Minutes of AGM 17th May 2016

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.

 

  1. Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Porter, Rankmore, Strowbridge and District Cllr R Mathews

 

  1. Declaration of Interest: None.

 

  1. 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:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 (Subsequently, noted that application has been withdrawn.)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.

 

  1. YTD/monthly accounts v budget:

Expenditure to date is what is expected.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Street Lighting:

Cllrs Cummins and Donoyou to meet with Skanska to move forward.

 

  1. A605 Junction:

Nothing further to report.

 

  1. Planning:

No new planning applications received.

 

  1. Grasscutting

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Correspondence:

Electoral Review of Cambridgeshire

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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: ……………………..

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