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Note: Proposed Selective Licensing Scheme (2020-2025)
Calling to Order of the Meeting
The meeting of the Council will be called to order to receive Her Worship The Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The meeting of the Council was called to order to receive Her Worship The Deputy Mayor.
It was moved by Mrs H E Loydall, seconded by K J Loydall JP and
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:
Councillor D M Carter deputise as Vice-Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.
An apology for absence was received from Her Worship the Mayor, Cllr Lynda Eaton JP and Councillors R F Eaton, D A Gamble and Mrs S B Morris.
An apology for absence was also received by Councillors Mrs R H Adams, N Alam, J W Boyce and G A Boulter, who had all notified the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting of a conflict of interest concerning the sole item of business to be transacted at the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.
Report of the Regulatory Services Manager
The Full Council gave consideration to the report (as set out at pages 1 - 245 of the agenda reports pack) which asked it to determine whether or not to adopt a Selective Licensing Scheme (2020-2025) (“the Scheme”) for the South Wigston Ward.
An amendment was moved by Councillor J Kaufman and seconded by Councillor Mrs L M Broadley, proposing that the Officer recommendation(s) be approved, subject to the inclusion of a payment by instalments option as per the terms set out at paragraphs 9.9 and 9.10 of the report (at page 10).
The instalment option would consist of:
· the first half of the application fee to be paid on submission of the licence application;
· the second half of the application fee to be paid within three months of the date of submission of the licence application; and
· payment of the enforcement fee to be made upon issue of the licence itself (within three months).
Members also specifically requested that in addition to an Annual Statement being presented to Full Council covering the progress of the Scheme during its five-year operation, a standing item should be added to the agenda for future meetings of the Licensing & Regulatory Committee, keeping Members informed with regard to matters such as the implementation of the Scheme, enforcement action taken and measurable outcomes.
The amendment was adopted into the substantive recommendation(s), which were then put to the vote and unanimously carried, as amended.
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:
(i) The recommendation(s) as set out at paragraph(s) 11 of the report (as set out at pages 10 - 11) be approved, subject to the inclusion of a payment by instalments option as per the terms set out at paragraphs 9.9 and 9.10 of the report (as set out at page 10); and
(ii) A Selective Licensing Scheme (2020-2025) be approved for the South Wigston Ward.