homes apologise and could you explain why the original contractor was unable to complete the work?”

 

(b)      Question from Councillor Jane Cox to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

How many vacancies are there across the Council. What is the breakdown by Directorate. Which position has been vacant the longest and for how long?”

 

(c)       Question from Councillor Martin Greenhalgh to the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones:-

 

"I submitted a Councillor online request on behalf of Councillor Nigel Cannings and myself for a “20 is plenty” scheme for the whole of Tickhill. To be fair, the Council’s Highways department responded with comprehensive reasoning why this is not possible. However, we and Tickhill Town Council for specific reasons, request the Mayor support a full review of this proposal."

 

(d)     Question from Councillor Glenn Bluff to Councillor Joe Blackham:-

 

“Following Councillor Blackham’s update at the last full Council could he provide assurance to both members and residents that the halting of work on the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), as advocated by my motion from 2023 and endorsed by full Council, will not impede efforts to secure funding for the bypass? This project had been highlighted by the Prime Minister in his 2023 address as part of an Hickleton to A19 scheme and we seek confirmation that, upon approval of any business case and the allocation of funds, the construction of the bypass would commence from the Hickleton end.”

 

(e)      Question from Councillor Laura Bluff to Councillor Lani-Mae Ball:-

 

“How many council paid teachers are on long term sick and what is the cost to the council and their relevant grades?”

 

(ii)          Questions without Notice to the Executive and the Chairs of Committees.

 

For Information and Not Endorsement

17.

Annual Report on Executive Decisions Taken under Special Urgency Provisions pdf icon PDF 301 KB

18.

To receive the minutes of the following Joint Authorities.

(Please click on links to view these minutes)

A.     South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Board held on 9th January 2024.

SYMCA Board 9th January 2024

B.     South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority held on 15th January 2024.

SYFRA 15th January 2024

C.    South Yorkshire Pensions Authority held on 7th September 2023.

SYPA 7th September 2023

D.    South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel held on 11th December 2023.

SYPCP 11th December 2023