Falkirk Council Agenda - 17 December 2014, 09:30 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 09:30 on 17 December 2014.

Number Item
1SEDERUNT
2DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.
3MINUTES AND INFORMATION BULLETIN
(a)Minute of Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 8 October 2014.  View Papers
(b)Minute of Special Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 12 November 2014 View Papers
(c)Volume of Minutes - Volume 3 2014/15 and  View Papers
(d)Information Bulletin - Volume 3 2014/2015  View Papers
4QUESTIONS

Questions submitted in accordance with Standing Orders.
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5REFERRAL FROM THE AUDIT COMMITTEE - 22 SEPTEMBER 2014
(a)(i) AUDIT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2013/14

Report by the Chief Governance Officer.
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6REFERRALS FROM THE EXECUTIVE - 2 DECEMBER 2014
(a)(i) EXECUTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS:
APPOINTMENT OF ELECTED MEMBERS TO OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS- SCRUTINY PANEL REVIEW

Report by the Chief Governance Officer.
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(b)(ii) TREASURY MANAGEMENT INTERIM REVIEW 2014 - 15

Report by the Chief Finance Officer.
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7REFERRAL FROM THE JOINT MEETING OF THE PENSIONS COMMITTEE/PANEL - 11 DECEMBER 2014
(a)(i) PENSION FUND - GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS

Report by the Chief Finance Officer.
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8APPOINTMENTS - COSLA and SEStran

Report by the Chief Governance Officer.
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9EXECUTION OF DEEDS

Report by the Chief Governance Officer.
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10NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of motion submitted in accordance with Standing Order 29 are set out below. Motions that refer to matters within the remit of the Executive, or Education Executive, will stand referred to the appropriate body, without discussion, unless:-

(1) special circumstances exist which, in opinion of the Provost (having consulted with the Council Leader and the Leader of the Opposition) requires an exception to be made;

(2) two thirds of the members present vote in favour of the matter being discussed; or

(3) the motion raises an issue with significant impact on the Council area which the Provost, having consulted with the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition, considers suitable for debate at Council.

The following motions stand referred to the Executive unless otherwise determined by the Provost, having consulted with the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition.
(a)Disabled Parking

Waiver of 20 administration charges for Disabled Parking Permit applications by veterans of her Majesty's Armed Forces.

We as a nation have recently marked the outbreak of the First World War, which became known also as The War to end all Wars.

We hold services and lay wreaths in commemoration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and it is right that we do this, however, we cannot, indeed must not forget those who return, often bearing the scars, both mental and physical. We owe a moral duty to our Armed Forces veterans who have been disabled as a result of their service.

In recognition of which this council waives from this date, the 20 charge which would otherwise be incurred by a bona fide military veteran, based on the current criteria, i.e. in receipt of a compensation award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), or in receipt of War Pensioners Mobility Supplement, when applying for a disabled persons parking permit (Blue Badge Scheme).

Proposed by Councillor Turner
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(b)Financial Transaction Tax

Council notes as a result of government's cuts programme since 2010 and the impact of those cuts upon ordinary people that an alternative is required on the driven attack on public services - namely the introduction of a levy of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on speculative activities - otherwise known as the Robin Hood Tax.

Falkirk Council therefore calls upon government(s) to enact the FTT and use the revenues from this measure to reverse the ongoing cuts in revenue grants to our council.

Proposed by Councillor C Martin.
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(c)Provision of Defibrillators

Quick and ready access to Defibrillators have been proven to save lives.

Falkirk Council therefore supports the partnership between the Scottish Government , British Heart Foundation and The Scottish Ambulance Service to seek new opportunities to not only extend the number of Defibrillators available in public places but also to map the locations of existing and new equipment and promote that knowledge.

Council therefore agrees to bring forward a report on how Falkirk Council can participate in this campaign with specific requests on how we can;

" Identify high risk buildings and places
" Increase the number of pieces of equipment
" Assist with the mapping process.

Proposed by Councillor Alexander.
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