- Present: Cllrs Britten, Row, Eddy, Trudgen, Laity, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Reynolds & Read
- Apologies: Cllrs Vincent, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Hosking, Cornwall Councillor Mrs. Nicholas and the Reverend Paul Benney
- Visitors: None
- Prayers: None
001. Public Participation. None
002. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events he had attended since the date of his last report.
003 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 13th December 2016. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Row, and seconded by Cllr Trudgen that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously, but with Cllrs Reynolds and Scrase abstaining, as they had not then been present.
Matters arising from previous Minutes.
004. Minute 357. (Folly Field Toilets). Detailed discussion of the best way forward was discussed and it was agreed that a subcommittee to investigate the best ways of saving money on water and electricity would be beneficial. The Mayor, having spoken with Mr. Davey of St. Aubyn Estates (who was content that a member of the Estates join any subcommittee, but wouldn’t mind if no-one was invited and who also said that he wold let the Council know who the point of contact should be, now that Mr. Collyns had left), it was agreed that it would be beneficial to have someone with expertise from the Estate. It was also felt that the Council should press on with this, rather than wait until after the election in May. Cllrs Eddy, Trudgen, Laity and Read volunteered to join this subcommittee and it was also decided that Cllr Vincent should be invited to join.
005. Minute 357. The Mayor then posed the question as to whether the Council should now close the toilets, or just close the Male and Female toilets and leave the Disabled one open for general use. Discussion then followed as to whether the Council could decide this in view of the decision of Minute 357. Cllr Trudgen proposed that Standing Orders be suspended to enable this to be decided. Cllr Row seconded this and it was carried unanimously.
Cllr Laity then proposed that the Folly Field Toilets be closed, with the exception of the Disabled Toilet (which should be left open for general use) until it was decided to reopen them. This was seconded by Cllr Read and carried unanimously. Cllr Trudgen then proposed that standing orders be resumed, seconded by Cllr Row and carried unanimously.
006 Minute 358. (Playing Field playground). Cllr Laity expressed the view that if finances permit the Council should commit to carrying out some improvement work on the Playing Field playground. The Council agreed with this.
007. Minute 351. Cllr Trudgen reported that, regarding the toilets at The Square, he had now replaced the faulty equipment.
008 Minute 346. Cllr Reynolds reported that she had had discussions with a resident about finding pictorial evidence of the Zebra Crossing.
- Request from Cornwall Air Ambulance for a donation. It was proposed by Cllr Reynolds, seconded by Cllr Eddy and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 (a “S. 137 Resolution”) and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approved the payment to Cornwall Air Ambulance of a grant of £200.00
- Request from Tough Dough CIC for a grant. It was proposed by Cllr Row, seconded by Cllr Reynolds and carried unanimously that no grant be made, one having been made in June 2016.
- Receive and approve Bank reconciliation statement, profit and loss account, budget report and prior year report for November. These having previously been circulated, were noted and approved.
010. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)
- Current Account £100.00
- High Interest Business Account £144,370.92
- NS & I Account £1,795.62
Petty Cash spent in December £0.00
- James D. Jacoby (Salary)
- HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
- Vaughan Glover. (2 Playground reports) £70.00
- Cllr Trudgen (to reimburse him for plumbing supplies for Square WCs) £41.43
- Davey & Gilbert Ltd (electrical work for Decorative Lights) £89.40
- Richard Tucker (gardening/maintenance work) £48.00
- Mr. J. Beard (interment of the late Mrs. E. Douglas) £290.00
- HMRC (Direct debit, VAT taken) £934.59
- EDF (Sundry direct debits) £149.00
- BT Group PLC (Direct debit, telephone bill) £212.09
- South West Water (Direct Debit, toilets the Square) £1,864.48
- South West Water (Direct debits for the Cemetery and Maypole Gardens) £51.21
- Burroughs & Kearey Ltd (Mrs. Douglas’ interment) £574.00
- Mounts Bay Sailing Club (balance of Dinghy Pen rent) £28.07
- F. I. J. Nicholas (garage rent) £50.00
- EDF (Bank credit, refund on Maypole Gardens) £31.57
- Cornwall Council (compensation for taking over Folly Field play area) £16,480.00
- Barclays Bank (interest 05.09.16 to 04.12.16) £17.88
- Viking Telescopes (telescope site rental) £100.00
It was proposed by Cllr Row and seconded Cllr Eddy that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, including, as a S. 137 Resolution, the payment of Davey & Gilbert’s invoice on behalf of the Christmas Lights. Carried unanimously.
Applications for Planning Permission. Before the following applications were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, remaining outside until all had been considered.
PA16/11583. Remove existing first floor cantilevered balcony and extend existing ground floor bedroom with new balcony over. 3 St. Michael’s Reach, Oates Road. Karen Cooper and Bruce Roxburgh. It was proposed by Cllr Eddy that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Laity and carried by 6 votes in favour with 1 abstention.
PA16/11089. Change of use of the granny annexe at rear of Blue Horizon to be part of B & B business. No structural changes. Annexe, Blue Horizon, Fore Street. Mr. Paul Vincent. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that this application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Reynolds and carried by 6 votes in favour with 1 abstention
PA16/12021. Proposed double garages with workshop over. Godrev, School Lane. Mr. & Mrs. R. Hunt. Before this application was discussed, Cllrs laity and Row declared interests and left the room. The clerk drew the Council’s attention to the letters of objection that had been received. It was then proposed by Cllr Eddy that the application be opposed on the basis (1) it represented overdevelopment of the site (2) there were overlooking issues (3) no planning notices had been posted and (4) the Council fully supported all the objections that it had received. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously
Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council
PA16/09150. Mr. P. Galer. Trencrom View, Trevenner Square. Demolition of 18sqM garage and the rebuilding of a 24sqM replacement garage with storage over
- Receive and approve Mr. Vaughan Glover’s playground reports of 02.12.16 and 02.01.17. These were noted. Cllr Row reported that he had shoveled the sand back
- Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health and Social Care Plan 2016 – 2021. This was noted
- Request by Mr. & Mrs. Chapman for parking space. The clerk was instructed to reply in terms that it was Council policy that the parking spaces were for local people residing full time in Marazion, and that if their tenants wished to have a space, then the tenants should apply and in due course their application will be considered.
013. Cllr Britten reminded the Council that the Civic Service was taking place on 15th January and asked for volunteers to help with setting up on the preceding day.
014. Cllr Britten briefed the Council on the dates for the open meetings for the Neighbourhood Plan.
015. Clerk’s Report
- Appointment of Internal Auditor. Following the clerk’s briefing, it was proposed by Cllr Row that Mr. Steve Hudson be appointed the Internal Auditor. This was seconded by Cllr Laity and carried unanimously.
- The clerk updated the Council on progress with the refurbishment of the Folly Field playground.
- Balloon and Chinese lantern consultation. This was noted and certain councillors expressed their agreement with any extended ban
016. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.46 hours.