Meeting 16/16, 27th September 2016

Present: Cllrs Britten, Laity, Vincent, Read, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Hosking, Row, Eddy, Mrs. Mitchell & Mrs. Reynolds Apologies:   Cllr Trudgen and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking – None Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th September 2016 274 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Scrase and […]
  • Present: Cllrs Britten, Laity, Vincent, Read, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Hosking, Row, Eddy, Mrs. Mitchell & Mrs. Reynolds
  • Apologies:   Cllr Trudgen and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None

Public Speaking – None

Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th September 2016

274 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Scrase and seconded Cllr Hosking that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes

275 Minute 263. Cllr Eddy mentioned that it was he who had raised the question of the roadside ditch between Rosehill and Steer Villa.

Councillors Reports:

Report by Chair of Footpath, Cemetery and Allotments sub-committee.

276. Cllr Mitchell reported as follows:

  • There have been no complaints about paths.
  • Path 12 (towards Perranuthnoe) will be cut this week
  • With regard to the Memorial Garden, Cllr Mitchell reported that it is now 3 summers since it was agreed to contribute to the repair of the wall below Bel Air. As that part of the Memorial Garden is in some disarray, something should now be done to have the work completed. Cllr Read said that he understood from Mr. Richard Laity that the owners of Bel Air were waiting for problems with the car parking area to be resolved. The clerk was asked to write to the owners of Bel Air about this.
  • She considers the play equipment at the top playground now needs re-painting. Cllr Eddy proposed that this is done. Cllr Row mentioned that the bus shelters were in need of doing as well. It was agreed that a schedule of works would be advisable.
  • There is a recently painted “marshmallow pink” house in Higher Fore Street. Given that this is in a Conservation Area the clerk was instructed to write to Cornwall Council to ask if Planning Permission was needed to paint houses in the Conservation Area and, if so, what colours, were appropriate.

Other Councillors’ reports

277. Cllr Laity:

  • Enquired if the Council’s old lamp posts are protected and if not, whether a Protection Order can be put on them. The clerk was instructed to write to Cornwall Council about this. The clerk was asked to enquire at the same time as to whether the three Telephone Boxes can be protected as well.
  • Drew attention to the fact that the Council’s computer was now on its last legs, problems having been encountered by the clerk that morning. Approval for its replacement having been given some months ago, he and the clerk will see to this as soon as conveniently possible.

278. Cllr Scrase updated the Council on what had taken place at the recent meeting regarding the cycleway and the sand dunes, including highlighting the need to stabilise the Dunes. The Mayor thanked Cllr Scrase for her sterling, knowledgeable, work in relation to this matter.

279. Cllr Britten reported that Mr. Davey wished to come to the next Council meeting to discuss various matters with the Council relating to the Walkway across the Dunes as well as how this will impact on the Folly Field and to try to formulate a way forward. The Council agreed that it would be a good idea to meet with Mr. Davey and agreed that the next Council meeting should start at 19.00 hours to allow for this.

280. Cllr Read expressed the wish that (a) the Folly Field playground and (b) the East End Garages be put on the Agenda for the next meeting.

281. Cllr Hosking mentioned the fact that ivy was growing up the “dinghy pen” facing wall of the Folly Field toilets. Cllr Mitchell will ask Mr. Heather to deal with it. Cllr Laity mentioned that the Folly Field toilets were in need of work, as was known when they were taken on. The clerk suggested that it might be wise for 3 technically competent councillors to undertake the preparation of a complete schedule of works required to play equipment, bus shelters and Folly Field toilets. Cllrs Britten, Read and Vincent volunteered to undertake this.

 Planning

282 Applications for planning permission

PA16/08088. Repairs and alterations. West End Cottage, West End. Mr. A. Davey, St. Aubyn Estates. Before this application, and any of the succeeding applications, were discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room and remained absent throughout the planning discussions. It was then agreed to take this application with PA16/08089 as they affected the same property. It was then proposed by Cllr Scrase that both applications be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously

PA16/08089. Listed Building consent for repairs and alterations. West End Cottage, West End. Mr. A. Davey, St. Aubyn Estates

Any others received by the time of the meeting on 27th September

PA16/08134. Domestic extension and alterations, including raised patio. 3 Godolphin Terrace. Mr. & Mrs. M. Nicholas. It was proposed by Cllr Row and seconded by Cllr Hosking that No Comment be made. Carried unanimously.

PA16/08424. Demolition of existing garden shed and construction of pottery shed/domestic studio. The Old Stores, Fore Street. Mr. & Mrs. Chadwick. The Council, in its discussions, expressed some concern at the use of the word “domestic”. It was therefore proposed by Cllr Eddy that the Council make No Comment whilst, at the same time, stating that whilst it had no objection in principle to the application, it was concerned that the word “domestic”. This was seconded by Cllr Mitchell and carried by 8 votes in favour with one abstention.

PA16/08668. Listed Building Consent. Replacement like for like 9no windows to first and second floors on south elevation. Replacement of existing UPVC gutters and downpipes with heritage aluminium deep flow equivalent. Repairs/reconstruction to chimneys. Marazion Hotel, The Square. Mr. Tim Stevens, Marazion Hotel. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent and seconded by Cllr Scrase, that the application be approved. This was carried unanimously

It was reported that no planning permission had been granted

 It was reported that no planning applications had been refused

Correspondence

283 The clerk reported that the following had been received:-

  • (A) Request for donation from Victim Support. It was proposed by Cllr Reynolds, seconded by Cllr Row and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 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 Victim Support of a grant of £50.00

Clerk’s Report

284 The clerk, having only just returned from leave, had nothing to report.

Financial and Confidential matters

285 Receive Bank Reconciliation Statement, Profit & Loss Account, Prior Year Report and Budget Variance Report July and August. These having been previously circulated was noted.

286 Receipts and Payments                 

  • Cormac Solutions (Direct credit re. LMP) £311.00
  • Barclays Bank (Direct credit interest 06.06.16 to 04.09.16) £ 96
  • F. I. J. Nicholas (garage rent) £ 50.00

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule

PAYMENTS SCHEDULE

  • Marazion Town Trust (Council Chamber and Museum rent and insurance) £2,330.00
  • W. Beard (3 interments in cemetery) £870.00
  • St. Aubyn No 9 Account (miscellaneous rents) £91.05 comprising
    • Long Barn and Fair Green £10.00
    • Henfor Bus shelter £1.00
    • The Dollen £0.05
    • Allotments £80.00
  • Mr. Vaughan Glover (playground inspection) £35.00
  • HMRC (VAT due, DD) £2,154.82
  • EDF (Sundry Direct debits) £149.00
  • BT (phone bill, DD) £215.52
  • South West Water (Cemetery DD)  £20.48
  • South West Water (Maypole Garden DD) £46.65

It was proposed by Cllr Row, seconded by Cllr Hosking, that the payments be paid. Carried unanimously 

287 There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.25 hours.

Town Mayor