MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ELTON PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE HIGHGATE HALL ON TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2016 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Present: Cllrs Cummins, Donoyou, Gentry, Holman, Owen and Smith
In attendance: Mrs W Gray Parish Clerk, County Cllr M MacGuire – no members of the public were present.
- Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Porter, Rankmore, Strowbridge and District Cllr R Mathews
- Declaration of Interest: None.
- Election of Officers:
Election of Chairman – Cllr Cummins proposed Cllr Holman, seconded Cllr Gentry – all in agreement. Relevant documentation was signed.
Election of Vice Chairman – Cllr Holman proposed Cllr Donoyou, seconded Cllr Cummins – all in agreement. Relevant documentation was signed.
Normal Parish Council meeting commenced:
- Minutes of 19th April 2016:
Cllr Owen proposed, seconded Cllr Gentry that above minutes were signed as a true and accurate record of meeting, all in agreement.
- Matters Arising from above minutes – update:
16/00291/FUL – no Parish Council comments on the website – Parish Clerk to contact planning to ascertain why nothing is listed.
16/00587/FUL – The Smithy – website shows 4th May 2016 revised plans, the Parish Council have not been notified of any revisions – Parish Clerk to contact planning to ascertain why nothing has been forwarded to the Parish Council. (Subsequently, noted that application has been withdrawn.)
Meeting re Red Bridge residential boats – Cllr Smith attended on behalf of Parish Council as an observer. Sue Scott, Enforcement Officer for East Northants is progressing.
- YTD/monthly accounts v budget:
Expenditure to date is what is expected.
- Authorisation of Payments:
|K & M Lighting Services – Maint May 2015||£61.15|
|Paul Taylor – Internal Audit 2015/2016||£150.00|
|Wendy Gray – Salary and Tax May 2016||£300.00|
|CAPALC – Affiliation Fee 2016/2017||£243.86|
Cllrs Donoyou, Cummins and Owen approved the above invoices for payment.
- Street Lighting:
Cllrs Cummins and Donoyou to meet with Skanska to move forward.
- A605 Junction:
Nothing further to report.
No new planning applications received.
New Contractor has started, first efforts have drawn a number of responses from the village – Cllrs Donoyou and Holman will arrange to meet up with contractor to walk around area and iron out any issues.
- Trees/Verges and Footpaths:
- Iron Bridge – Elton Nassington – Cllr Donoyou provided an update on the current position.
- Repair of Verges Project – Slabs have now been removed – plan to try to obtain free off cuts of turf and get laid down where gravel used to be.
Electoral Review of Cambridgeshire
- Reports from Councillors:
Cllr Smith reported all trees growing well, appeal for helpers to weed around trees, will send out a few emails to previous helpers asking for assistance.
Bench on Stocks Green has collapsed, Cllr Smith will see if can be fixed.
Bins – Keep bin 8 – Parish Council will remove one’s that are not required. Swap bin 10 for 9.
Speedwatch – date to be obtained for training.
Report read out on behalf of Cllr Mathews.
Road Signs – not working (not illuminated).
- Date of Next Meeting:
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Cllr Donoyou offered apologies in advance as will not be at the June meeting.
Meeting closed at 9.35 p.m.
Signed: ……………………………… Date: ……………………..