PMBHA 2012 AGM minutes
The AGM was held on Saturday 5th May 2012 in the Plas Menai meeting room at 1500hrs.
Chairman’s review of 2011
Apology from our secretary Jan Ranner who was unable to attend.
Thanks to Barry Davies and Llyr Jones for attending.
Thanks to maritime department for supporting our case to keep the fees down and introducing the discount for early commitment
2012 fees frozen and 7% discount for early payment.
Marina numbers stabilised at around 350 but harbour numbers declined.
A direct debit arrangement for payment of fees is to be introduced.
Next year we would like to see:
Frozen fees to be continued
Bigger reserves for dredging
Dredging costs to be spread more fairly between users
Car park improvements
Passing of Association’s accounts
The accounts for 2011 were presented by the treasurer
proposed by John Carling, seconded by Gerallt Williams - accepted by meeting
Since the year end we have received 120 membership renewals (£600) and we have had expenditure of £326 -36, giving us a balance of £2892-94 on 29th April. Expenditure has been on stamps, AGM drinks and nibbles and a new laser printer.
It was suggested from the floor that we should investigate a method of membership renewal without the need for postage
Election of the Officers and committee:
The current officers and committee members are willing to stand
David Dewsbury - Chairman
Brian Edmonds - Treasurer
Jan Ranner - Secretary
Richard Smith, Malcolm Mackley, Bohdan Borzykowski, Gerallt Williams, David Bayly
Proposed Gerald Carlton, seconded Paul Langford - accepted by meeting
Agreement of Membership fee for 2013
It was proposed that the membership fee should remain at £5
Proposed Richard Smith, seconded David Bayly - accepted by meeting
The chairman closed the AGM
Audio visual presentation Llyr Jones
Picked out key issues from 2011 AGM and reported on progress over the last year.
Professional service had been provided by Hafan staff
Concern over fees and value for money
Dredging works at harbour entrance
Repositioning pontoons on piles
Sailing academy proposals
Report to council board regarding fees
No increase in fees, no inflation applied, direct debit provision to be in place soon, discount for hoist charges and electricity charges amended.
Stockpile removed from entrance
Land based dredging of entrance at Easter low tides
Removed some piles from channel
New and improved navigation aids
External consultants appointed
Investment in Hafan Pwllheli
New hoist (£150k) in September
Improvements to showers commissioned shortly
Dredging and disposal of material
Review dredging strategy
Possible future actions
Development of Sailing Academy marketing
Improvements to channel moorings - possible pontoons
Repairs to short groyne
Compare with other marinas
Questions from floor
Will marina be dredged this winter?
Yes - New pontoons from Academy capital budget. Marina and channel will utilise equipment on site
There was much discussion about fair contribution to the dredging costs from all harbour users. At present 100% of the cost is borne by the marina, it was thought that 50% would be fairer
Concerns regarding events boats crossing harbour users - need for separate fairway - event people need to be respectful of the area and it’s users. It was suggested by the Maritime Department that harbour users should report incidents with details, including speeding support boats.
Stopping events competitors using marina showers etc. Could have card access only
Improvements needed to recycling
Poor lighting on shore - improvements and more efficient lights needed
Dredging - high spot opposite Partington’s needs removing
Is there anything the harbour user’s can do to help the council achieve improvements?
Concern regarding new pontoons and existing refunds for visitor lets
Concern regarding channel. Maritime department have a target of achieving ‘design depth’. This is a design of 25 year ago - we should be looking at the next 25 years and the usage and type of vessel that may use the harbour. There is no target for achieving the design width.
Encourage more visiting vessels
Frequent visitor scheme
Use of town quay - still not used despite buoys to the area
Reciprocal arrangements with other marinas and harbours
Display photographs of staff.
MARINE CONSERVATION ZONES (MCZs)
The chairman outlined the possible effects to our boating, the use of beaches and the consequential effect on the whole area if the proposed MCZs around the peninsular are implemented.
Members were encouraged to learn about the proposals and to fill in the online forms as individuals
The meeting gave their unanimous approval for the committee to work with other bodies to minimise the adverse effects of the proposed MCZs