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Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Crich Parish Council
Wednesday, 24 November 2004, in the Glebe Field Centre

Present: Cllr Goodhead (Chairman), Cllr Lane (Vice Chairman), Cllrs Bendon, Cooke, Harris, Salt, Smith, Thorpe, and Whitney; Michael Coultas.

Apologies: Cllrs Brierton and Harwood.

The Chairman informed the Council of Mrs Turville�s request to be relieved of duties for an unspecified time due to personal circumstances. He had asked DALC for advice on a temporary Clerk. DALC suggested Michael Coultas and he had agreed to act.

RESOLVED: to appoint Michael Coultas Acting Clerk and Acting Responsible Financial Officer with effect from 16 November until the resumption of such duties by Mrs Turville or until further resolution by the Council.

RESOLVED: to pay Michael Coultas an hourly rate in accordance with DALC circular 18/2004 with undetermined hours to be recorded by him weekly with effect from 16 November except that they do not exceed 30 hours a week for the first two weeks and 20 hours in any subsequent week, and to pay office expenses and travel expenses outside the parish on necessary Council business. Payments to be made at each ordinary Council meeting upon prior submission of hours and expenses for approval to the Chairman and Vice Chairman and at least one other member of the Finance Committee.

RESOLVED: to accept Mrs Turville�s request to be relieved of her duties as Clerk and RFO and to retain her for up to three months on full pay and thereafter until further resolution by the Council and in accordance with any contractual or legal obligations.

Cllrs Harris proposed and Cllr Smith seconded a vote of support to Mrs Turville.

RESOLVED: to convey to Mrs Turville the Council�s deep sympathy in her personal circumstances and the Council�s appreciation of the superb work she had carried out as Clerk, with the hope that she would be able to resume her work.

The Chairman thanked members for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8.30 pm