Councillors Present:

Cllr J Burrell

Cllr S Thredgle

Cllr P Cutler

Cllr K Kelly

Cllr J McQueen

Cllr M Mitchell

Cllr C Pearce

In Attendance

E Shrubsole – RFO

 

47/02/20CL: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr L Canham, Cllr J Hoadley, Cllr J Fukes and Cllr L Howes

48/02/20CL: TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

49/01/20CL: TO RESOLVE KALC LOCAL COMMUNITY AWARD NOMINATION TO PAUL WINCHESTER FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE PARISH THROUGH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Members agreed that Paul Winchester was more than deserving of a nomination for this award for the hard work and service he has provided. Members felt that it would be better suited to revisit this once the Neighbourhood Plan is fully completed so resolved to postpone this nomination.

50/02/20CL: TO RESOLVE THE PARISH AWARD FOR RECOGNITION OF EXCEPTIONAL OR LONG SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY TO PAUL WINCHESTER FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE PARISH THROUGH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Members agreed that Paul Winchester was more than deserving of this award for the hard work and service he has provided. Members felt that it would be better suited to revisit this once the Neighbourhood Plan is fully completed so resolved to postpone this award.

 

51/02/20CL: TO FORMALLY APPROVE THE ANNUAL COUNCIL BUDGET 2020-21

  1. Approval of Annual Budget for 2020-21 and submission of precept request.

Following consideration and approval by the Finance & Audit committee, the annual council budget for 2020-21 was presented for ratification and adoption

 

The budget proposed a precept sum of sum of £444,659

 

The council tax base for 2020-21 was confirmed as 4,254.71. The Council Tax Support Grant was confirmed at £7,021, £7,020 in 2019-20. The S136 Grant was confirmed at £ NIL, reduced from £4,150 in 2019-20.

 

Taking into account the respective sums, the budget represented an annual charge of £104.51 for a Band D property, representing an increase of £ 13.63 or 15%.

Resolved:

  • Approval and adoption of the council’s budget as outlined for 2020-21

Submission of the precept request of £444,659 to Dartford Borough Council