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The Commissioners set a rate of 3.50p in the £.


The Clerk reminded Commissioners of the need to declare interests in any relevant matters.
Mr J F Martin was re-appointed as Chairman.   Mr J H Fenn was re-appointed as Vice Chairman and Mr N Buttress was appointed as a Commissioner.
The Commissioners discussed the IDB Review.   The Commissioners agreed that the appointed Sub-Committee would make the necessary arrangements to meet with the Ladus DDC Sub-Committee to discuss the possibility of amalgamation.
The Clerk reported that he had been in contact with the local authorities within the Middle Level area following the Pitt Review and reported on the Flood and Water Management Bill, which looked to appoint Upper Tier Local authorities as Lead Local Flood authorities.
The Clerk also reported on recent Defra consultations and updated the Commissioners on the Water Framework Directive, spoil disposal and grant-in-aid.
The Chairman reported that the drain maintenance works for 2009/2010 had been completed as planned and that the District system was operating well.
The Commissioners gave consideration to both the piping and filling of the District drain between points 37 and 38 by Doug Clark Produce Ltd and the proposed development on land at 34 Isle Bridge Road, Outwell by Mr D Cuckow.   Further information was awaited on both matters.
The Commissioners noted the position regarding the unchanged precept figure and agreed to pay the increased subscription to ADA for 2010.
The payments and accounts were approved.

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