Minutes of Meeting, 30th April 2015

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 30th  April 2015 at the ‘The Kilmorack Hall’ at 7.30pm

Present:  Steve Byford (Chair), John Stewart (Vice Chair) Duncan Fraser(Treasurer),  Mary Graham(Secretary), John Graham,

Apologies: Cllr. Helen Carmichael, Cllr. Margaret Davidson

Meeting commenced:  7.34pm.

Minutes of the previous meeting Thurs 2nd April 2015 were taken as read and accepted as a true and accurate record.  Proposed by John Stewart and seconded Duncan Fraser – Approved.

Police Scotland, Beauly Area Report: PC Scott Maclean – No crimes or public order issues.

Matters arising:

  1. Fish Pass opening. JG read letters from SSE stating that there were no plans to re-open to the Public due to safety concerns, Cllr. Davidson had raised this with A. Brand and it was agreed that it should be brought up at the CLG.
  2. Broadband Complaints are ongoing but Aigas Community Forest has agreed to pursue the option of providing Community Broadband with Community Broadband Scotland. The Cabinets are now finished but no date for final activation.
  3. Urchany Path – Ask Mark to provide quote to Stewart Eastaugh who can then seek funding.
  4. SSE Resilient Communities Fund –Kilmorack Hall has decided that the ongoing obligations and responsibilities would be onerous to any future management and have therefore declined the opportunity at this time, Information has been passed to Beauly Care project. In these circumstances the KCC felt unable to progress this any further.
  5. Quarry Paths update – no report.

Chairman’s Business:

  • SB spoke to Andrew Hogg. Stone( Wester Balblair lodge) to be moved to SB’s barn in Windhill in May.
  • Altrye Road path nearing completion. SB asked the secretary to confirm with MD plans to resurface the Altyre road this summer.

Vice Chairman’s Report:  

  • JS referred to the cars parked on the new footpath between the Kirk and Altyre Road. Complaints from people with children’s buggies and wheelchairs being forced into the road to pass. Email THC for clarification on parking.

Secretary’s Business and Correspondence:

  • Mobile Library Routing – not applicable.

Finance:

  • No transactions this month. Balance is £1472.38

Planning Matters:  None

AOCB:  

  • Complaints have been received about ripples westbound on A831 just past substation. Vehicles have been damaged. Email Community Services(Roads) .
  • Emergency Plan – This was brought up for discussion and further consideration.

Next meeting:   4th June 2015 at the Kilmorack Hall.

 Meeting Closed: 9.12pm    

 Signed:

SB-Small                        

 Steve Byford            

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Minutes of Meeting, 2nd April 2015

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at the ‘The Kilmorack Hall’ at 7.45pm

Present:  Steve Byford (Chair), John Stewart (Vice Chair) Duncan Fraser(Treasurer),  Mary Graham(Secretary), John Graham, Cllr. Helen Carmichael

Apologies: Cllr. Hamish Wood, Cllr. Margaret Davidson

Meeting commenced:  7.51pm.

Minutes of the previous meeting Thurs 5th March 2015 were taken as read and accepted as a true and accurate record.  Proposed by Steve Byford and seconded John Stewart – Approved.

Police Scotland, Beauly Area Report: PSgt Craig Stuart – No crimes reported

Matters arising:

  1. Broadband Complaints – JG speaking to Stuart Robertson of Digital Highlands and Islands. Assessing possibility of Aigas Community Forest providing Community Broadband.
  2. BHF Update – Defibrillator is now operational but presently stored at Cluanie. Awaiting the electrician to fit the box at the Kilmorack Hall.
  3. Ditches – vote of thanks to John Taylor for ditch clearing in the Braes and opposite Aigas Dam.
  4. Cnoc an Eas wind farm consultation day – It was considered that the times were not appropriate for the Community.

Chairman’s Business:

  • Noise issues Wester Balblair – SSE had asked Sgurr to monitor at Croft House and Satori . Both residents spoke to Sgurr. Subsequent to that SSE decided to monitor substation only. Respond to Alastair Brand, Cllr. Margaret Davidson, Cllr. Helen Carmichael, Gregor McCormick, John Lee, and David Gardner(SSE) stating that we are disappointed and would they re-consider. Also still requesting jackets around the SVC filters.

Vice Chairman’s Report:  

  • JS took Neil Anderson to discuss the new quarry path. Andrew Hogg(SSE) to liaise with Breedon and Lovat estates.

 Secretary’s Business and Correspondence:

  • Adopt a Phone Box. It was suggested that if ACF wished to adopt the box at the Crask of Aigas, KCC would support. All agreed.

Finance: The treasurer has paid for the Defib wall box. 

Planning Matters:  None

AOCB:  

  • Helen Carmichael updated members on delivery of the Beauly Care bus and Men’s shed.

 Next meeting:   30th April 2015 at the Kilmorack Hall. (change due to elections)

Meeting Closed: 9.35pm    

 Signed:  

SB-Small                      

 Steve Byford