MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD IN THE MEMORIAL HALL ON MONDAY 15 MAY 1989. Parish Councillors present were B Chubb, J Davis, A Gould, D Turner, and D Yelland as well as some parishioners. Apologies had been received from P Rooke and Somerset County Councillor - A Merrick. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN - Mr Yelland had offered to stand down as chairman due to his quarrying interest but the assembled councillors expressed their confidence in him. J Davis proposed his re-election as Chairman and D Turner seconded the motion. It was carried unanimously. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN - D Turner proposed the re-election of J Davis, A Gould seconded and the vote was unanimous. The Minutes of the meeting of 17/04/89 was accepted & signed. MATTERS ARISING - An apology had been received from Mendip D C Planning Dept in connection with the site meeting held at Tweed Farm planning application, it had been sent to the wrong P C, it was noted however that the district council did not have to inform the local PC about site meetings. YOUTH CLUB GRANT - Mr Yelland had had a meeting with the new elected chairman of the Youth Club and the Youth leader and was anticipating information from them with regard to the PC grant of £100 not yet spent. The matter was deferred to the next meeting. The SALC membership fee had been £48.65. PLANNING - MANOR FARM - Mr Yelland had contacted the land owner & Mr Davis of Melhuish & Saunders in connection with the car park for Rec Field users. The farm access on the latest plan was for the landowner of the field to the North. Mr Davis agreed to meet nearer the completion date to sort out this matter. Mr Davis sympathised with the PC's request for smaller homes but said it was not possible in this application. He also stated that the use of render on the houses in the first phase was at the behest of MDC. HIGHWAY & FOOTPATHS - A letter will be written to SCC concerning a footpath in front of Greenways & its neighbour. A letter was still to be written to Mr Lambert, and the matters of the Parish Path Maintenance Scheme & the Omnbudsman had not yet been progressed. A report on the CPRE meeting will be given at the next meeting. ENVIRONMENT WEEK had been discussed with the Youth Club & future action may be taken. ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES - School Governors - Miss B Chubb. Memorial Hall - Mr A Gould. RFMC - it was presumed that Mr G Lee would continue as rep. SALC - Mr D Turner (who apologised for being unable to attend their AGM). ALL QUARRY MATTERS - Mr J Davis. Miss Chubb had verbally told Mr Yelland of her intention to resign as a Parish Councillor in September. When a letter of resignation is received a notice must be displayed on the PC Boards and if 10 electors write to MDC within 14 days of the posting of that notice asking for an election one will be called otherwise the remaining Councillors can co-opt. FINANCIAL STATEMENT - £1148.84 carried forward plus receipts of £1377.12 gave a total of £2525.96. Grant payments of £522.0, Subscriptions of £69.61 and general payments including clerk's salary of £536.16 left a closing balance of £1398.19. If the clerk's salary for the second half of the financial year and the grants to the Under 5s and Youth Club were deducted also the closing balance would be approx £1000. This amounted to a decrease of £150 over the previous year but meant that the PC objective of breaking even had been achieved. Mr Yelland pointed out that the introduction of Community Charges, which meant that the rates paid by industry in the parish would no longer be part of the parish income. The next meeting will be held on 5 June & thereafter at 6 weekly intervals. Meeting closed at 7.54 approx.
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