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OWSTON FERRY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of a meeting of the Council held in the Parish Office, Owston Ferry on Thursday January 25th 2007.

PRESENT: Cllr. J C Lee, presiding
Cllrs. P Curtis, R Fletcher, Mrs L Howard, D Lawson, N North, I Walker and Mrs P Ward.

APOLOGIES: Cllrs.G Watts and Mrs B Wood.

534 MINUTES The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 25th January 2007 copies of which
had been previously circulated were taken as read with the correction of " Mrs Liddle in minute 513
and a correction to the payment details - Sale of grave spaces 27/3/06 to read £10 Mrs Jackson deceased (1022) Mrs Proctor reserved space £20 (1030)" the minutes were then signed as a true record.

535 MATTERS ARISING

Re: Minute 511 Cllr Fletcher disagreed that matters arising from previous meeting should make any reference to Consolidated Charities. Cllr. Lee replied that the Vicar and the Council will attend to matters in the near future.

Closed Churchyard Cllr. Fletcher kindly volunteered to sweep leaves away from the new fence and gates. Road repairs:­

OFRA - Minute 509 Correspondence between the Clerk and Mr Betts regarding the future of OFRA. Matters still to be discussed.

ALLOTMENTS - Minute 519 Following the last meeting the Clerk has finished the new Contract agreement and is in the process of sending them out. The rent will be collected in September each year as only one quarters' rent can be collected in advance, thus three quarters' will be collected in arrears.

CODE OF CONDUCT - Minute 521 Following discussions and correspondence with ERNLLCA the Clerk has received a copy of the current CODE of CONDUCT under which the Council operates. ERNLLCA write:­ "The explanatory note to this order indicates that, under section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000, each authority must adopt a code of conduct. Under section 51(5) of the Act, where an authority does not adopt such a code within 6 months of the Order coming into force (27th November 2001), the mandatory provisions of the model code will apply to the members of the Council until it does. If the Parish Council has not adopted the code of conduct since November 2001 then the mandatory provisions will be in force for all Parish Councillors."
ERNLLCA add that the Government is scheduled to introduce a new, clearer Code of Conduct in the near future which the parish Council should then be able to adopt later in the year. The Clerk now has one copy of the existing Code of Conduct.

PLANNING - Minute 522 Following discussions and questions concerning Planning Committees the Clerk contacted ERNLLCA and received the following response:­
"You enquired about the extent to which Council members not sitting on a Planning Committee with delegated authority can participate in the business of that Committee. Any member of the Parish Council can attend its' meetings but they cannot vote unless they have been appointed to that Committee. In effect they would have no greater powers than those of members of the public attending the meeting. This would be consistent with the Councils' standing orders. However, in a situation where the press and the public were excluded, as elected members of the Council, they would be entitled to remain but still not able to vote."

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - A matter discussed as the paperwork was found. The Clerk wrote to the Information Commissioner who has advised that Owston Ferry Parish Council does not have a publication scheme on record. All forms are available for the matter to be an Agenda Item next month.

Minute 531 (Meeting 14/12/06) Further to the letter from Ian Cawsey MP, the Clerk having written to the local police received a telephone call from PC Cook. The problems with damage to cars (flour and eggs) were connected to Halloween pranks, the "Ferry Crew" being the culprits. Parents and youngsters have been spoken to by the police who continue to ask that all such problems be referred to them directly.

Highway matters:
Footpath behind Silver Street
Flats - letter from NLC Mick Johnson s' team have inspected the area
and taken photographs, the area of land is in the ownership of Housing Dept. so further correspondence is now necessary with Marion Ayre to follow up the same request.
Two areas of damaged road surface reported to Mick Johnson will be patched when "patching gang" next in area.
Drainage problems - North Street - outside Nearliafdrm. Following site meeting NLC have agreed to put in an additional drain.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1. Letter to R Wallace & Sons with details of new fees and regulations.
2. Copy of Standing Orders and list of Councillors to NLC Legal & Democratic Services.
3. Letter to S Coulman NLC reference Dog Control Orders.
4. Letter to Business rates Unit reference rates for cemetery.
5. Letter to Zurich Insurance with new Clerk details.
6. Continued correspondence with Audit Commission.
7. Letter to NLC Mick Johnson reference Highway queries.
8. Letter to Information Commissioner reference Freedom of Information Act 2000.

9. Letter of thanks to Coun.Curtis.
10. Various correspondence concerning letter from Ian Cawsey on playing field problems.

11. Letter with cheque to Coronation Hall Committee with request for financial information.

12. Letter to NLC MJWalker Planning Dept.
13. Letter to ERNLLCA requesting advice and information.
14. Letter to Environment Agency reference rubbish at Two Bridges.
15. Letter to James Brown & Son with new Clerk contact details.
16. Letter to Gainsborough Co-Operative Funeral Services reference new fees and regulations.

17. Letter to NLC Tanya Eggett planning Dept. ref High Melwood farm PA/2006/1929. '

18. Letter to NLC CTWilkinson reference Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

19. Correspondence with Graham Betts HPFA reference OFRA.

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE

1. ERNLLCA - Leaflet reference the Association of Burial Authorities.

2. Letter from "Cottage Gardens" reference grass cutting etc.
3. Newsletter from the South Humber Bank Wildlife and Heritage Partnership.

4. Circular from Ian Cawsey with Poster for Notice Board.
5. ERNLLCA - information reference meeting dates and Newsletter.

6. Meetings details and Forward Plan from NLC.
7. ERNLLCA Letter reference meeting at Pittwood House January 18th (cancelled!)
8. Information leaflets from North Lincs. CPRE reference meeting February 24th @ Belton.

9. ERNLLCA - Information on training courses 23rd January and 2 1St February.

10. Information and circulars from HUMBRELLA.
11. Voluntary Action North Lincs. - Unpaid work bid briefing event.
12. NLC - Sustainable Settlement Survey - Details of Community Facilities for Owston Ferry, Gunthorpe and Kelfield forms completed and returned to NLC (copies on file)


13. NLC - Walking the Way to Health - Walk Packs
536 Financial Report and Accounts for Pavinent

 

 

PREDICTED EXPENDITURE JAN
- MARCH 2O07
Bank Balance 31/12/06

 

1,963.90

less cheque not cleared

126.00

 

 

 

1,837.90

Cheques for payment
NLC Access fee

10.00

 

P Hinds Grasscutting

163.00

 

ERNLLCA

54.00

 

 

222.00

 

Balance carried forward

 

1,615.90

Predicted payments before precept
P Hinds 3 cuts @ £167

501.00

 

Bank charges @ £5/month

20.00

 

Cemetery rates 1st payment

55.80

 

ERNLLCA Clerks training

150.00

 

ERNLLCA Annual fee

345.00

 

Zurich Insurance due 31/3
Cemetery Water charge

    800.00
16.24

 

 

1,888.04

 

 

 

-272.14

Money Manager A/C

 

489.10

Predicted Balance

 

216.96

PREDICTED INCOME 2007/8
Allotment rent 7 units @ £12.00

 

84.00

Wayleave payment CEElectric

 

23.11

Turbury Land-Rental

 

3,448.36

VAT to be reclaimed

 

262.35

 

 

3,817.82

537 PRECEPT
Predicted expenditure for Year 1st April 2007 to 31st March 2008:­

Administration

CBKitson Salary

689.00

Annual Bank Charges

60.00

Glovers Accountants

150.00

Coronation Hall Room Hire

230.00

ERNLLCA Training

350.00

ERNLLCA Subs.

345,00

Zurich Insurance

800.00

Clerks Expences

340.00

Clerks Salary (Nov07 to April 08)

758.25

Audit Commission fees                       1500.00


Grasscutting - Cemetery, Recreation Field and Gunthorpe Play Area.

P Hinds

1670.00

Grass Care Services
Recreation Field

2070.00

Gunthorpe PA.

780.00

Land rental Gunthorpe PA.

10.00

Station Road Access

5.00

Litter collection

300.00

Cemetery
Trade Waste Collection

146.64

Water

85.00

Rates

419.80

Miscellaneous
Haxey Carr Scalpings

567.00

Clock Maintenance

176.25

Burial Board Membership

54.00

Dog Waste Bins ref NLC

207.45

Section 137 Donations
LIVES

500.00

Coronation Hall

2500.00 (C11r.Fletcher declared an interest and left room)

Mobile phone and Laptop

600.00

Financial Risk Assessment

WHAT IF

Amber Tree Care

300.00

Insurance for Play Equipment

250.00

Safety Surface for Helicopter

500.00

RISK element

1000.00

TOTAL

17363.14

Less INCOME

3817.82

Precept required

13545.32

Resolved that a precept request for £14,000.00 be placed on North Lincs Council 538 PLANNING

Planning decisions
PA/2006/1744 Mrs S Liddle 19 High Street Owston Ferry Permission granted to construct a vehicular access onto High Street.

PA/2006/1628 Mr N Rands Outline Planning Permission granted to erect a detached house and garage at Plot 1 adjacent to Beech Cottage High Street Owston Ferry.

Application for Grant of Premises Licence - Coronation Hall - Letter from NLC explaining that application period had ended before receipt of letter from Owston Ferry Parish Council - Clerk apologised she thought letter had been sent in on time.

Planning refused
PA/20061924 A Stafford Little Hirsi Gunthorpe Road Gunthorpe
"determination concerning prior approval of siting and appearance of a steel clad barn at Little Hirst" REFUSED "The proposed building would be out of keeping with the open countryside due to its construction materials and its prominent location and would be harmful to the character and appearance of the area contrary to policies DS 1, RD2, and RD 14 of the North Lincs.Local Plan."

PA/2006/1764 Mr P Sykes Wilgair Cottage High Street Owston Ferry
REFUSED "The proposal by virtue of its size, scale, bulk, design and overall height would be out of character with the existing buildings surrounding the site. In addition the proposal would have an overbearing and imposing impact on the residential properties located to the North of the proposed building and the proposal would be visually prominent within the street scene to the detriment of the amenity of the locality. The proposal is therefore contrary to DS 1, DS5 and SPG 1 of the North Lincs. Local Plan 2003.

Street numbering - Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847

Plot 11 off Burnham Road Proposed No "2"

Rear of 21 North Street Proposed No "19A"

South Street Plot 1 Proposed No "23"
Plot 2 Proposed No "24"
Plot 3 Proposed No "25"

 

Planning Committee Following a discussion on the formation of a sub committee for planning (December 2006 minute 522) it was Resolved that all Council members would be invited to additional planning meetings and therefore the sub committee would be dissolved. The Clerk would be informed of any absences.

539 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
All meetings will be scheduled for 7.30pm at the Parish Room Owston Ferry unless otherwise stated.

January Thursday l lth Planning meeting
Thursday25thFull Council
FebruaryThursday22thFull Council
March Thursday 29th Full Council
April Thursday 26th Full:Council
May Thursday 3rd Local Council Elections
Thursday 10th Annual Meeting
Thursday 31st Full Council
June Thursday 28th Full Council
July Thursday 26th Full Council
August Thursday 30'h Full Council
September Thursday 27th Full Council
October Thursday 25th Full Council
November Thursday 29th Full Council
December Thursday 13th Full Council PRECEPT                        '
(Council may elect sub-committee to prepare financial report)

Additional meetings may be called by the Clerk if Planning applications need to be discussed and returned between dates of the full Council. Resolved that these meeting be accepted in principle

The meeting closed at 9.30pm.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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