January 2019 Minutes
LEVERTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the Meeting held at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton on Monday, 21st January 2019.
D Durrant in the Chair
Present:- Councillors: Mrs J Moore (Vice Chairman), Mrs J Self, Mr N White, Mr N Chandler, Mr D Horwat
Parish Clerk: Mrs Carol Anderton
Apologies: Mr M Chevis, Cllr Peter Bedford, Boston Borough Council
1.0 OPEN FORUM
There were no members of the public present and no items for the open forum.
2.0 POLICE MATTERS
No police were present and no report had been received.
Mr Horwat reported a vehicle and motorcycle nuisance in the Lacey’s Lane area.
Cllr Peter Bedford, Boston Borough Council.
Apologies were received from Mr M Chevis during the course of the meeting.
4.0 DECLARATION OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
The minutes of the Meeting held on 17th December 2018 were agreed as presented and signed by
the Chairman as a true record of the meeting.
6.0 Matters arising:
6.1 Play Park
The Chairman stated that Mrs Durrant was hoping to carry out the pruning of the trees in the orchard within the next few weeks weather permitting.
6.2 Poor Condition of Parish Roads
It was reported that some works had been completed on Highgate adjacent to Dao Cottage. Mrs Moore reported that Caulk Road was in a poor state with Dovecote also becoming hazardous.
6.3 Leverton Toilet facilities.
Cllr Bedford had confirmed via email that Vere Bros were the appointed contractors for the demolition of the toilet facilities. It was agreed to discuss what to do with the vacant area once the toilets had been demolished.
6.4 Vermin Issue Around The Waste Bins In The Layby
The Chairman stated that he hadn’t seen any further evidence of infestation recently. Mr White reported that he had noticed various items of refuse had been left alongside the bins however the Chairman stated that it had been cleared away and pointed out that the area had been tidied to a higher standard over the last month.
6.5 Standing Water at Lay-By Bus Stop
The Chairman confirmed that he had looked into the problem and had cleared the drain away to a degree however he had noted that there may be some damage to the area which could be causing the problem. The clerk confirmed that she had reported the issue to Lincolnshire Highways Department.
6.6 Nuisance dog at Sheepgate/Highgate junction
Mr Chandler reported that the broken gate had now been repaired and therefore the dog was unable to pose any further nuisance at this time.
7.0 LEVERTON EMERGENCY PLAN
The Emergency Plan had now been completed with the necessary updates and the clerk confirmed she would forward the draft to Steve Harris for finalisation.
The clerk had prepared an estimate of the expenditure for the remainder of the current year and for the year 2019/20 for consideration and presented this with the accounts and a copy of the latest bank statement. The clerk’s salary was discussed and it was agreed to increase this to £3600 per annum. The parish council discussed the Precept and the Chairman proposed the precept remain £15,000.
The Parish Council agreed the proposal unanimously.
The Clerk requested the following payments be approved:
C A Anderton & HMRC (Clerk Salary/Tax deduction) £ 250.00 (BACS)
10.1 Alternative Use Boston Projects Ltd:
Notification of Public Information Days
10.2 Lincolnshire CC – Temporary Road Closure
Reason for Closure: Essential maintenance works by Dave Skells TM Ltd
Location: Outgate Road and a point 150 metres West
Period of Closure: 08:00 18/02/2019 to 17:00 22/02/2019
10.3 Lincolnshire CC – Planning Services
Mineral and Waste Planning Authority.
RE: Better communication on planning decisions.
11.0 ITEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PARISH
The Chairman circulated posters for the upcoming Boston Marathon and Mr Horwat requested the mower to be serviced.
12.0 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The date of the next meeting had been previously agreed as Monday 25th February 2019 at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton commencing at 7.00pm. The subsequent meeting was agreed as Monday 25th March.
There being no further business the Chairman thanked those in attendance and closed the meeting at 7.50 pm.