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Skeffling Parish Council

Agenda

 

For meeting to be held on 5th February 2002

 

 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 8th January 2002

 2.   Matters arising

 3.   Dog Fouling

 4.   Tom Hodgson Sale - Historic Papers

 5.   Damage to roads and grass verges following the sale on 26th January.

 6.   Report by Cllrs. J. F. Robinson and P. Payne on visit to Sedbusk

 7.   Yorkshire Water - Proposed Waste Water Treatment Plant

 8.   Any Other Business

 

Extraordinary Council Meeting

Code of Conduct

 

This meeting will follow the monthly Council meeting and be for Councillors only.

All members of the public will be excluded.

 

Skeffling Parish Council

Minutes

 

Minutes of Meeting held on 5th February 2002

 

Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

 

Apologies:        Cllr. M. Hall

 

Members of the Public:  1

 

Minutes of meeting held on 8th January 2002

 

The minutes of the meeting were agreed as being an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. S. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Vote: Carried unanimously

 

Matters Arising

Cllr. P. Payne queried the style of the proposed speed limit signs.  Cllr. M. Turnbull will contact Paula Danby to confirm the style of sign to be used.

 

Dog Fouling

A reply to the letter to Mr. S. Turnbull of Wilberforce Farm has been received and was read to the Council.  No action need be taken.

 

Sale at Old Hall Farm

At the sale of Tom Hodgson's effects on 26th January, a LETTER OF THE MANORIAL COURT was purchased by Cllr. P. Payne on behalf of the Council.  The document is dated 1774 and was deemed to be of historic interest to the Parish. Several residents have shown an interest in the document and would like a copy. It was suggested that the original document be copied and offered to the residents of the Parish for a donation to offset the costs.  The Council will donate £50 towards the purchase price.  It was agreed that Cllr. J. F. Robinson be made custodian of the document whilst he makes enquiries as to the best means of copying.  Ultimately, it was suggested that the original document be framed and be in the charge of the Chairman of the Council, and passed on to each successive Chairman.  It was also suggested that the original document be displayed at future Annual General Meetings so that it can be seen by the public. Firm  proposals  regarding  the  document  will  be  deferred  until  enquiries  have  been made by

Cllr. J. F. Robinson.  The document was handed to Cllr. J. F. Robinson for his safe keeping.

 

Cllr. P. Payne also purchased a Rates Book at the sale, which, too, is of historical importance to the Parish.  Whilst this is his personal property, he has stated that should he ever leave the village he will donate the book to the Council's keeping so it will remain in the village.

 

Damage to roads and verges

Following the sale at Old Hall Farm on the 26th January the Council has been inundated with complaints from residents regarding the damage to grass verges on Main Road, Chapel Lane, Church Road, and Out Newton Road.  The damage was caused by vehicles parking illegally and leaving mud on the roads.    The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Ralf Ward and Mr David MacNamara, the co executors of Mr Hodgson's estate, stating that the Council was not happy with the way the sale was organised, the lack of parking areas provided, and the lack of safety. It was reported that emergency vehicles had difficulty in passing parked vehicles on Out Newton Road.

 

Report on visit to Sedbusk

On the 30th January, Cllrs. P. Payne and J. F. Robinson paid a visit to a water treatment plant in Sedbusk.  They were shown around by Maria Melton of Costain's.  The plant has been running for 7 years and there was no trouble with unpleasant aromas.  It was emptied approximately every two months.  The site was fairly neat and tidy, and quite unobtrusive.  The Councillors agreed that the plant was satisfactory.  Photos are attached to the minutes.

 

Yorkshire Water - Treatment Plant

The plans of the proposed site were studied and discussed in detail.  The plans are still not accurate and show the access road in a different area to that discussed at the last site meeting. The Clerk was instructed to contact Mr Steve Pace of Yorkshire Water to set up another site meeting for Cllrs. M. Turnbull, J. F. Robinson and S. Rollinson to clarify the matter once and for all.

 

Any Other Business

Cllr. J. F. Robinson presented an expenses bill for £20 to cover his phone calls to Yorkshire Water and Costain's.  It was agreed a cheque be given to Cllr. J. F. Robinson to cover these expenses.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote: Carried unanimously

 

The Clerk also presented the Council will her expenses for postage stamps and telephone calls from January 2001 to January 2002.  These came to:

Postage Stamps  =  £11.70, Telephone calls   =  £7.94  A cheque in the sum of £19.64 was raised to cover these expenses.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote: Carried unanimously

 

Cllr. M. Turnbull informed the Council that he had been approached by a Nature Conservation Charity as to whether the Council would support them regarding their proposed plans to purchase land at Old Hall Farm. This was agreed with enthusiasm by all councillors.

Proposed:   Cllr. J. F. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote: Carried unanimously

 

The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

 

Date of next meeting:  5th March 2002

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