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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2005, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman:  Councillor T.W. Bowman; 

 

Vice-Chairman:  Councillor Mrs I Machin;

 

Councillors:  W. Feldon, N. Morrison and Mrs S. Rouse;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer:  Paula M. Hall.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ms J. Morrison, R. Patterson, D. Scott and Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont.

 

165. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

No declarations of interest were received.

 

166. EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC.

RESOLVED that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business.

 

167. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT ON SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE  OF LOCAL COUNCIL CLERKS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.

The Clerk noted receipt of the new Conditions of Service for Clerks of Local Councils from the Society of Local Council Clerks, which she had circulated to Parish Council members prior to the meeting.

The new arrangements replace the agreement established in 1996 and were implemented on 1st January 2005.

The new package introduces new salary ranges based on benchmark posts evaluated by the Local Government Employers’ Organisation and replaces the old scales, which were based on population and staffing numbers.

 

 

Chairman…………………………..

 

 

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The Parish Council considered the matter in line with the information provided.

 

RESOLVED that as from 1st February 2005, the Clerks hours be increased to 37 hours per week.  As from 1st April 2005 the Clerk to progress to LC2 SCP 32, with an incremental rise on 1st April each year until the maximum of the scale is reached.  An allowance to be made in the budget for 2005/2006 for the Clerks pension contributions.

 

168. INGLEBY BARWICK COMMUNITY WARDEN SERVICE.

The Clerk noted receipt of a letter from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) informing that due to inflation the hourly rate for the Community Wardens has had to be increased by 3% per Warden per hour.  The price increase will commence as of 1st April 2005.

 

The Clerk circulated a layout of the costs involved for maintaining the Warden Service as currently provided i.e. two wardens working five hours per day 365 days per year.  It was noted that the overall cost of the scheme for the 12 month period commencing 1st April 2005 would be £39,493.00 excluding VAT.  Taking into account the additional number of houses in Ingleby Barwick, the cost per household would remain at 13p per week.

 

The possibility of storing the two cycles for the Wardens in the Community Hall office was raised. 

The matter is to be discussed by the Community Hall Management Committee at their next meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 14th February 2005.

 

169. FINANCE:

 

(a) Parish Council Current Balance Sheet.

The Clerk/Treasurer circulated copies of the Parish Council's current financial statement, showing a balance of £ 54,169.20, a copy of which is held on the Parish Council file.

 

(b) Accounts for Payment.

The following Accounts were approved for payment, at the meeting:

 

BT Telephone Bill dated 19th January 2005

Cost of Calls              19 Oct-18 Jan

Service Charges       1 Jan-31 Mar                                                 £       117.38

 

 

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(c) Budget 2005/2006.

The Parish Council set the budget for 2005/2006 as follows:

 

BUDGET HEADING                       ESTIMATED             EXPLANATION

                                                            EXPENDITURE       OF CALCULATION

                                                                      £

 

General Administration                        29,783.40              Based upon new

Salary agreement and

Terms for Clerk and anticipated expenditure 2004/05 plus inflation

 

Office Equipment/Stationery                      600.00             Estimated amount

 

Photocopies                                                100.00              Estimated amount

 

Office Accommodation                           3,500.00              Hire of the office/running

costs

 

Hire of Room P.C. Mtgs                             600.00              Anticipated expenditure

 

Training                                                        400.00              Anticipated expenditure

 

CLCA Subs                                                 750.00              Membership and LCR

Subscription

                                                                                               

O.V.T.V. Subs                                               25.00              Annual Membership

 

S.L.C.C. Subs                                             130.00              Annual Membership

 

Ramblers                                                       20.00             Annual Membership

 

Insurance                                                    1,550.00            Estimated amount for                                        Parish Council-excludes

                                                                                                Community Hall payment

 

Grants                                                          7,500.00           Anticipated expenditure

 

Thornaby and I.B. F.C.                             10,000.00           Allocated Funding for

                                                                                                Thornaby Road Project

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Carried forward                                     54,958.40

 

Chairman……………………………

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BUDGET HEADING                       ESTIMATED             EXPLANATION

                                                            EXPENDITURE       OF CALCULATION

                                                                      £

 

brought forward                                     54,958.40          

 

Community Hall Grant                                3,000.00           Allocated Funding

 

Sponsorship FC & Garden Comp.              125.00           Anticipated expenditure.

                                                         

Community Communication                        300.00           Anticipated expenditure.

 

Audit Fee                                                       400.00           Based on Price Bands

                                                                                                Supplied by HLB AV Audit

 

Community Wardens                               39,493.00           Costs for Continuation of

The Warden Service as

Currently Provided

 

Community Facilities                                 3,000.00            Xmas Tree             1,000

                                                                                                Tree Planting         1,000

                                                                                                Street Furniture      1,000

 

Dog Fouling Bins                                       1,850.00            Allocated Funding for the

Five Bins Provided

 

Accumul. Fund for Election Costs            3,000.00           

 

Miscellaneous Reserve                             2,000.00           

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Total Estimated Expenditure                108,126.40                  

Less anticipated balance

2004/2005                                                15,326.40                                                          

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Total Precept                                       £  92,800.00

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RESOLVED that the Parish Council approves the budget for 2005/2006 and the Clerk to request the Precept amount of £92,800.00 for Ingleby Barwick Parish Council from S.B.C. accordingly.

 

Chairman…………………………              Clerk………………………………

 

Date……………………….                          Date………………………….                                 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF

 

SPECIAL

MEETING

 

OF

 

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2005

 

AT

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE,

BARWICK WAY,

INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL