REPORT OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
ON WEDNESDAY 16th MAY 2018 AT 8.50pm
PRESENT Cllr. R Greenwood, Chairman presiding.
Cllrs. M Ballard, C Huggens, N Osborne & A Walmsley.
Mrs. M McFarlane. (Clerk & RFO)
- TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. M Cockett (previous commitment)
- DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.
- ENVIRONMENT WORKS & PROJECT UPDATES
The WCs have been locked due to issues with vandalism which caused damage to the gent’s cubicles.
Recommendation to consider long term future of the facilities and look at upgrading the building.
The battery charger box for the Speed indicator device (SID) has been installed in the WCs store room.
Cllr. Greenwood will contact the tree surgeon to organise removing a large fallen tree bough in the rear garden of a property in Loder Close, the tree is in the William Pitt field and is the responsibility of the council.
The ashes section of the cemetery will be weeded, and extra stones laid and a quote for painting the shed green will be sought.
A resident raised concerns about dog fouling issues at Bull Heath, despite the council providing a dog bin and co-mingle bin. Dog fouling penalty notices will be placed on the gates subject to agreement with the group who maintain the heath.
Councillors will meet with representatives from Penenden Heath developers to discuss the scheduled works for the Glebe pond on Monday May 21stat the Community Centre.
The draft end of year accounts was discussed, a copy of the accounts will be given to each councillor for their consideration and questions. All the accounts are subject to both internal and external audit.
The audit return will be presented for consideration and signature at the full council meeting in June.
The public right of inspection of accounts will be from Monday 11thJune until Friday 20thJuly.
It was noted the grant of £3,000 from West Kent Housing towards the tree removal between Groom Way and the Paddocks development site was agreed and a cheque issued.
No correspondence received.
The meeting closed 9.35pm