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Appointment Of Chairman
In light of the Chairman having sent her apologies to this meeting, nominations were invited to serve as Chairman for the duration of this meeting.
It was then:
That Cllr M F Saltern be appointed Chairman for the duration of this meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interest, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;
Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting but none was made.
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To consider a report that calculates and sets out the Council Tax having taken account of the precepts notified to the Council from Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Devon and Somerset Fire Authority and the Town and Parish Councils.
Consideration was given to a report that calculated and set out the Council Tax for 2018/19, having taken into account the precepts as notified from Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, and the Town and Parish Councils.
Members considered the detail of the report and, in so doing, made particular reference to:-
(a) an acknowledgment that the average percentage precept increase being applied by Town and Parish Councils appeared to be comparatively lower for 2018/19;
(b) the £2,000 increase in contributions to the Ivybridge Ring and Ride. Some Members wished to thank the Leader and Deputy Leader for recommending this budgetary increase in recognition of the Ring and Ride taking on additional services.
It was then:
1. That it be noted that, in December 2017, the Senior Leadership Team, under delegated authority from full Council, approved the Council Tax Base for the year 2018/19:
2. That the Council Tax requirement for South Hams District Council’s own purposes for 2018/19 (excluding Parish precepts) is calculated at £6,072,207 (as outlined at Appendix B of the presented agenda report);
3. That the following amounts are calculated by the Council for the year 2017/18 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Localism Act 2011 (as outlined at Appendix B of the presented agenda report):