Present: Jenny Maclennan, Tom Thomas, Cllr Graham Mackenzie, Acting Sergeant Eddie Mackenzie
Public: Angus Christie and David Shearer
Apologies: Eilidh Green, Jamie Dunsmore, Cllr Mackinnon, Cllr MacLean and Andrew Matheson.
1. Matters arising:
David Shearer reported that matters had not improved in Wrightfield Park. .Cllr Mackenzie will report back to Cllr Mackinnon who was initially dealing with this matter.
Email sent via Highland Council to Reigart Construction, thanking them on behalf of the nearby residents for the excellent manner in which they carried out the demolition of the huts.
Cllr Mackinnon was to give us an update on his scheduled meeting about the problems to do with the newly built at Ben Wyvis Primary. This meeting has been put back and should be on the agenda for the next Adult and Children’s Services meeting on the 13th November.
Minutes proposed Jenny, Tom Seconded- to be formally adopted at next meeting
2. Old school building and grounds future use.
Business case has been submitted to the Highland Council Asset Board. The MFG were due to meet with all four local councillors however due to work commitments and time constraints the meeting did not take place. All four councillors have been able to discuss the business case together and fully support the proposed business case. MFG are waiting on feedback from the Asset Board meeting. MFG meetings are in abeyance until this happens.
Nick Thornton has called a meeting of the new MAC Ltd Board.
Jamie had hoped to attend the meeting but belated apologies stated that he had been held up by plane delays.
No finance report available. Tom Thomas requested cheque for plants to be sent ASAP so winter planting could commence.
Notes of meetings to view newly published Local Plan document were given. Jenny to action and report on same. Six week consultation period only. Initial reading of plan for site in middle of community was very positive.
Woodlands farm wind turbine. No one from the CC had been able to attend. Shares have been offered to the community by the Knockbain turbine partnership.
Community council training will take place locally on the 25th November at Dingwall Council chambers. All members are encouraged to attend.
Acting Sergeant Eddie Mackenzie gave a report. There were 46 calls between Conon Bridge/ Maryburgh of which only 7 were in Maryburgh. Of these three were hoax calls from the phone box at the MAC and only one resulted in a report to the procurator fiscal. Three days of speed checks have been carried out by both local forces and road policing teams. Residents are encouraged to use the new 101 number at any time as if we do not use the resources they will be cut. The future for face to face counters at police stations is looking doubtful
A/S Mackenzie left the meeting at 8.15.
Chair requested that the treasurer contacts Tom re plants and apply for funding from HC. It was noted that the ward discretionary fund has still got some money available to communities.
6. Date of next meeting
27th November 2013