COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT

* – Attendance; A- Absent; N – No Apologies Received

Cllr Mrs N. Turton – Mayor (in the Chair) *
Cllr. M. Fice A
Cllr Mrs C. Bricknell A
Cllr T. Lang A
Cllr R. Moore A
Cllr Mrs L. Sinnott *
Cllr M. Long (also District Councillor) *
Cllr I. Hatch A
Cllr A. Hainey A
Cllr M. Payne *
Cllr Miss D. Ward A

Also in attendance:
Dist. Cllr Mrs J. Pearce A
Cty. Cllr. R Gilbert A
Gill Claydon (Clerk) A
Pete Robinson (Cemetery Manager and Project Officer) A
Tom Ladds Kingsbridge Gazette A

1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members were invited to acknowledge any declarable interests, including the nature and extent of such interests that they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting. Ongoing advice was that Cllr Long would not take part in planning decisions due to him being on the District Development Management Committee.

2. OPEN FORUM

No members of the public being present this was dispensed with.

County and District Councillors Report
Dist Cllr Long reported that District is working alongside Towns, Parishes and County to uphold the Government’s position regarding the current Corona virus crisis.

3. MINUTES

The Minutes of the meeting dated 11th March 2020 were approved to be duly signed by the Mayor as a true and correct record with the addition of the words ‘of the park’ to clarify a statement in Cty Cllr Gilbert’s report.

4. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

The applications below were considered at this meeting and the following observations submitted to District:
• 0641/20/VAR Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning consent 1721/19/FUL to reduce the size of the extension Gardenhurst, Middle Deck Flat 2 Raleigh Road, Salcombe TQ8 8BH – No comment.
• 0795/20/VAR Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of householder consent 2762/19/HHO Puffins 6 Bonfire Hill, Salcombe TQ8 8EE – No comment.

PLANNING CORRESPONDENCE– Nothing further to add.

5. EXTRAORDINARY DELEGATION TO THE TOWN CLERK

In the light of the current outbreak of Corona Virus and Government requirements on isolation it was AGREED to:
(a) to approve to not hold meetings and thus approve the absence of councillors affected by the six months rule LGA 1972 s85 whilst isolating and
(b) to approve delegated authority to the Clerk to respond to planning applications received,
(c) to approve delegated authority to the Clerk to make BACS transfers and
(d) to approve delegated authority to the Clerk to deal with communications
following input on (b) to (d) from councillors and then for the Town Clerk to discuss with the Chairman as to such approval or action to take.

6. FINANCE

Matters to note:
No response to a letter regarding a query on the payment for last year for a commercial bin at Bonfire Hill Cemetery nor payment going forward had been received. Dist Cllr Long was going to take this matter up with accounts.

An invoice had been received dated 18th March 2020 for a contribution, in lieu of pay on entry income, to North Sands, South Sands, Whitestrand, Batson and Ferry Steps public conveniences was received in the sum of £15,250. This needed to be raised with District Officers and questioned.

Bank Balances
Current Account £501.00
Deposit Account £406,021.77
Receipts: Harbour Hotel parking £2875.00

Councillors APPROVED Internet payments to:
HMRC Tax and NI £787.06
Wages £1791.25
NEST £177.01
Hi-Line – Works at Bonfire Hill Allotments £1008.00
SHDC – Uncontested election expenses 2 May 2019 £96.12
Chris Wood – Harris Hawk Programme – March payment £660

7. NEXT MEETING

The draft Minutes of this meeting would be passed to those who were present and if approved signed by the Town Mayor in order that they could be posted online. The next Town Council Meeting would be held when Government allowed such meetings to take place following the Corona Virus social distancing exclusions.

Meeting Closed: 6.36p.m.

……………………………………………….. 27th March 2020.
Town Mayor

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