Minutes of Meeting 7th April 2016

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 7th April 2016 at the ‘The Kilmorack Hall’ at 8.00pm

Present:   John Stewart (Vice-Chair) Duncan Fraser(Treasurer),  Mary Graham(Secretary), John Graham, Provost Cllr. Helen Carmichael, Cllr. Margaret Davidson, Cllr. Dr. Jean Davis


Apologies: Steve Byford, Police Scotland

Meeting commenced:  8.00pm. – John Stewart in the Chair.

Minutes of the previous meeting Thurs 3rd March 2015 were taken as read and accepted as a true and accurate record.  Proposed by John Graham, seconded by Duncan Fraser – Approved.

Police Scotland, Beauly Area Report: MG read the Police Scotland Report

Matters arising:

  1. The Highland Council Annual Grant – Contrary to expectations there will be a small increase
  2. SSE – Noise Monitoring – JS reported that the noise was as bad as ever whilst the SVC was running at 100%. Sgurr had re-instated the monitoring equipment which showed high noise levels.
  3. SSE Western Isles Convertor Station. – modified plans are with THC prior to full planning application.
  4. JS met with Chris O’Donnell of Murphy who offered the Community 5(4) redundant site offices presently at Muir of Ord. Options would be explored.
  5. Parking on lowered pavement was still a problem with one car permanently parked with flat tyres. A solution would be investigated.
  6. Kilmorack Gallery Bus Shelter – JG to discuss with Fettes the appropriate treatment..

Chairman’s Business: None

Vice Chairman’s Report:  

  • SSE – rationalisation of the overhead lines is progressing with the Nairn line planned for removal starting 8th May and the Shin line shortly thereafter. Affected residents will be notified.
  • JS reported that the next SSE liaison meeting will be on 20th April 2016 at the Lovat Arms..
  • Bus drop off at Kilmorack Hall – JG had identified that the land belongs to the Church of Scotland. DF confirmed it was in fact Glebe land. JG will pursue the possibilities with CofS

Secretary’s Business and Correspondence:  

  • Policing questionnaire had been completed and returned.

Finance: As per AGM

Planning Matters:  No applications this month

AOCB:  None.

 Next meeting: Thursday 12th May 2016 at 7.45pm

Meeting Closed: 9.10pm    


                                                               Steve Byford