PWLLHELI MOORING AND BERTH HOLDERS ASSOCIATION
NOTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 19 APRIL 2014
Officers: Phil Ranner (PR) acting Chairman, Brian Edmonds (BE) Treasurer, Jan Ranner (JR) Secretary.
Apologies: David Dewsbury Chairman
Committee: Richard Smith (RS), Malcolm Mackley (MM), Bohdan Borzykowski (BB), David Bayly (DB), Ruth James (RJ). Co-opted: Paul (PL) & Nan Langford (NL), Mark Thompson (MT)
1. Chairman’s report Phil Ranner advised the meeting that Dave Dewsbury (PMBHA Chairman) was unable to attend the AGM. Phil Ranner asked whether there were any objections from members to him Chairing the meeting on this occasion. The members agreed that Phil could act as Chair. Phil stressed that he was not a committee member and could therefore not speak on behalf of the committee. He would simply chair the meeting. He advised that the Committee members present would speak on behalf of the Committee.
Phil presented the Chairman, Dave Dewsbury’s, report. The report is available to read on the website.
2. Passing of Association’s accounts
The Treasurer Brian Edmonds presented the accounts. They were proposed for acceptance by Steve Pollitt and seconded by Heather Thistleton.
3. Election of the Committee
There was no change to the current Committee members: Dave Dewsbury (Chairman), Brian Edmonds (Treasurer), Jan Ranner (Secretary). Richard Smith, Malcolm Mackley, Bohdan Borzykowski, David Bayly and Ruth James. Proposed by Sarah Collins and seconded by Joyce Williams.
It was noted that Gerallt Williams has resigned from his Committee post. The Chairman thanked Gerallt for his work on behalf of PMBHA.
New Committee members: Paul and Nan Langford, Mark Thompson. Proposed by Paul Collins and seconded by Nick Thistleton.
4. Agreement of Membership fee for 2015
It was recommended by the Committee that this remain at £5. It was proposed and agreed unanimously by members to remain £5 for 2015.
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PR advised that the Maritime unit representatives had indicated that they would be willing to attend a later meeting. The members were keen for a meeting to be arranged.
PR advised members that the Hafan now has a flare disposal service.
Communications BB asked for a show of hands of those that use both Yahoo and the new website. There were 3 members for the Yahoo site and 4 for the website. BB suggested that the PMBHA Committee needs to communicate better with members. If members want to receive direct emails then please let the Committee know via the PMBHA website.
BE stated that 272 berths had been taken up at the time of this meeting. 296 was final figure for 2013. Wil Williams (WW) (Hafan Manager) thought that confirmed berths was slightly more than at the same time last year
Dredging & Boat movements
BE reported on the current status of the Hafan and Harbour dredging. 85% of the dredging of the marina basin is now complete. WW said that it would be appreciated if boat owners with berths in areas still to be dredged would move their own boats. Those willing should contact the office and they will be allocated a temporary berth.
BE advised members that some fenders had “gone astray” during boat movements. Members were advised to mark fenders with boat name or berth number. He also stated that some fenders are being stored in the Hafan office.
Harbour Consultative Committee meetings (HCC)
BE advised that the PMBHA are represented at the HCC meetings and members can access the Notes via a link on PMBHA website.
Historically PMBHA has had a seat on the Committee. The Committee reports on issues and presents budget and expenditure details. Committee members are able to raise issues.
The Committee is to continue but with changes which will satisfy the requirements of the Harbour Safety Code. The Committee will be made up of Councillors, Council officials and 7 seats for interested bodies, each to submit reason for membership. The Council Board will confirm membership.
The HCC will become a more important forum.
AOB · RJ thanked Committee members for their help in setting up the meeting room and buffet. Members were invited to help themselves when the meeting finished.
· RJ explained the Sailing Club Pwllheli Cruising boat-to-boat party arrangements and invited PMBHA members to attend.
· BE said that PMBHA had been invited to join in with the Sailing Club Pwllheli Cruising during 2013 and it was intended to extend invitations to 2014.
· John Carlin advised the Committee that the lights on the main walkway are insufficient and may pose a Harbour safety issue. He was advised to take this matter up with WW (Hafan Manager).
· John Carlin (Grand slam) advised that his boat has been “hit” 5 times by smaller park and launch boats waiting to be towed out by the slipway. He has asked whether more signage could be displayed in the area of the slipway. He was advised to discuss the issue with WW (Hafan Manager).
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