Present:  Cllr. Plant (in the chair), Cllrs. Howell, Lock, Whitton.  

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. Fairfield, Jamieson, Parker, Richardson

1. The minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2017, having previously been circulated, were taken as read.

2. Matters Arising from the Minutes

(a)  Casual vacancy: there have been no expressions of interest.

(b) Telephone kiosk: BT has now transferred the Old Ellerby payphone to the parish council.  Parishioners will be asked for their ideas on how it could be used.

(c) Broadband: Mr. Gregory will check with ERYC when the Old Ellerby cabinet will become operative.

(d) Clerk to ask Mike Peeke whether there is any progress on providing chippings at the railway line car park, and piping a section of the ditch alongside Lambwath Lane.

3. Planning Applications

(a) Plans approved: 17/02444, boundary wall Mill Stables.

    17/02972, reception unit at Skirlaugh Garden Centre.

4. Highways and Grounds Maintenance

(a) A165 traffic: traffic is using the road through Ellerby to avoid roadworks on the A165.  ERYC has been unable to offer any help, following a request from the parish council about traffic travelling too fast and damage to trees and verges. Part of Crab Tree Lane is due to be temporarily closed for works.  

(b) There is some graffiti on a road sign near the Railway Inn which has been reported to ERYC.

(c) Clerk to report to Yorkshire Water a suspected water leak near Southfield, Old Ellerby.

(d) Litter bin: suggestion received that a bin be sited at the railway line car park.  To be discussed at next meeting.

5. Correspondence Received

(a) ERYC:  Overview and scrutiny committee

   Rough sleepers survey

(b) Npower: reminder received about unpaid account dating back to 2016.  The Clerk had queried the invoice, which has now been paid.

(c) HART: newsletter and information about changes to legislation which may affect their services.

(d) Clerk's salary: Autela has suggested paying the clerk quarterly in future rather than half-yearly in view of new system of submitting information to HMRC.  This was agreed.

6. Payment of Accounts

 Npower   £166.66  Street lighting 2016

 Yorkshire Water      £7.63  Allotments water

 HMRC      £49.40  PAYE

 Mrs. S. Towne   £198.25  Half year salary

 ERYC    £536.76  Street lighting maintenance

 SLCC      £30.00  Contribution to membership subscription

 Garden & Tree Services £222.18  Cutting PRoW  

7. Date of Next Meeting

Monday 8th January 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Methodist Church schoolroom

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