Meeting 23/18, Tuesday 11th December 2018

Present: Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Read, Britten, Collins, Trudgen & Vincent Apologies: Cllrs Clayton and Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Pual Benney Visitors: None Prayers: The Reverend Benney not being present, there were none 333. Public Participation.  None 334. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the […]
  • Present: Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Read, Britten, Collins, Trudgen & Vincent
  • Apologies: Cllrs Clayton and Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Pual Benney
  • Visitors: None
  • Prayers: The Reverend Benney not being present, there were none

333. Public Participation. 

None

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

335. Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 27th November 2018. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Laity, and seconded by Cllr Vincent that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes. 

336. Minute 330b (Resignation of Councillor). The Clerk reported on the fact that the statutory notice had been posted.

337. Minute 327(d)(ii) (Velux Window). The clerk reported that, as instructed, he had reported to Planning Enforcement the inclusion of the Velux Window in the roof of the Listed Building.

338. Minute 327b (Meeting with Highways). Councillors were reminded of the meeting with Mr. Peters, due to take place on 13th December. Councillors made suggestions as to matters to raise with him. 

339. Minute 330 (Police Liaison Committee). Cllr Laity reported that he had attended the last meeting and, although of interest, it was not something he wished to attend on a regular basis.

Finance

340. Correspondence 

The clerk reported on the letter from HMRC notifying them the Council of a credit on the Council’s PAYE account. The letter having been previously circulated, was noted. The clerk confirmed that this letter had been sent to Mr. John Mathews

341.                 Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account £     100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £67,132.13
  • NS & I Account £97,930.17
  • Petty Cash spent in November         £0.00

Payments

  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Marazion School (S.137 grant. Minute 327(a) of 22/18) £200.00
  • St. Aubyn Estates (acknowledgement fee for right of way to cemetery) £  50.00
  • Vaughan Glover (playground inspections and repairs) £265.00
  • Society of Local Council Clerks (subscription) £196.00
  • Receipts: None

It was proposed by Cllr Britten 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. 

342. Planning

  1. Applications for Planning Permission. Before any of the following were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all three had been decided.
  • PA18/10807. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for existing use of a building and land as a dwellinghouse and its curtilage. Land NNE of Sterling House, Beacon Road. Ms M. Le Froy. The objections lodged by Dr. M. Brown having been previously circulated, were noted. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Hosking that the Application be opposed for the same reasons as set out by Dr. Brown in his objection. Carried unanimously.
  • PA18/11112. Change of material to section of roof. Rosemerryn, East End, Turnpike Road. Mr. A. Hearn. It was proposed by Cllr Collins and seconded by Cllr Nicholas that the application be supported. Carried unanimously.
  • PA18/11017. Listed Building Consent for replacement of existing rear (south) dry laid natural slate roof with wet laid natural slate to match the front (north). Opening up and reinstatement of existing Gothic window on the end (east) elevation. Out of the Blue, the Square. Mr. Peter O’Neil. It was proposed by Cllr Collins and seconded by Cllr Britten that the application be supported. Carried unanimously.
  1. Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council
  • PA18/08501. Mr. Gordon Floyd. The Caravan, Dive Meadows, Green Lane West. Certificate of Lawfulness for an existing use of land for the siting of an unrestricted residential caravan.
  • PA18/08607. Mr. S. Allen. 1 – 6 Gwel Park, Gwallon Lane. Construction of porches to substantially complete dwellings and cladding to first floor of plot 1.
  • PA18/09431. Mr. Donald Jehu. 11 St. Levan Road. Proposed external lifting platform and proposed dropped kerb for disabled access
  • PA18/07387. Warwick Fortescue. Workshop Trevenner Cottage/Barn/Farm House, Trevenner Square. Listed building consent to re-roof north and south facing elevations and replace existing skylights with rooflights

343. Correspondence

    1. E-mail of 28th November re. Scope textile recycling bank.
    1. Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for November
    1. E-mail correspondence with Resident concerning noise.
    1. Winter property flyer from BHIB

All of the above, having been previously circulated, were noted. No further action was proposed.

344. Councillors’ Reports

  1. Cllr Hosking reported (a) that the basement and ground floor flats at St. Elmo had now been sold to the owner of the top flat, so the whole of the building was now in one ownership and (b) that the Wives Club had agreed to undertake the serving at the Civic Service
  1. Cllr Collins reported that the work at the Folly Field playground by the fabricator, was in hand and should be completed before Christmas

345. Clerk’s Report

  1. Citizen of the Year. After discussion, it was proposed (redacted). The Council also decided that, well in advance of the time to decide next year’s award, they should take steps more widely to publicise the award on, for example, Social Media
  1. Nominate Councillor to carry out audits with Cllr Britten. It was proposed by Cllr Laity that Cllr Reynolds should do this. This was seconded by Cllr Collins and carried unanimously
  1. Burial in the cemetery. The Council agreed that the burial in question should take place in the next available grave and that the family could not choose a grave space. The clerk was also asked to remind undertakers of the “Marazion Residence” qualifications for burial in the cemetery.
  1. Christmas closing. The clerk reported that he would be away on 14th & 17th December and the Council agreed that the Office could be closed between Christmas and the New Year
  1. Set Precept for the year 2019/2020. The clerk’s precept report having previously been circulated, Councillors undertook considerable discussion of the Precept. It was felt that, because of upcoming improvements to the Toilets, and to the 2 playgrounds, and works to bring the cemetery extension on stream, the precept should not be held at the same level. The Council felt that small percentage, annual, increases were better than (as had happened in recent years) maintaining the precept at the same level and then having to make substantial increases. The Council felt that it was of the utmost importance, early in the New Year, to prepare a proper Business Plan for the Town. All of these factors being taken into account, it was proposed by Cllr Collins that a 2.9% increase (£1,592) be made, bringing the precept to £56,498 from £53,307. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously.

346. Confidential matters

East End Garages

Redacted

347. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.24 hours.

Town Mayor