Minutes July 2017

Minutes of the meeting of Michaelstow Council Meeting held in the Treveighan Methodist Chapel on Tuesday July 6th 2017.

Present: Cllr. J. Marshall (chair), Cllr. A. Button, Cllr. Robin East, Cllr. Dominic Fairman, (Cornwall Councillor for St Teath and St Breward wards). Simon Mitchell (parish clerk).

Parish Council Meeting

  1. Public Session: There were no members of the public present
  2. Members declaration of interest: No interests were declared
  3. Apologies for non-attendance: Cllr ffrench Blake and Cllr Whitby had sent their apologies.
  4. Approve the minutes: The minutes of the meeting of June 1st were signed off as correct by the chair.
  5. Matters arising from the above minutes:
  • welcome to the parish leaflet. The clerk had started work on the parish leaflet for Michaelstow. He was ‘localising’ the information supplied by Cllr Fairman, and was waiting for the updated parish profile from Cllr. Button.
  • electoral review. There was an electoral review underway in Cornwall, which was suggesting that the number of county councillors would be reduced from 123 to about 87. Councillor Fairman thought that Michaelstow was likely to be amalgamated into another parish as a result of this, once the parish boundaries were reviewed. The councillors resolved to respond to the electoral review following the next meeting on 8 August.
  • confirmation of insurance renewal 2017. The clerk confirmed that the parish insurance had been renewed for the year from June 1.
  1. Planning: Applications.

PA17/02324 erection of a dwelling on land opposite the school house, Ms Sybil Griffiths. The clerk had submitted comments as required by the council for this application. Although the deadline was for 22nd May, he had not heard anything yet. Since then the application had been modified and the council had been asked for another consultee comment. Following site visits by members of the PC, Cllr ffrench Blake had supplied diagrams and captions for photographs he had taken of the site, showing various sightlines and details concerning this application. Cllr Fairman told the parish council that the historic team had reviewed their response and concluded that harm would be caused to heritage assets by the proposed building. The parish council unanimously resolved to accept Cllr ffrench Blake’s response to this application as a consultee comment and asked the clerk to enter it to the planning portal before the deadline of 11 July.

  1. Accounts: Financial Matters
  2. Bank Balance: 27.06.17 all payments cleared to £4177.54
  3. Invoices & Payments: clerks monthly salary of £274.56 paid by standing order on 1st .
  4. LMP: The council thought Mr Sanders maintained the gold footpath to a high standard. Councillor Button would undertake to knock back the brambles on this path. There were no new issues reported on the footpath by Trenewth.
  5. Community Network / coorespondence: Councillor ffrench Blake had attended the network meeting and would report on this at the next parish meeting as he was presently away.

A letter from five residents of Michaelstow Churchtown had been sent to the parish council. It concerned the access point to ‘land opposite the school house’ causing local flooding during the winter. The council thought that the clerk could write a letter to Mrs Sybil Griffiths concerning this, but asked him to wait for further discussion of this issue, and a checking of their legal position concerning this and other conditions on the site.

  1. Parish Matters:
  2. Date of next Meeting:

Dates for year’s meetings 2017 were agreed provisionally as:

03.08 07.09 05.10 02.11 14.12
  1. To Close the meeting: Cllr Marshall closed the meeting at 8:32 pm.