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MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
31st October 2002


MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Thursday 31 October 2002 at 7.30 p.m.

Holmes Chapel Primary School

 

Subject

Minute

Action

1. Attendance

Mrs J Booth (Chairman)                 A

Mr AC Rickards (Vice-Chairman)  P (in the chair)

Mrs DE Currie         A

Mrs IM Mackenzie   P

Mrs SJ Maddock  P

Mr DR Peake       P

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

 

 

 

 

2. Declarations of interests

None

 

 

 

 

3. Minutes

Resolved 18-09-02 approved

 

 

 

 

4. Matters arising

Clerk reported no further information from Mini-bus Assoc.

 

 

 

 

5. Financial report /update

Clerk reported on the following:

1.      Half year accounts awaiting finalisation on receipt of bank statements

2.      No significant payments made since last report

3.      Second instalment of precept received

4.      Current bank balances noted

 

 

Clerk

 

 

 

6. Insurance – village names signs

Agreed Clerk obtain quotes for covering road signs and review cover generally

 

Clerk

 

 

 

7. Byley

Committee considered position in light of statement from CCC that they would not offer evidence but inquiry would continue.  Following points noted:

1.      Vale Royal BC intended to continue

2.      Advice being sought from CAP’s advisors about merits of continuing and costs risks

3.      Meeting of CAP called for 04-11-02

4.      Account had been received in region of £7400 for work already done

Resolved:

1.      Chairman, Vice-Chairman, DRP and Clerk endeavour to attend meeting on 04-11-02

 

 

2.      As costs now incurred promised payment of £2,000 should be made forthwith

3.      Further involvement should depend on advice from CAP advisors but should take into account strong local opinion against the proposals and position to be reviewed at Council meeting on 07-11-02

4.      Meeting on 04-11-02 must be pressed to resolve financial issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JB ACR

DRP

Clerk

 

Clerk

 

 

 

8. Budgets for 2003/4

Committee reviewed position and following items noted for special consideration:

  • Church yards
  • Bus shelters
  • Lighting survey

 

 

 

 

9. Accounts for payment

Royal British Legion – Wreath -                   £15-00

DR Cowgill – Salary Sept/Oct -                    787-20

DR Cowgill – IT -                                           26-99

DR Cowgill – OS plan -                                    5-99

Baileys – Bulbs -                                             39-95

Cranage Parish Council – Byley appeal -  2,000-00

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

 

 

 

10. Standing orders

Resolved Committee recommend Council to adopt standing orders as amended

 

Clerk

 

 

 

11. Model publication scheme for Local Councils

Clerk outlined the scheme and agreed to prepare details for further consideration

 

Clerk

 

 

 

12. Standards Board

Meeting on 18-11-02 at Crewe – no members able to attend

 

 

 

 

 

Close 8.30 p.m.

 

 



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