11-17-20 GF MINS
MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
HELD ONLINE USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM
ON TUESDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2020
Present Cllr. Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), (in the chair).
Councillors: J. Baskett (JB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), S. Crew (SC), H. Filer (HF), D. Ford (DF), J. Garrett (JG), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D Hobson (DH), G.E. Horton (GEH), D. Jackman (DJ), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), J. Simmons (JS) F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT), Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D. Wing (DEW).
Councillors not present: A. Cox (AC)
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant, Mrs. M Vincent were also present.
171. Apologies for Absence
No apologies for absence were received.
172. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
Cllr. JS – item 4 as haS worked for one of those groups that have applied for a grant application. Cllr. JS to leave the meeting during this item due to being a pecuniary interest.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Governance and Finance Committee Meeting held on 3rd November 2020 be approved as the Minutes.
NB: Cllr. JS left the meeting at 8:01pm returning at 8:24pm. Cllr. DJ left the meeting at 8:07pm.
174. Closed Session Item
It was RESOLVED to move into Closed Session in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the confidential nature of the business to be discussed in relation to the following matters:
a. Grants – Following discussions it was RESOLVED to award a grant of £1,200 to Louth and District Help for the Homeless (application 1). Further, the Town Clerk to request from Louth Playgoers Society Ltd. (application 2) updated information regarding their situation following lockdown. A revised report to be brought back to a future meeting. It was noted that this type of organisation (ie Theatre) would be eligible for funding under Section 145 of the Local Government Act and so if awarded a grant, it should not be taken from the S137 budget.
It was RESOLVED to move out of Closed Session.
175. Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Governance and Finance Committee meeting was 1st December 2020.
The Meeting Closed at 8.25pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________