Agenda and minutes

Harrington Harbour and Dock Board
Friday 17th March, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

15.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

16.

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To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2016.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2016 were agreed as a correct record.

17.

Harbour Master's Report

Minutes:

The Harbour Master provided the Board with an update on current and future issues surrounding Harrington Harbour.

 

Repairs had been carried out to the pontoons in the harbour.

 

Dredging works to the inner harbour had begun on 20 February 2017 but would need to be done in two stages due to the build-up of mud between the harbour roads and the pontoons. The build-up of mud meant that harbour users had less window of opportunity to leave and enter the harbour. The Harbour Master also reported a build-up of sand and shingle outside the harbour mouth and between the pier and breakwater and expressed the importance of keeping a navigable channel at all times while vessels were using the harbour. Dredging works were due to commence again in April 2017.

 

Members asked that the Council’s Building Surveyor request that the remaining budget for the dredging works be carried forward to the 2017/18 financial year, due to the works commencing in April.

 

The Harbour Master planned to inspect all centre moorings and to replace chains and mooring buoys where necessary when the harbour roads had been cleared of mud.

 

The Harbour Master reported that he did not yet have a boat with which he could carry out his duties, which had been flagged as a serious health and safety concern at a previous meeting. Members were told that this was due to the lack of a suitable boat being available locally. Members suggested that the Harbour Master expand his search, explaining that the cost of doing so was outweighed by the health and safety issues of not having one, and asked that the Harbour Master and Building Surveyor work together to find one.

 

Members asked that the Building Surveyor seek planning permission for the installation of a container on the harbour in which harbour users would be able to store their fishing equipment.

 

The Harbour Master informed members that he intended to take members of Harrington Youth Club out on a yacht, sailing between Maryport and Harrington and providing them with a history of the harbours.

 

Lastly, the Harbour Master asked that members of the Board get in touch with him if they were interested in taking a tour of Harrington Harbour.

 

Agreed

 

That:

 

1.  the Building Surveyor request that the remaining budget for dredging works in the 2016/17 financial year be carried forward to 2017/18

 

2.  the Harbour Master and Building Surveyor work together to find a boat suitable for the Harbour Master to carry out his duties

 

3.  the Building Surveyor seek planning permission for the installation of a container on Harrington Harbour in which harbour users can store fishing equipment

18.

Budget Update

Minutes:

The Building Surveyor provided the Board with an update on the council’s budget for the harbour.

 

£30,000 had been spent on concrete works to protect the foot of the sea wall, £3,500 had been put on an order to repair the aid to navigation at the entrance to the harbour, £5,200 had been spent on the cleaning of the harbour roads and £2,700 on various concrete repairs and works to pontoons.

 

Members asked that details on the budget be provided with the agenda for the next meeting.

 

Members agreed that there be no increase to mooring fees for 2017/18 but asked that the Building Surveyor send a letter to mooring holders informing them that the Council was minded to increase its fees in line with inflation in 2018/19.

 

Agreed

 

That:

 

1.  details on the budget be provided with the agenda for the next meeting

 

2.  there be no increase to mooring fees for 2017/18 and that the Building Surveyor send a letter to mooring holders informing them that the Council is minded to increase its fees in line with inflation in 2018/19

19.

Safety Management System Framework

Minutes:

The Corporate Health and Safety Officer had informed the Board that he had started reviewing the Safety Management System Framework but that it would take several weeks due to the need to carry out bespoke risk assessments on the site.

 

Members requested that a date on when the framework would be completed by be sent to them and that the Corporate Health and Safety Officer provide a report on the framework at the next meeting.

 

Agreed

 

That a date on when the Safety Management System Framework will be completed by be sent to members of the Board and that the Corporate Health and Safety Officer provide a report on the framework at the next meeting

20.

Health and Safety

Minutes:

Members asked that it be reported to the Corporate Health and Safety Officer that the Harbour Master still did not have a boat with which he could carry out his duties.

 

It was also asked that the Corporate Health and Safety Officer be informed of the build-up of sand and shingle in the harbour, due to the risk it posed for users.

 

Agreed

 

That:

 

1.  it be reported to the Corporate Health and Safety Officer that the Harbour Master still did not have a boat with which he could carry out his duties

 

2.  the Corporate Health and Safety Officer be informed of the build-up of sand and shingle in the harbour

21.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

None.