MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
LEIGH ON MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 16TH MAY 2005 at 7.30pm
Councillors present. Chairman John Wright, Chris Cudmore, Steve Anderson, Geoff Casey, Graham Harris, Ty Schlechter, Paul Moore
Health and Safety Instructions on safe evacuation given to public
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS
17th May 2004 (AGM) were accepted and signed.
18th April 2005 Parish Council Meeting were accepted and signed.
Cemetery Cut back of overhanging ivy; cut by MDC who raised a special expenses rate.
Job Description JA stated that amendments have now been made and awaiting signature
Land Registry JA stated that contact would be made with the Solicitor this week for retrieval of the deeds. ACTION JA
Land adjacent to Park Hayes JW has written to Mrs A Kant, the Assets Manager at MDC regarding the transfer of the land to ownership of the Parish Council.
Spoil Heap Cemetery JA reported that no response had been forthcoming from the notice in the Parish Magazine. A date will be agreed in the near future for its removal. ACTION JA
AFFORDABLE HOUSING JW reported that a price for the land and siting of the six houses has now been agreed. JW proposed that we request a meeting with Knightstone Housing to discuss a desirable design before they produce any plans. All agreed ACTION JW
Wall at Leigh Street/Sparkes Farm Kissing Gate Some stones appear to have been removed but no repairs have been carried out. JA will contact Andy Shapeshaft at Hanson. ACTION JA
Purchase of Laptop JA stated that a cheaper price had been negotiated with DELL, reducing the cost by £57. Chq No 431 was cancelled and Chq No 432 issued and signed.
Roads and Footpaths GC stated that MDC were carrying out a survey in relation to Knapp Hill, the road edge opposite Green Shutters and Tadhill
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN John Wright - proposed by SA, seconded by TS. The appropriate form was signed by JW
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN Chris Cudmore proposed by GC, seconded by TC.
REPRESENTATIVES JW proposed that these remain as current, JW Quarries; CC SALC and Website; GC Road and Footpaths; SA Rec Field and PCSO; TS Hall; GH
Financial statement April 2005 Financial Statement and Bank Statement for the Current Account agreed and signed.
Annual Accounts SA proposed that these be accepted, all agreed and signed as appropriate
Moore Stephens, External Audit Fees The external Auditors, comments on the 2003/04 audit will be passed to all Councillors. All agreed that the extra costs due to late remittance should be paid. Chq No 433 for £88.13 agreed and signed.
Voucher for K Cockroft in appreciation of his work as internal auditor In order to claim the VAT the cheque included the cost of the shredder. Chq No 434 agreed and signed
Cemetery Mowing Bill, D Jarvis Invoice No 31 for £100. Chq no 052 agreed and signed.
PLANNING - Melcombe View removal of hedgerow. No objections.
2 Westleigh, Tadhill- contact will be made with MDC regarding render used on the extension against planning consent. ACTION JA
CORRESPONDENCE the following were circulated to Parish Councillors:-
Trafalgar Weekend, Guide. Local Councils News Sheet. MDC Standards Committee Meeting 03.05.05. HAP Forum Meetings. Clerks and Councils Direct. MDC Shepton Mallet & Wells Area Board. Mendip in Bloom. Parishes Information Bulletin. SALC Newsletter, Minutes.
DATE OF NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Monday 20th June 2005 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall