Meeting 01/18 Tuesday 9th January 2018

Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Edmonds, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton & Read Apologies:      Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC and Reverend Kirsten Norfolk Visitors:         None Prayers:          None 001. Public Participation. None 002. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events she had attended […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Edmonds, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC and Reverend Kirsten Norfolk
  • Visitors:         None

Prayers:          None

001. Public Participation. None

002. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events she had attended since the date of her last report

003 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 12th December 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Edmonds, and seconded by Cllr Vincent that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

004. Minute 344a. (Neighbourhood Plan). The clerk advised that he had now received various items from the Localism team and had circulated them to the Neighbourhood Plan subcommittee, along with a copy of the Perranuthnoe Parish Council questionnaire. He suggested that the next thing to be done was for the subcommittee to frame a questionnaire for the residents of Marazion. Cllr Edmonds will liaise with her colleagues in order to arrange a meeting.

005. Minute 339a. (Football Field playground wall). The clerk, in response to Cllr Edmonds enquiry as to whether a response had been received from the Playing Field Association about the pointing of the wall, was instructed to write to the secretary in terms that the Council assumed the state of the wall had been checked and was found to be satisfactory

006 Minute 340. (Red River). Cllr Edmonds enquired as to whether any response had been received about this. Cllr Laity updated the Council on this matter, to the effect that Cormac will not deal with it, but that St. Aubyn Estate will, and that the work is in hand.

Finance

007. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account £100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £123,654.29
  • NS & I Account £47,806.41

Petty Cash spent in December £0.00

Payments

  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Stephens Scown (advice to 12.12.17 concerning East End garages) £1,080.00
  • R Beard (Sexton’s fee for the late Mr. Colvin) £300.00
  • Vaughan Glover (playground work, including emergency repairs 25.12.17) £255.00
  • HMRC (VAT, by DD) £68.61
  • EDF (sundry electrical DDs) £164.00
  • British Telecom (telephone bill, by DD) £205.41
  • Pennon Water (SWW) (Folly Field toilets water and sewerage, by DD) £500.32

Receipts

  • Toilet Box donations to 7th December 2017 £63.00
  • Viking Telescopes (telescope rent) £100.00
  • Barclays Bank (interest) £23.33
  • EDF (direct credit of refund on Maypole Gdn electricity) £31.53
  • F I. J. Nicholas (garage rent) £50.00

It was proposed by Cllr Laity and seconded Cllr Trudgen that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, carried unanimously.

008 Planning

a) Applications for Planning Permission

Before either of the following two planning applications was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all the applications had been determined.

PA17/11520 and (Listed) PA17/11521. Upgrading and alterations. Out of the Blue, the Square. Mr. P. O’Neill. It was proposed by Cllr Laity that the application be opposed on the grounds that (a) the development was not in keeping with the building, which is a listed, historic one and (b) the balcony on the south elevation overlooks the public conveniences. This was seconded by Cllr Edmonds and carried unanimously

PA17/11666. Variation of condition 3 on PA17/01421 for the retention of 1200mm clear glass to south elevation. Seacrest, Leys Lane. Mr. C. Menear. It was proposed by Cllr Edmonds that the application be opposed on the grounds that (a) the plan showing the extent of ownership was inaccurate as it took in land believed not to belong with the property (b) there were overlooking issues and (c) it is unreasonable to lower the height and change the glass from opaque to clear. This was seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously

The Council noted that the following Planning permissions had been granted by Cornwall Council

PA17/08990. Mr. M. Britten. Tresillian House, West End. Certificate of lawfulness existing use: formation of 1 no. additional flat.

PA17/09978. Mrs. S. Johnson. Trevenner House, Trevenner Square. Proposed second floor rear extension, conversion of the existing roof space, including installation of rooflights and general alterations

009 Correspondence

  • Letter of thanks for grant from Marazion Follyfest
  • Cornwall AONB Annual Report 2016-2017

These, having been tabled, were noted

Councillors’ Reports

010. Cllr Laity reported on the following:

  • The meeting of the Toilets subcommittee on 14th December. There were two decisions to be taken by the full Council:
    • The two estimates for the replacement of the 4 pans and cisterns at the Square toilets were considered. On the recommendation of the subcommittee it was unanimously resolved (proposed by Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Read) that Mr. Ayotte’s estimate be accepted.
    • Mr. Glover’s estimate for painting the windows at the Square toilets. It was proposed by Cllr Read, seconded by Cllr Vincent, that Mr. Glover’s estimate be accepted and that he be asked to carry out the work.
  • The telephone kiosk at Feliskirk Lane had now been formally adopted by the Town Council.

011. Cllr Vincent reported that the electric box at the Folly Field was not working properly. There was power to the trip, but no power from the trip. It was agreed that the electricians who were to be asked to quote for lighting work at both sets of toilets, be asked to investigate this and to report and quote for remedial work or replacement.

012. Cllr Reynolds said that the Cemetery was looking in good condition but that Mr. Heather had left three large “dumpy-type” bags of rubbish behind the shed at the side gate. These should be removed and the clerk was instructed to write to Mr. Heather accordingly.

013. Cllr Trudgen enquired after progress regarding the sea wall at Oates Road following the meeting a year or more ago at which Derek Thomas MP had attended. The clerk was instructed to contact Cllr Sue Nicholas CC about this.

014 Cllr Edmonds reported that the first meeting of the Police Liaison Committee was to take place on 24th January.

015. Cllr Hosking reported that over 100 cable-ties had been found in the Football Field playground on Christmas Eve. These had been removed as it was felt they posed a health and safety hazard

016 Clerk’s Report

  • Folly Field playground (including the receipt, and approval, of Mr. Glover’s playground reports for December). Mr. Glover’s reports, having previously been circulated, were noted and approved. The clerk also updated the Council on what had happened over Christmas and that HAGS-RSS had now supplied a quote. The Councillors on the Playground subcommittee agreed to meet as soon as conveniently possible to discuss matters. Cllr Hosking thanked Cllr Trudgen for his help over the Christmas period with the problem that had arisen.
  • Plinth for gun stone. The clerk informed the Council of the conversation he had had with Mrs. Greenwood Penny on this subject.

Confidential matters

017 East End Garages. Before this matter was discussed, Cllrs Nicholas and Reynolds declared interests and left the room, not returning until the Council had reached its decision. The advice from Stephens Scown, and the Clerk’s brief, were discussed and on the proposition of Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Edmonds and carried unanimously, the clerk was instructed to contact Stephens Scown as instructed by the Council

018. Receive Bank Reconciliation Statement, Profit & Loss account, Prior year report and Budget Variance report for November 2017. These having previously been circulated, were noted and approved

019 Cllr Laity briefed the Council on the meeting that he, and the Mayor, had attended on 8th January with Lord St. Levan.

020. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.51 hours.

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