Falkirk Council Agenda - 06 December 2017, 10:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 10:00 on 06 December 2017.

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RECORD OF VOTES View Papers
Pupils from Comely Park Primary School will provide Christmas entertainment for Members and Staff at 9.30 am.
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 Special Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 15 September 2017; View Papers
(b)Minute of Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 20 September 2017;  View Papers
(c)Minute of Special Meeting of Falkirk Council held on 20 October 2017;  View Papers
(d)Volume of Minutes - Volume 2 2017/18, and  View Papers
(e)Information Bulletin - Volume 2 2017/18.  View Papers
4Questions

Questions submitted in accordance with Standing Orders will be published in advance of the meeting. View Papers
5Rolling Action Log  View Papers
6Deputation

In terms of Standing Order 33.1, an application has been received from Elizabeth Shand, Chairperson Falkirk Festival Chorus but also on behalf of Caledonian Choir and Tryst Orchesters for admission to the meeting as a deputation to be heard.

In accordance with Standing Order 33.1, Council is asked to decide whether it wishes to receive the deputation. If Council resolves in the affirmative, the deputation should not exceed five persons with only one member entitled to address Council, except in reply to questions from members.
7Referral - Executive 28 November 2017
Treasury Management - Interim Review 2017



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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8Scrutiny Plan 2017



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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9Police Scotland Local Police Plan - 2017 to 2020



Report by the Chief Executive.
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10Revenue Budget 2018/19 and 2019/2020



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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(a)Revenue Budget 2018/19 & 2019/2020

(a) Falkirk Integration Joint Board - Business Case 2018/19

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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11Mixed Use Development to Include a Mixed Tenure Care Village: Including Residential Care Home, Retirement Housing, Supported Housing Units and a Hotel all with Associated Services, Landscaping and Infrastructure at Land to the North of Manor House, Maddiston, Falkirk, for ERM Ltd - P/16/0756/PPP



Report by the Director of Development Services.
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12Boundary Commission for Scotland: 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies - Summary of Revised Proposals



Report by the Chief Executive.
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13Review of Polling Districts: Ward 1 - Bo'ness and Blackness



Report by the Chief Executive.
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14Provost's Award



Report by the Chief Executive.
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15Amendment to Integration Scheme for Health & Social Care



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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16Appointment to Planning Committee



Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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17Execution of Deeds

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.
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18Motion

A motion submitted in accordance with Standing Order 29 is set out below. As the motion refers to matters within the remit of the Executive it will stand referred to the Executive, 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.
(a)Universal Credit

Council notes with serious concern the potential impact of the roll out of Universal Credit in the Falkirk area from March 2018 which will put more local families in debt. There are currently 603 council tenants (737 householders) who are in receipt of Universal Credit. The total rent owed by these tenants has increased by over 130k since they first applied for Universal Credit, mirroring the experience of other Scottish Local Authorities where at least 80% of claimants are in arrears.

It is anticipated that around half of all claimants of Universal Credit will be worse off than they would have been on the legacy benefits.

Council therefore asks officers to bring a report to the Executive early in the new year indicating the potential impacts on local people, including tenants and on council resources along with interventions that might be put in place to mitigate the impact and prevent homelessness.

Proposed by Councillor Meiklejohn
19Exclusion of Public

If so resolved in terms of Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, exclude from the meeting the press and public for the following item of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 11&12 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the said Act.
20Equal Pay Update

Report by the Director of Corporate and Housing Services.