BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
held at 7pm on Monday 26 July 2004
at the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon.

Present: The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton, Cllr Mrs J A Ahern, Cllr Mr E V Ashley, Cllr Mrs S Jureko, Cllr Mr P MacLoughlin, Cllr Mr P R Ridgwell, Cllr Mr A P Saxby, Cllr Mr N A Vant.

1.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
The Vice Chairman Cllr Mrs E. Milner, Cllr Mr P S Baldwin, Cllr Mr S J Edwards, Cllr Mr R Silvester, Cllr Mrs C M Silvester.

2.    DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS AND ADDITTIONS TO REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
None declared.

3.    TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 5th July 2004
Resolution Record No. BTC/095/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mr N A Vant and seconded by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 5th JULY 2004 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
4.    MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Item 26 – The Orchard, Coulson Lane, Brandon – Update
The Chairman informed the Council that Mrs Harwood donated the Orchard to be used as a park or garden for the People of Brandon.

5.    URGENT BUSINESS

Planning Application
F/2004/0611/FUL: Land off Bracken Rise, Brandon. Erection of one bungalow and detached double garage. Applicant: Baker & Nisbet Ltd, 4,Holly Lane, Lakenheath.
Resolution Record No. BTC/096/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mr P R Ridgwell.
CARRIED: 7 for, 1 against, 0 abstentions.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL STRONGLY OBJECTS TO PLANNING APPLICATION F/2004/0611/FUL, LAND OFF BRACKEN RISE, BRANDON ON THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS: 1) BRACKEN RISE ALREADY COMPRISES OF A DANGEROUS ROAD WITH NARROW ‘S’ BENDS. INCREASED TRAFFIC WOULD CAUSE GREATER DANGER TO ROAD USERS. 2) THIS IS A CONTRIVED DEVELOPMENT.
6.    RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS:
Resolution Record No. BTC/097/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS ABOUT TO BE TRANSACTED IT IS ADVISABLE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS BE TEMPORARILY EXCLUDED AND THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO WITHDRAW FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES; STAFFING ISSUES; QUOTATIONS; LAND. [Section 100(A)(4) LGA 1972]


BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Confidential Minutes
of the Special Brandon Town Council Meeting
held on Monday 26th July 2004
at the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon.

THIS PAGE IS CONFIDENTIAL
ONLY THE RESOLUTIONS MAY BE DISPLAYED
AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD


7.        TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES – Of   the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 5th July 2004.
Resolution Record No. BTC/098/26/July/04
Proposed by The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern.
CARRIED: 4 for, 2 against, 2 abstentions.
THAT THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 5th JULY 2004 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
8.    MATTERS ARISING FROM CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES - From the Full  Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 5th July 2004
   
Cllr Mr P T MacLoughlin objected to the minutes.
The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton informed him that the time to discuss the minutes had passed as the Council had agreed them.
Members of the Council further informed Cllr Mr P T MacLoughlin that the correct place to discuss the accuracy of minutes was under Item 7.

 Item 21. BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL HANGING BASKET WATERERS
 The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton informed the Council that Mr B Thompson had  returned the waterers.

9.    STAFF GRIEVANCE
RESOLUTION from The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton. Resolution No.107:


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7.30 pm - Cllr Mr P T MacLoughlin left the Meeting and did not return.

Resolution Record No. BTC/099/26/July/04
Proposed by The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr Mr N A Vant.
CARRIED: 6 for, 1 against, 0 abstentions.

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Resolution Record No. BTC/100/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: 5 for, 1 against, 1 abstention.

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10.    STAFFING ISSUES
    RESOLUTION from The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton. Resolution No.108:
   
“This Council employs additional admin staff due to the increased workload of the Clerk”

Resolution Record No. BTC/101/26/July/04
Proposed by The Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr Mr N A Vant.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL EMPLOYS AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER OF STAFF AS A PERMANENT ADMIN ASSISTANT DUE TO THE INCREASED WORKLOAD OF THE CLERK
Resolution Record No. BTC/102/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern and seconded by Cllr Mr A P Saxby.
CARRIED: 6 for, 1 against, 0 abstentions.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL EMPLOYS AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER OF STAFF AS A PERMANENT ADMIN ASSISTANT AT A SALARY OF £11,000 PER ANNUM
Resolution Record No. BTC/103/26/July/04
Proposed by Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern.
CARRIED: Unanimous.

THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL INSTRUCTS THE TOWN CLERK TO CREATE A JOB DESCRIPTION AND ADVERTISE A JOB VACANCY FOR THE POST OF PERMANENT FULL-TIME ADMIN ASSISTANT WITH THIS COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


The Meeting terminated at 7.55 pm




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