- Cllr Steve Beatty (from Minute 193/22)
- Cllr Dan Beauchamp
- Cllr Claire Holford (Chairman)
- Cllr Mike Kidley
- Cllr Marcus Harris (The Mayor) (up to Minute 206/22)
- Cllr Deborah Whelan
- Michelle Taylor, Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer
- Luke Whitcomb, Meetings Officer
- 0 members of the public
- 0 members of the press
189/22 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR 2022-23
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Beauchamp, and RESOLVED that Councillor Holford be elected Chairman for the 2022-23 Municipal Year
190/22 ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 2022-23
It was proposed by Councillor Holford, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED that Councillor Kidley be elected Vice-Chairman for the 2022-23 Municipal Year
191/22 MEETING PROTOCOL
The Chairman explained the protocol that would be followed in conducting the meeting
Apologies were received from Councillors Cattermole and Newcombe.
193/22 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Councillor Harris declared an interest in respect of Minute 207/22
Councillor Beatty joined the meeting.
It was proposed by Councillor Holford, and seconded by Councillor Kidley, and RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Finance and Properties Committee held on 31 January 2022 be approved as a correct record and the Chairman is authorised to sign them.
195/22 ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
The Committee reviewed actions agreed at the last meeting. The Chairman asked the Town Clerk to review the actions that had been assigned to the Estates Officer to ensure none had been missed.
Action: Town Clerk to review actions previously assigned to Estates Officer
196/22 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There were no members of the public present.
197/22 BILL SCHEDULE
The Chairman reported that the payment made to Illusions Fireworks in April would be reclaimed as the flotilla/fireworks event had not gone ahead.
It was proposed by Councillor Harris, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED that the bill schedules for April and May 2022 be approved
Action: Office to reclaim payment to Illusion Fireworks Limited
198/22 DORMANT BANK ACCOUNTS
The Committee considered a recommendation of the Internal Auditor.
It was proposed by Councillor Holford, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that the dormant bank account, which contains a de Minimis amount, be closed
199/22 SMART METERS
The Committee considered whether Smart energy meters should installed at Council properties. The Chairman reminded Members that there was no obligation to do so.
It was proposed by Councillor Holford, and seconded by Councillor Beatty, and RESOLVED that the existing meters, which are working well, not be replaced
200/22 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
The following items were identified for a future meeting:
- Charges for winter moorings
- Financing of Bull Croft Trust (see Minute 201/22 below)
201/22 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
There were no members of the press or public present, so there was no need to pass a resolution.
202/22 BULL CROFT TRUST [confidential]
203/22 WIGOD FAMILY CENTRE – HEADS OF TERMS [confidential]
204/22 COACH AND HORSES, SITTING-OUT AGREEMENT [confidential]
205/22 CASTLE LODGE LEASE [confidential]
206/22 SPECIAL EVENT [confidential]
Councillor Harris left the meeting, having declared an interest in the following item.
207/22 MOLLIE’S CAFÉ [confidential]
The meeting ended at 8.09 pm
Minutes of the meeting of the Finance and Properties Committee held on 1 August 2022, signed as a correct record
2022-08-01 FIN minutes