Annual General Meeting held on Monday 21st May 2018.
Chairman: Cllr K S Paul
Cllr F Churchill, Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig, Cllr M Rashid, Cllr J Wilson.
Officer: Mrs K Woods.
Apologies were received and accepted from
Cllr H Hendry.
2. Election of Chairman
RESOLVED: That Cllr K S Paul be elected to service the Parish of Smith's Wood as Chairman of the Council
for the year 2018/2019.
3. Election of Vice-Chairman
RESOLVED: That Cllr M Rashid be elected to service the Parish of Smith's Wood as Vice-Chairman of the Council
for the year 2018/2019.
4. Alterations to Standing
Orders/Financial Regulations/Risk Assessment.
Although there was no alteration to the Standing Orders
the Parish Council requested that it be minuted that the time of the meeting be changed from 4.15pm to 4.30pm.
There were no changes to the Financial Regulations or Risk Assessment.
5. Committee Structure
It was RESOLVED: That the
committee structure be as follows:
Finance and General Purposes Committee
Chairman: Cllr D Cornock
Cllr G Craig
Members: All members of the Full Council.
Academy Liaison Committee
A new Committee is to be set up to reconstitute the User Agreement Committee.
Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig and Cllr J Wilson.
6. Other Representatives
It was RESOLVED: That the other representatives
be as follows:
Citizens Advice Bureau: Cllr M Rashid
Birmingham Airport: Cllr J Wilson.
Steering Group: Cllr G Craig.
St Leonard’s Day Centre: Any available Councillor
Press Officer: Cllr
Health and Safety Officer: Cllr G Craig and Cllr K S Paul.
It was RESOLVED: That the sum of
£121,500.00 formed the precept levied by Smith's Wood Parish Council for the year 2018/2019.
Solicitor’s Fees - £0.00
Salaries and Wages - £98,000.00
Organised Events and Projects - £3,000.00
Maintenance - £3,000.00
Ground Maintenance - £2,000.00
Local Primary Schools - £11,500.00
Grants to Voluntary
Organisations - £0.00
Other Expenses - £1,500.00
Business Rate - £13,500.00
Less Income from Fun Day - £-500.00
Income from Community Gym - £-32,000.00
Total Expenditure -
Less Reserves - £-12,000.00
Parish Precept - £121,500.00
a.) Milk to Local Primary
Members were informed that St John the Baptist School has cancelled their participation in
the Free School Milk scheme.
It was RESOLVED: That any surplus funds would be transferred to the
Miscellaneous Contingency Fund to help pay for the clear up after the illegal encampment that occurred on the playing field
from 14th to 16th
8. Minutes of the Full
It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Full Council meeting held
on Monday 23rd April 2018 be approved as a true and correct record.
Airport - Re: Airspace Change Proposal - Proposed changes to flightpaths for aircraft departing Runway 33 - Sponsor Consultation
It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.
b.) Spectrum Fire Protection - Re: Emergency Lighting Remedial
and Maintenance Proposal.
It was RESOLVED: That both quotations be accepted.
c.) Brian Brown (Solihull Area Committee) - Re: Unauthorised Gypsy,
Romany and Traveller encampments.
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk attend this meeting
on behalf of the Parish Council.
O’Dwyer - Re: Update - M6 J2 to J4 SMP Closure Programme.
It was RESOLVED: That this
item be received and noted.
e.) Solihull-Sustain -
Re: Colebridge Alert 18/05/2018.
It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and
f.) West Midland Police - Re: Neighbourhood
Alerts: WMNow Solihull; Stolen Laptops.It was RESOLVED: That these items be received and noted.
10. Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the previous Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday
9th April 2018 be approved as a true and correct record.
11. Member’s Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.
Parish Council Members.
Cllr Craig asked if there was anyway to boost the membership to the
Parish Council, as numbers appear to be dwindling due to two recent resignations, illness and some councillors living abroad
for much of the year. Members agreed that maybe they could ask people they know if they would be interested
in joining the Parish Council.
b.) Family Fun Day.
asked if the Mayor of Solihull is attending the Fun Day. The Clerk informed members that a request form
had been completed and forwarded to the Mayor’s office, but the reply back was that the Mayor was already engaged that
day. Cllr Rashid asked if the Clerk could resend the request form.
c.) Birmingham Airport.
Cllr Wilson attended a Birmingham
Airport Committee meeting and was informed that the resident Fire Brigade offer a fire fighting course which is free of charge
to Parish Council staff. Members asked the Clerk to enquire with the Airport Fire Brigade if they can arrange
a course at the gym.
12. Dates of Next Meetings.
and General Purposes Committee: Monday 4th June 2018 at 4.30pm.
Full Council: Monday
25th June 2018 at 4.30pm.
13. Exclusion of Public and Press.
was RESOLVED: That in accordance with Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press
be excluded from the following Agenda item: Private Section of Minutes.