MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2020 AT 7:00pm
Under the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meeting) (England) Regulations 2020, this meeting was held by video conference.
Cllrs Ashton Derry, Bell, Crump, Hewes, Hillman, Hughes, Ives, V Spurr, Stafford (Chairman).
Absent: Cllrs Broxholme, Cotton, I Willox, J Willox
Elaine Atkin Parish Clerk
Lydia Smithson Assistant Clerk
There were no members of the public in attendance.
7:00pm PUBLIC QUESTIONS
There were no public questions.
7:15pm FULL COUNCIL MEETING
105/20 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND ACCEPT VALID REASONS FOR ABSENCE, THESE HAVING BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE CLERK PRIOR TO THE MEETING
Apologies and a valid reason for absence had been received from Cllrs Broxholme, Cotton, I Willox and J Willox and these were accepted.
106/20 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCALISM ACT 2011
There were none.
107/20 CLOSED SESSION – COUNCIL TO RESOLVE TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETINGS) ACT 1960 FOR THE FOLLOWING 1 ITEM, ON THE GROUNDS THAT PUBLICITY WOULD BE PREJUDICIAL TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY REASON OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED.
It was proposed by Cllr V Spurr and resolved to go into closed session.
108/20 TO DISCUSS THE DETAILED CASHFLOW PROJECTIONS AND AGREE INITIAL ACTIONS
The detailed cashflow projections were discussed.
Cllr Ashton Derry briefly left the meeting at 7:05pm and returned at 7:07pm.
A number of areas were highlighted, and projected budgets adjusted accordingly. Other areas were highlighted for further investigation, to determine whether expenditure could be reduced or deferred.
Cllr Hughes briefly left the room at 8:20pm and returned at 8:22pm.
Cllr Stafford made a number of suggestions and each was considered:
1. Proposed by Cllr Ives and resolved to move earmarked reserves into general funds.
2. Proposed by Cllr Hughes and resolved to move general reserves into general funds.
3. A staffing option was proposed by Cllr Ives and resolved.
4. An additional staffing option was proposed by Cllr Ives and resolved.
The Assistant Clerk agreed to update the cashflow projection and re-issue once July’s month-end processing was complete.
It was agreed that the Clerk, Chairman and Chair of Personnel Committee would discuss the staffing option requirements.
The meeting closed at 9:00 pm.
Please be advised that these are notes of the meeting taken by the Assistant/Clerk and cannot in any way be regarded as the official minutes of Council proceedings until they are approved and signed at the next meeting.