Agenda and minutes

Harrington Harbour and Dock Board
Friday 16th March, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

8.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017 were agreed as a correct record.

9.

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.

10.

Harbourmaster's Report pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

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

 

The Building Surveyor confirmed that work had been carried out to repair a section of the harbour that had been damaged during the recent storms. The Harbourmaster said that all of the repair work would be done within the next month.

 

Members of the Board asked about the road along the north quay at the harbour, which the Harbourmaster had reported as deteriorating. The Building Surveyor said that the Council did not have any funds to repair the road.

 

The Board noted the report.

11.

Budget Update pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The Building Surveyor provided the Board with an update on the Council’s budget for Harrington Harbour.

 

The report showed that the end of year income for the harbour was £2,835.04. The end of year expenditure was £12,471.54. The Council had used £6,719.00 from its Coastal Budget to assist with the costs.

 

The Building Surveyor said that a significant amount of the expenditure was on works carried out to the aids to navigation at the harbour.

 

The Board suggested that the Building Surveyor ask the Construction Services Manager to bid to increase the budget for the harbour.

12.

Health and Safety

Minutes:

The Health, Safety and Resilience Officer informed the Board that there were no health and safety issues to report with regard to Harrington Harbour.

13.

Inspection of Local Aids to Navigation, Merchant Shipping Act, 1995, Section 198(1) pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

The Board noted a letter which had been sent to the Council from Trinity House concerning defects to aids to navigation at Silloth and Harrington Harbour.

 

The Building Surveyor confirmed that the painting work to the beacons at the Harrington harbour outer and inner entrances and the groyne marker was to be done in the summer. He said that the unlighted buoy for seasonal racing was in good order but was only displayed when racing was taking place.

14.

Draft Harrington Harbour and Dock Board Conservancy Policy pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

The Harbourmaster submitted the draft Harrington Harbour Conservancy Policy for the Board to agree to adopt.

 

The Board had received Port Marine Safety Code training recently in which it was highlighted that the harbour did not currently have a Conservancy Policy.

 

M Messenger moved that the policy be approved. This was seconded by Councillor J Osborn.

 

A vote was taken – the vote in favour of approving the policy was unanimous.

 

Agreed

 

That the Harrington Harbour Conservancy Policy be approved.

15.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

The Building Surveyor informed the Harrington Harbour and Dock Board that letters were soon due to be sent out to mooring holders about mooring fees at Harrington harbour.

 

The Board considered that the mooring fees should be increased due to the rise to inflation over the years.

 

The Building Surveyor was asked to write to mooring holders, informing them that mooring fees at Harrington harbour would be increasing by inflation next year and that the Board referred the right to increase the fees further.

 

The Board considered a request for its members to visit Harrington harbour. The Harbourmaster could then highlight any issues at the harbour to them. The Democratic and Support Services Officer was asked to arrange a visit with the Harbourmaster.

 

Agreed

 

  1. That the Building Surveyor write to mooring holders, informing them that mooring fees at Harrington harbour will be increasing by inflation next year and that the Board refer the right to increase the fees further.

 

  1. The Democratic and Support Services Officer and the Harbourmaster arrange for Harrington Harbour and Dock Board members to visit Harrington harbour.