Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Committee considered a report on the Crewe Business Improvement District ballot and the way the Council should vote in the ballot.
The Council was responsible for the payment of business rates for thirteen hereditaments within the proposed Business Improvement District (BID) and therefore would be entitled to vote thirteen times in the BID ballot and, if the ballot was successful, be liable to pay the levy for its hereditaments falling within the scope of the BID proposal. The estimated BID levy on the Council was £16,447 and would be payable over the five-year term of the BID.
RESOLVED (unanimously): That the Committee
1 approve that the Council shall vote ‘Yes’ in support of the Crewe BID proposal in the Crewe BID ballot, delegating authority to the Director of Growth and Enterprise to complete, sign and return ballot papers on behalf of the Council.
2 in the event the Council is requested to attend the Business Improvement District meetings in an advisory capacity, the Director of Growth and Enterprise accept and agree the most appropriate officer representation and empower that officer to provide such advice to Business Improvement District meetings as they consider necessary.
3 in the event of a yes vote and the Business Improvement District proceeding, delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director Place, having regard to any advice given by the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chair of the Economy and Growth Committee, determine whether to put forward a Cheshire East Council representative for appointment onto the Business Improvement District Board, and if so, select the appropriate appointee and empower the appointee to make any decisions required on behalf of the Council.
Publication date: 20/11/2023
Date of decision: 14/11/2023
Decided at meeting: 14/11/2023 - Economy and Growth Committee
Date comes into force if not called in: 25/11/2023
Call-in deadline date: 24/11/2023