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MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Thursday 27th June 2002 at 7.30 p.m.


MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL

Subject

Minute

Action

1. Attendance

Mrs J Booth (Chairman) A

Mr AC Rickards (Vice-Chairman) A

Mrs DE Currie P

Mrs IM Mackenzie P

Mrs SJ Maddock A

Mr DR Peake P

P = present, A = apology, N = non-attendance

In the absence of Chairman and Vice-Chairman resolved DRP take chair

 
     

2. Declarations of interests

None

 
     

3. Minutes

Resolved 21-03-02 approved

 
     

4. Financial report / update

Clerk presented a report covering first two months of financial year – no areas of concern at this stage of the year

 
     

5. Byley gas plant appeal

Chairman had attended first meeting of group of Councils and RAP:

  1. Appeal date now set for 19-11-02 for 12 days
  2. May enable costs to be spread over 2 financial years or adjustment of budgets later in year; also RAP to organise local fund raising
  3. Further meeting with Dr Le-Las on 05-07-02 which would enable further discussion on financial issues at next Council meeting
 
     

6. Imprints Community Arts Group

Committee considered request for donation of £500 and position on donations generally. Agreed Council be recommended not to consider such requests at this stage of year

 
     

7. Christmas lights

Clerk reported on recent discussions and financial implications. Agreed Clerk should ask for surplus funds to be placed under Council control

 

Clerk

     

8. Tax update

Clerk reported tax up to date at 05-04-02; first instalment due for current year

Clerk

     

9. Audit regulations

Clerk reported on new regulations and need to appoint an internal auditor. Agreed IMM ask Mrs Maureen Jones if she would be prepared to act

 

IMM

     

10. Code of conduct / standing orders

  1. No progress on revision of standing orders by Assoc of PC’s
  2. Letter from Monitoring Officer – noted Council had taken all necessary steps but needed to provide details of where declarations could be inspected
  3. Agreed Committee recommend declarations be made available by Clerk on appointment or before full Council meetings
  4. Copy of report re investigation of complaints be circulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

Clerk

     

11. Accounts for payment

Resolved:

DR Cowgill – Salary May / June 787-20

Inland Revenue – PAYE / NIC 169-20

DR Cowgill – Civic Service drinks 232-90

Jenny D Catering – Civic Service food 320-00

J Booth - Civic Service expenses 87-50

HC Primary School - Jubilee Mugs 293-00

 
     

12. Best value / quality

Agreed Clerk obtain up to date information for circulation

Clerk

     

13. General correspondence

Skateboarding - Letter from CBC enclosing report suggesting skateboard park could be accommodated on Middlewich Rd playing field. Concern expressed about feasibility of this proposal but this to be considered by A&P. Agreed Committee could not consider financial contribution at this stage in financial year

 

 

Clerk

     

14. Members’ items

Cranage playing pitches – Concern expressed about lack of progress on s.106 agreement and consequent delay on start of work – bearing in mind Council’s contribution of £15,000. Clerk to ask for progress report for Council meeting

 

 

 

Clerk

     

15. Date of next Council Meeting

Agreed date be changed to Thursday 11-07-02

Clerk

     
 

Close 8.15 p.m.

 


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