HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the A.G.M. held on 10th May 2004.
THOSE PRESENT :- Cllrs. Cope, Mottershead and Williams, and one parishioner.
APPOLOGIES :- The Chairman, and Cllr. Hulme.
The minutes of the Meeting held 2nd February 2004 were read and accepted being signed by the new Chairman.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
CHAIRMAN CLLR. COPE.
VICE CHAIRMAN CLLR. WILLIAMS.
BURIAL BOARD CLLR. HILL.
PUBLIC HALL COM. CLLR. COPE.
Mr. Sparkes said that a new drain could be put in at a cost of £7,000 - £8,000 but not for about 6 – 7 years. It was decided to speak to Cllr.Hulme to see if there was any alternative and to have him confirm the exact detail of his conversation with Mr. Sparkes. Cllr. Williams would ask the Water Authority what the red growth on the pond was and if it was toxic.
TRAFFIC CALMING FUND.
The Chairman reported that the villagers were keen to keep this fund separate for the purpose for which it was collected. It was decided to discuss it when the next meeting occurred with the full presence of all Councillors.
The Clerk reported that he had heard nothing further about a donation for the use of the green for the Transport Festival.
The Clerk presented the accounts showing a year end balance of £2,005.03. These were accepted and signed by the Chairman.
Bills were agreed and paid as follows :-
K. SHENTON ( PLAQUE ) £ 34.00
MID CHESHIRE FOOTPATH SOC. £ 8.00
ASSOC. OF PARISH COUNCILS £ 40.37
CORNHILL INSURANCE £ 225.93
Cllr. Mottershead said that the large Christmas Tree looked unhealthy. He also returned the Cheque from November which had not been cashed.
Mr. Foster contributed £20.00 for Duck feed after it was agreed to pay £20.00 to Cllr. Mottershead for this purpose. Mr. Foster also asked if there were any plans to remove the fence. The Chairman confirmed that there were none.
The Clerk was requested to let Mr. Foster have a copied of the Minutes after each meeting to be copied and circulated through the village in an attempt to get more interest going amongst villagers in the affairs of the community.
The Chairman read out a note from Val Morrey confirming that there were no more events in the pipeline for the Amenities Society.
There being no other business the meeting was closed with the date of the next meeting fixed for 5th July 2004 at 7.45 p.m.