MALDON HARBOUR IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS
Printable pdf 16 January 2020 Minutes of Meeting
MINUTES – Thursday, 16 January 2020, held at the Maldon Little Ship Club
MINUTES OF MEETING – 16 January 2020
I Hiner (Vice Chairman)
41 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Jim Dines, M Gibson.
42 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTEREST
There were none, other than those declared during the meeting.
43 MINUTES – MEETING 21 NOVEMBER 2019
The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 21 November 2019 were formally received. It was AGREED that the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 21 November 2019 be confirmed as a correct record subject to one amendment:-
Minute 32, Re Minute 28 – “parked” on The Quay be corrected to “moored” on The Quay.
44 MATTERS ARISING
There were none.
45 CLERK’S REPORT
Item 1. No 10 Buoy Reinstalled
The PANAR Report had been updated.
Item 2. Date for Annual Public Meeting
The Annual Public Meeting had been booked for Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at the Blackwater Sailing Club.
Item 3. MDC Consultee Status
Jackie Longman, Strategy Theme Lead, Maldon District Council had confirmed that the MDC consultee database had been amended and that MHIC are listed as “Maldon Harbour Improvement Commissioners”.
Item 4. Department for Transport Annual Return
DfT form MSD5 Annual Return had been submitted.
Item 5. Passenger Returns
Most Passenger Returns had been received (deadline Friday, 24 January 2020). A reminder would be sent out if necessary.
46 TREASURER’S REPORT
The Treasurer reported bank balances at 11 January 2020 of Business Premium Account £14,259.50, Current Account £1,106.34, being a total of £15,365.84. Payments were up to date.
47 BUOY REPORT
A buoy inspection afloat was carried out on 12 January 2020.
Both Harbour Limit buoys were clean.
Buoy Nos 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19 were clean.
No 10 cleaned. Light had been reported as failed. New SL15 light had been purchased, coded and was fitted and operational. The SL15 removed showed no signs of mechanical damage or water ingress and was removed to be tested.
No 12 (old style light) was clean, number 2 label failing as before.
No 15 was clean. The old style light was poor.
A large log had been retrieved from the river before Christmas.
January 2020 purchases – 2 new SL15 buoy lights (1 x P, 1 x S).
48 NORTH QUAY REGENERATION DEVELOPMENT BRIEF
A Fluker reported no further information from MDC. There had been discussion regarding responsibility for repair of the wharf. Commissioners discussed the site, the need to preserve wharfage and the long-term future potential of Maldon as a cargo port.
49 MDC LIAISON MEETING, TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY 2020, 5.00 PM
This meeting was postponed. Matt Wilson, Countryside and Coast Manager had sent an email dated 15 January 2020 addressing some points on the Draft Agenda.
1. Signage at Herring Point Crane. This had been discussed previously. I Hiner’s photograph of the Herring Point Crane base and measurements, and the required wording would be sent to A Fluker to be passed to MDC.
2. Signage on The Quay. There was discussion including public awareness of health and safety, awareness of drinking and navigating, signage providing an official warning.
3. Signage at Fullbridge. There was discussion regarding speed limit signage at the bridge.
4. Parking on The Quay. There was discussion including mooring and parking at the Visitors’ Pontoon and the use of card-only “Pay and Display”.
The Clerk would liaise with Matt Wilson regarding a future date for the Liaison meeting.
50. ANNUAL JOINT RIVER SAFETY MEETING, TUESDAY, 17 MARCH 2020, 7.30 PM
The Agenda was discussed. The Maldon Harbour Heritage Status would be added.
51 NEW COMMISSIONER
The skills required were discussed, including knowledge of the river, environmental issues and legal matters.
52 INSURANCE RENEWAL – EXPIRES 1 MARCH 2020
The Clerk would obtain Quotes for comparison.
53 URGENT ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Item a) Web cams – These were installed and ready for linking to the website when Jim Dines returned.
Item b) Planning, Northey SCR/MAL/19/01240 – There was discussion. The Clerk would check if it was passed and check that the Commissioners were on the Consultation List.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.35 pm.
I Hiner (Vice Chairman), Chairman of the Meeting