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Westleigh Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting 24th May 2017

Minutes of the Annual Parish meeting held on Wednesday 24th, May 2017 at The Westleigh Village Hall.  

Present: Cllr L. Gear,  Cllr L. Burgess, Cllr J. Edwards, Cllr K. Farrell – Roberts
In attendance: M. Harris s (Clerk).  

In the absence of Cllr K. Griffin it was agreed in accordance with standing orders that the Vice Chair Cllr L. Gear should Chair the meeting.

AM1.17. Cllr L. Gear welcomed everyone to the Annual Parish Meeting

AM2.17 Apologies: Cllr K. Griffin, Cllr S.Ettling, Cllr B. Moores.

AM3.16 Election of Chairman/Vice – Chairman

Election of chairman

It was resolved that Cllr, K. Griffin be appointed as Chairman of the Parish Council for 2017/18.

Proposed by: Cllr. L. Gear, and seconded by Cllr K. Farrell – Roberts  (all in favour)

Election of Vice – Chairman

It was resolved that Cllr L. Gear be appointed as Vice-Chair for the Parish Council for 2017/18.

Proposed by: Cllr K. Farrell – Roberts, and seconded by Cllr. J. Edwards (all in favour)

AM4.17 Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on the 25th, May, 2016 – Agreed as a true and accurate record of the meeting.  Proposed by Cllr. F. Farrell – Roberts, and seconded by Cllr. Gear. (all in favour)  

AM5.17 To nominate representatives as follows:

To represent the Parish Council on the Village Hall Committee –proposed Cllr K. Griffin

To appoint an Internal Auditor for 2017/18 – proposed Mary Jane Scott.

To appoint a representative to sit on the Taw &  Torridge Estuary Forum – proposed Cllr L. Burgess.

 Resolved that all the above proposals be approved.

 Proposed by: Cllr J. Edwards, and seconded by Cllr. L. Gear. (all in favour)

AM6.17 Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 2017.

To approve the final budget for 2016/17

To approve/note, and submit the Annual Return for the Year ending 2016/17

The Clerk presented the final budget for 2016/17 for approval.  The Clerk presented a supporting statement to the accounts, that outlined the balance in the bank at the 31st March, 2017, provided details of subscriptions paid, grants awarded and received, and other income received during the financial year.

It was resolved to approve the final budget, and the submission of the Annual Return for 2016/17.

Proposed by:  Cllr. L. Gear, and seconded by Cllr L. Burgess