MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD 9th JANUARY 2018
Cllrs. Mr Frank Hemmings (FH), Mrs Jackie Allen (JA), Mrs Barbara
Humphreys (BH), Mr Terry Evans (TE),
Mr Shaun Jones (SJ), Clerk to the Council.
Not Present: Cllrs. Mr Gareth Baines & Ms. Kirsty Cottam.
Apologies for absence: Cllrs. Mr Michael Maxfield & Mr Mark Roberts.
Declarations of Interest
120. TO RECORD NOTICE OF THE SPECIAL RESOLUTION THAT HAS REQUESTED RESCISSION OF THE PRECEPT RESOLUTION TAKEN AT THE COUNCIL MEETING ON 13TH DECEMBER 2017.
The Special Resolution was signed by 6 members, LP, MH, SW, BC, TE & JA. JA made a statement as to why she put her name to this motion.
TO CONSIDER BUDGET FOR 2018/19.
· Parish Hall estimated net expenditure lowered by £4,500.00 (removal of repairs line and misc. exps reduced by half and income from the Hall revised up by £1,000.00).
· Recreation estimated net expenditure lowered by £2,500.00 (members lowered the budget for replacement and new play equipment).
TO AGREE THE PRECEPT FOR CHIRK TOWN COUNCIL FOR 2018/19.
On the tabled financial information it is estimated that £92,654 will be required to meet the financial commitments of the Council. In 2017/18 the Precept raised £92,574, 3% higher on the previous year and for a Band D property this was £55.50. It was proposed by MH and seconded by BC that a Band D property in 2018/19 see an increase of £2.22 to £57.72 which is effectively as close to current level of price inflation. The rise in the precept requested by Chirk Town Council has been curbed and will see even closer scrutiny on expenditure to ensure the risk of overspend is contained. The motion was put to the Council and carried, 8 votes with 2 abstentions. The Chair took the opportunity to thank the Clerk for all the work undertaken in bringing this up to date financial information before the Council.
Meeting closed 9.10pm.
Signed Chairman 31st January 2018