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Agenda of Meeting

19th December 2005

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
15th December, 2005

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend a meeting of the MALDON TOWN COUNCIL to be held in the CONFERENCE ROOM, Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon on MONDAY, 19th DECEMBER 2005 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Theresa Byles
Town Clerk


Town Mayor:

Deputy Mayor:

Councillors:




Invited to attend:
Cllr. Rev. T. Shrimpton

Cllr. Mrs. S. Riesebeck

A. Almond, M. Bentley, Mrs. M. Curtis, Mrs. M. Game,
K. Jennings, D. Keighley, C. Mackenzie, I. Mackenzie,
S. Savage, K. Smith and Mrs. E. Williams.


Mrs. Rosemary Turp (Parks Development Officer, MDC),
Rev. C. Newman (Mayor's Chaplain)
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD DECLARE AN INTEREST WITH REGARD TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

AGENDA
  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive apologies for absence.
  2. PROMENADE PARK

To receive a presentation from Rosemary Turp, Park Development Officer, MDC on the development of the Promenade Park Gardens and the Delph Ditch.
  3. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ESTIMATES MEETINGS

To receive, consider and approve the minutes of the Council Estimates meeting held on 5th December, 2005 as a correct record.
(copy herewith)
  4. MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

a. To receive and consider a list of functions attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor since the Town Council meeting held 7th November, 2005.
(copy herewith)

b. To publicly thank Mr. Bill Stubbs for presenting the Town Council with a wooden gavel.
  5. MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

To receive and consider the minutes of the following Committee meetings:
 5.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 14th November, 2005

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 28th November, 2005)
 5.2 Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes meeting held on 21st November, 2005.

(copy herewith)
 5.3 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 28th November, 2005

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 12th December, 2005)
 5.4 Minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2005

(copy herewith)
 5.5 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 12th December, 2005

(copy to be circulated)
  6. APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Members are requested to consider the appointment of two members to serve on the Planning Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.
  7. CASUAL VACANCIES

Members to note that sufficient requests have been received for elections to be held to fill both vacancies; if the seats are contested polls will be taken on Thursday 2 February 2006. Nominations for these elections must be received by the Returning Officer by noon on Friday 6 January 2006.
  8. MOOT HALL - BORROWING APPROVAL

a) To receive the report of the Clerk

b) To approve and sign the application for Borrowing Approval
(report herewith - members only)
  9. TOWN COUNCIL POST

To receive and consider a report from the Town Clerk regarding post.
(copy herewith - members only)
 10. MALDON POST OFFICE - PROPOSED BRANCH CHANGE

To receive and consider a letter from the Network Service Manager, Post Office regarding proposed changes to the Maldon Post Office, 43 - 45 High Street.
(copy herewith - members only)
 11. PLUME BUILDING: MAELDUNE HERITAGE CENTRE

To consider and if thought fit agree that the Council applies for a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme for a glass inner door for the ground floor of the Plume building.
(report herewith- members only)
 12. FUTURE DIRECTION OF LIBRARY SERVICES

To receive and consider a letter from the Libraries Manager, Essex County Council regarding the future direction of the library service.
(copy herewith)
 13. TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BOARD

To receive and consider the following:

a. The minutes of the Town Centre Management Board meeting held on 14th September, 2005.
(copy herewith - members only)

b. Town Centre Activities - November, 2005
(copy herewith - members only)
 14.

 14.1
MEMBERS ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

Maldon District Heritage and Museums Forum - 5th December, 2005 - Cllr. S. Savage
 15. CHRISTMAS CLOSING - TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE

Members are informed that the Maldon District Council's Offices will be closed during the Christmas period from 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 23rd December, 2005 and re-opening on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2006. The Town Council offices will also be closed during this period.
 16. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



ITEMS   (copy, report herewith)  are available for inspection at the Town Hall during normal office hours.

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