HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the A.G.M and Parish Meeting held 8th May 2006.
Cllr. Bailey had been appointed by the Borough Council in order to make up the Quorum as only 2 members had lodged nomination papers in the election.
The Meeting started by co-opting, Cllr. Williams back on to the Council. Cllr. Cope nominated Mrs. G. Foster and Mr. D. Mounteney to act as councillors as Cllrs. Hill and Mottershead did not wish to be re-elected. This was agreed. Cllr. Cope was proposed as Chairman and this was accepted by the new committee. He then took the Chair.
Cllr. Hulme asked Cllr. Bailey if Hankelow was in Audlem or Wybunbury Ward. She was not sure but said that this was being investigated and she would get back to us. She was then thanked and she left the meeting asking if she could attend the next meeting. The Clerk was asked to inform her when it was nearer the time.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
CHAIRMAN CLLR. COPE.
VICE CHAIRMAN CLLR. FOSTER.
PUBLIC HALL COMMITTEE CLLR. COPE.
BURIAL BOARD COMMITTEE CLLR. WILLIAMS.
The Minutes of the last meeting held 6th February 2006 were read and accepted and signed by the Chairman.
1. THE POND.
The Chairman thanked people for the work done around the pond.
The Clerk was requested to write to the Borough Council about the length of the grass on the green.
The Annual Accounts had been audited and found correct by Mr. A. Davenport and were viewed and signed by the Chairman. The total amount to 31st March 2006 was £1,882.27.
The Clerks salary was raised to £612.30 p.a. in line with National Pay scales.
Cheques were raised as follows :-
J.SCOTT ( ¼ SALARY / EXPENCES ) £ 165.67
ALLIANZ CORNHILL £ 298.02
ASSOCIATION OF PARISH COUNCILS £ 41.37
A. DAVENPORT £ 40.00
The accounts were accepted and signed by the Chairman.
Val Morrey gave a report on the Amenities Society reporting that they only had about £100.00 in the fund. She also commented that the Chapel had reached the £10,000 target. She confirmed that all the money would be used by the Chapel and would not go into the Circuit.
Cllr. Hulme asked if the Highways had looked at the triangle by Ball Farm. The Clerk said that he had not received any feedback but he would contact the Highways Department again.
Mr. Hill asked if a letter could be sent to Mr. J. Durrant thanking him for mowing around the pond. He also said that the border by the bus shelter could do with a trim in order to help visibility on the exit from Hall Lane. The Clerk was requested to ask Mr. Shenton if he could see to this.
Cllr. Hulme requested that future meetings could be held at 7.30 p.m. This was agreed.
Mr. K. Mottershead agreed to carry on feeding the ducks and it was agreed that the Parish Council would continue paying for the feed.
The Clerk handed out Declaration of Acceptance of Office form to each of the Councillors. These were all signed.
There being no other business the meeting was closed by the Chairman.