MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019 AT 9.13 P.M. FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP
Present: – Cllr Fox (Chair), Cllr Carter and Cllr Lynch.
In attendance: – Mrs. J Simmonds (Clerk)
008/F/19 Public Session Time (15 Minutes)
The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment.
009/F/19 Apologies for Absence
APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bagge, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan and cllr Hoskins.
010/F/19 Declarations of Interest
Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2012. If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.
RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 June 2019 which were signed by the Chairman.
012/F/19 Projects/Reserves/General Fund
CONSIDERED monies held in the General Fund and Reserves & Consider any new projects. RESOLVED to AGREE to make recommendations to the Council for the cancellation of any existing Reserves and / or any changes to the sums held as below:-
Cllr Fox proposed to add two further reserves, Green Belt Protection and Anti-Littering Measurers to the list, as well as the agreed line at the June 2019 meeting for Jogging Trail Maintenance, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.
Cllr Fox proposed to transfer £10k from the General Fund at the end of March 2019 into the Anti-Littering Measurers reserve, and transfer the remaining balance of £62641k from the General Fund at the end of March 2019 into the Green Belt Protection reserve along with the current balance at the end of March 2019 in the Community Library Fund of £94650k. Thus cancelling the current arrangement to transfer the remainder of the General Fund each year into the Community Library reserve. This was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.
013/F/19 Budget 2020/2021
RESOLVED to consider and agree amounts to be included in the budgets for 2020/2021 and put forward a recommendation for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 2 December 2019.
Cllr Foxproposed to agree the Precept requirement for 2020/21 be £206782.36, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVEDto agree all in favour and be put forward for approval by the Parish
Council Meeting to be held on 2 December 2019.
015/F/19 NOTED Date of next meeting: – 8 June 2020
016/F/19 Exclusion of the Press & Public
Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960
RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.
017/F/19 Clerks Appraisal/Update
NOTED clerks appraisal has been carried out successfully.
018/F/19 Clerks Salary/to decide
RESOLVED to agree clerk’s salary, Cllr Fox proposed one scale point increase, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVEDto agree all in favour.
NOTED Date of next meeting: – 8 June 2020
Meeting ended at 10.13pm.