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    Agenda item

    Council Tax 2009-2010 (Agenda Item 5)

    The Council is asked to pass a formal resolution on the setting of the Council Tax. 

    Minutes:

    Appendix F to the report, which had been inadvertently missed from the agenda, had been tabled at the start of the meeting.

     

    The Executive Member for Governance introduced this item and said that the process had been long and painful due to the many financial fluctuations outside the Council’s control.

     

    Following wide consultation and having received feedback from many sources she was pleased to announce a minimal 4p per week increase on a Band D property and to assure Members that good services would continue to be delivered.

     

    The Council’s precept had been set on 29 January and since then the precepts for others including the County Council, Police and Town and Parish Councils had been agreed.  These included the re-charge for public lighting, details of which were in the report.

     

    A Member asked why the bill for lighting in Thetford was so much greater than that for the other towns and it was pointed out that when the town was re-developed footpaths linking the town and residential areas had been located separately from the highways, meaning that provision for extra lighting was required.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1)           the formal Council Tax resolutions for 2009-2010 be approved;

     

    2)           the Special Expenses for 2009-2010, as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the report, be approved;

     

    3)           it be noted that the Council has calculated the following amounts for the year 2009-2010 in accordance with regulations made under Section 33(5) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:-

     

    a)           £42,050.69 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 as amended by Statutory Instruments 2003/3012 & 2003/3181 made under the Local Government Act 2003, as its Council Tax base for the year;

     

    b)           the figures shown in Appendix B to the report, being the amounts calculated by the Council in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its Council Tax base for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

     

    4)           the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2009-2010 in accordance with Sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 as amended:-

     

    a)           £68,812,098        being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(2)(a) to (e) of the Act;

     

    b)           £52,466,720        being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(3)(a) to (c) of the Act;

     

    c)            £16,345,378        being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 32(4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year;

     

    d)           £11,297,632        being the aggregate of the sums which the Council estimates will be payable for the year into its general fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates, revenue support grant, increased by the amount of the sums which the Council estimates will be transferred in the year from its collection fund to its general fund in accordance with Section 97(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (council tax surplus);

     

    e)                       £120.04          being the amount at (c) above less the amount at (d) above, all divided by the amount at (a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year;

     

    f)              £2,354,228          being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act;          

     

    g)                       £64.05            being the amount at (e) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (f) above by the amount at (a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its areas to which no special item relates;

     

    h)            the figures shown in Appendix C to the report, being the amounts given by adding to the amount at (g) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate;

     

    i)              the figures shown in Appendix D to the report, being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (g) and (h) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

     

    5)           it be noted that for the year 2009-2010 the Norfolk County Council and Police Authority have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

     

     

    Norfolk County Council

     

    Police Authority

    Band A

     

    £749.16

    £123.72

    Band B

     

    £874.02

    £144.34

    Band C

     

    £998.88

    £164.96

    Band D

     

    £1,123.74

    £185.58

    Band E

     

    £1,373.46

    £226.82

    Band F

     

    £1,623.18

    £268.06

    Band G

     

    £1,872.90

    £309.30

    Band H

     

    £2,247.48

    £371.16

     

    6)           that having calculated the aggregate in each case the amounts at 4(i) and 5 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the amounts in Appendix E to the report, as the amount of Council Tax for 2009-2010 of the categories of dwellings shown.

     

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