Present: Councillor Miss Bransfield (Chairman), F. Fox, J. Inchley, Dr. Mitchell and Bob Norris.
Also present: Roy Wade (Clerk to the Council)
56. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr. Hibberd (KCC)
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Meetings held on 29th October 2012 be approved and signed by the Chairman.
58. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
No declarations of interest were made.
59. REPORT OF A POLICE OFFICER
No police officer was in attendance to report.
60. RENEWAL OF LEASE ON ACOL VILLAGE HALL
The Vice Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Jon Inchley, reported that certain issues in respect of the renewal of the lease were being pursued. Cllr Inchley as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee confirmed that the professional fees already paid to the solicitors would be repayed to the Parish Council before 31 March 2013.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted and the Clerk be instructed to seek the early completion of the renewal of the lease.
The Chairman reported on (i) 2 Church Cottages – the planning application had been refused by TDC but Members were advised that a further application had now been submitted. (ii) Thanet Area Committee – Cllr John Way (Monkton Parish Council) had been elected chairman of the Area Committee. (iii) Reported that a condolence card had been sent to Cllr Hibberd and his wife in respect of the sad death of their son. Cllr Hibberd would not be seeking re-election to KCC and that Cllr Jarvis had been nominated to contest the seat in the May 2013 elections.
62.RECREATION GROUND/APEG REPORT
The Chairman of APEG had no matters for report.
63. DRAFT BUDGET 2013/14/FINANCIAL MATTERS
(A) Draft Budget
The Clerk submitted a draft budget for 2013/4 which showed no growth and noted details of the projected balances at 31 March 2013.
RESOLVED: That the draft budget, as amended and appended to the minutes, and in the sum of £4014.00 be approved and submitted to Thanet District Council/
(B) Bank Balances/Payments Schedule
The Clerk reported that the bank balance at 1 December was £7453.65 and that there were no invoices for payment.
64. PLANNING MATTERS
The Chairman reported on the planning application for the construction of extensions at 2 Church Cottages in minute 61(i) above.
65. REPORT OF A KENT/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
Councillors Hibberd and Roberts were not in attendance to report.
66.REPORT OF MEMBERS
Cllr. Inchley reported that the last public meeting of the Airport Consultative Committee had been well attended and the main discussion was on increased tourist flights being introduced in 2013. In respect of the Village Hall the application for funding from KCC for the cost of renewing the flooring had been refused. Accordingly the cost of the works in the sum of £5500 would be met from Village Hall funds. Finally Members were advised that the Christmas lunch for elderly residents had been well attended.
Cllr. Fox reported that the sale of the Crown and Sceptre had fallen through.
67. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
It was agreed that the next meetings would be held on 18th February 2013 at 1.30p.m.