REPORT OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
ON WEDNESDAY 21stNOVEMBER 2018 AT 7.30pm
PRESENT Cllr. R Greenwood, Chairman presiding.
Cllrs. M Cockett, C Huggens, N Osborne & A Walmsley.
Mrs. M McFarlane. (Clerk & RFO)
- TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCECllr. M Ballard.
- DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.
- ENVIRONMENTAL, MAINTENANCE WORKS & PROJECT UPDATES
Following a site meeting the Clerk presented a quote for the completion of the rabbit proof fencing and removal of the redundant wrought iron shed. The total for the works is £4098.00 (excluding vat)
The works are within budget and will be recommended to full council for discussion. This completes the project to upgrade the cemetery as identified thus far.
Dates will be confirmed for the village walk about with the contractor to identify required landscape works, which include the cemetery, the Cross, churchyard, Royton Avenue, car park, play areas, footpaths, A20 verge and triangles, Ham Lane verge and hedge and Groom Way. Any other areas will be included as identified.
Cllrs. Walmsley, Osborne and Ratcliffe will attend a pre-planning meeting with MBC on Tuesday 27thNovember, to discuss the provision of a nursery at the allotment site in Ham Lane and improved sporting facilities to the east of the village.
Cllr. Walmsley has been working with the Platts Heath action group who wish to achieve extended 30mph zones on both Lenham and Headcorn Road. Quotes will be sought for a traffic survey as required by KCC Highways. Cllr. Sams will consider a funding request from the devolved council budget to enable the project to progress.
Cllr. Walmsley has forwarded details concerning the ongoing junction improvements at the Faversham Road/A20 crossroads, showing the proposed length of the double yellow lines on both the north and south of the junction.
- ACCOUNTS & FINANCIAL REPORTS/REVIEWS
No items to discuss.
- BUDGET 2019 -2020 CONSIDERATION & RECOMMENDATIONS
Consideration must be given to the £1,500 cost of the NHP site viability report.
NHP Landscape assessment £2,400, plan health check and referendum publicity costs plus consultancy , planning and land agent fees, which will be discussed in full by the NHP group for presentation to full council.
The ongoing costs associated with administration, landscape and maintenance works have been identified and presented up to November, with expected payments and receipts until the financial end of year in March 2019. The figures will be the basis for budget preparation and recommendation to full council.
Cllrs. have been requested to present projects for consideration.
No correspondence received.
The meeting closed at 9.40pm