MINUTES OF MOLASH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
On Thursday 9th June 2016 @ 7.30pm
Julia Phebey, Geoff Jenkins, Sarah Williams, Sheila Gibbins
Apologies: Tony Dodd Stephen Dehnel (ABC Councillor)
Also present: –
The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.
2. Matters arising
Village Green Parking – Contact has been made with the Stanford family, but no further information available at the moment.
Flooding & Roads – SW emailed Andrew Wickham (KCC ward member) re the silted up drain pond in Knockwood Lane. She has received a response from Katie Morton, advising the work to clear the pond will be completed by late July.
Defibrillator – has arrived and installation is pending.
Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration – at a previous meeting, following on from the lack of responses obtained from the party questionnaire, some councillors considered it more appropriate to join the celebrations with Challock. The Chair had declined this suggestion and said the Molash Party should go ahead. However, this was not clearly understood by all those present and Councillor Gibbins expressed her surprise and concern at not being kept informed. At this point Councillor Gibbins offered her written resignation to the Chair (subsequently accepted). The party is to go ahead in the village hall on Saturday 11th June. So far there have been in the region of 50 villagers accepting the invitation.
Email received advising of new highways steward for the area – Beniah Maseya
Councillors Conference 7th July 2016, East Malling
Minutes available online for KALC meeting of 18th May
Next KALC meeting date changed to 13th July
More details sought and some answers received from Challock PC re the production costs of the Forester. Challock clerk to get clarification on other points at their next meeting in July.
5. Any other Business
Sewerage Charges for ex-council properties. The residents of now privately owned properties have received huge retrospective bills for sewerage handling/removal. JP to draft a letter to ABC challenging these charges and request further substantiating information.
Calendar 2017 – Local childrens’ drawings will feature monthly in the calender, exhibits are required by the end of August so that a draft can be prepared and advertising income sought.
The Green Parking – signs, “Private parking, residents only”, are to be purchased. Fixing method to be discussed with supplier. Budget £250 for 2 signs.
JP to approach John Sudworth re the PC taking over responsibility for the council’s finances.
Church matters – 1. Broken drain cover has been repaired by the water board. 2. New treasurer will be Russell Moxley.
The meeting closed at 8.55 pm
Next meeting Thursday 14th July 2016 at 7.30pm
Molash website: www.molashpc.kentparishes.gov.uk