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January 2014

Minutes of Board Meeting held at Kilmun Hall 29 January 2014

 

 

Directors in Attendance:

 

Dinah McDonald               Chair

David McKenzie                 Secretary     

David Eaglesham    

 

Apologies:

 

Pearl Brown                     Treasurer

Victor Sandall

Cllr Bruce Marshall

 

 

Minutes of Meeting 6 November 2013

 

The draft minutes of the Trust Board meeting of 6 November 2013 were reviewed and the following changes made:

 

Villages in Bloom – Bruce maintains all planters
AOCB - the use of the Pier Buildings when the Queens Hall is closed is only a proposal at this point
AOCB – the AICCT is identifying a project to remove all ponticum (not just Rashfield)
Future Meetings – Dinah will also attend the Community Partnership annual gathering.

 

With these changes, the minutes were proposed by Dinah, seconded by David and adopted.

 

 

Matters Arising

 

None

 

Business of the Trust

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Nothing to report  

 

Update on membership

 

Nothing to report

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Due to absence of Treasurer, current bank balances were not available

 

Dinah confirmed that both project (£1000) and administrative (£800) grant applications to the National Park had been approved and paid, as had the grant for invasive species training and equipment from the Forestry Commission.

 

 

Community Action Plan - 2012 

 

Action Status:

 

Theme 1:

 

Priority 1 – Invasive Species:

 

The training course for removal of invasive species took place from 12 – 14 January and was very successful.
Seven individuals attended – 2 Council,1 Forest Service, 1 Kilfinan CDT, 1 Ardentinny CC, 1 Benmore & Kilmun CDT, 1 Blairmore
Equipment, protective clothing and spraying fluid have been bought
Spraying will commence in August

 

Priority 2 – Coastal Path:

 

On hold

 

Priority 3 – Develop Powder Mill site

 

On hold

 

Priority 4 – Improved Signage

 

Bruce had e-mailed the Trust to ask if they would fund the replacement of the community notice board at Younger Hall, Kilmun which had been destroyed by recent weather. It was agreed to check if this was not the responsibility of the Hall.

 

Theme 2:

 

Priority 1 – Blairmore Village Green

 

A series of community meetings have been held with the participation of NP officers and 7N architects. Options for the use of the green have been developed and a final set of recommendations is expected in February.
A decision from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) on funding assistance is awaited.

 

Priority 2 – Strone Pier

 

A discussion was held about whether the Trust should approach SLF regarding obtaining funds for the purchase of the former John Brown site adjacent to Strone pier for retirement homes or similar. David to check and report back.

 

Priority 5 - Village Appearance

 

Nothing to report

 

Theme 3:

 

Priority 2 – Business Development

 

Nothing to report

 

Theme 4:

 

Priority 1: Sewage facilities upgrade

 

Kilmun CC has written to SEPA about this and a meeting is planned between Kilmun CC, SEPA and NP officers. David will attend.

 

Priority 3 – Renewable Energy

 

Nothing to report

 

Liaison

 

Forestry

 

Nothing to report

 

Villages in Bloom

 

Nothing to report

 

Graham’s Point Community Park

 

Inspection and certification of play equipment – a contractor had been identified to carry out the required repair work and the replacement parts had been purchased. Work remains to be scheduled.

 

Work was still needed to maintain the Willow Tunnel, benches and planters. It now looks as if the Trust will have to contract with a firm to carry out this work. Dinah to check who might be available.

 

As part of on-going maintenance, it should be checked if more seating is required.  

 

Working Groups / Projects

 

Paths and Access

 

The pathway from Invereck to the bus stop is now complete

 

The Eachaig path is also now complete

 

The Walking Group remains successful and has started the 2014 program

 

Argyll Mausoleum Ltd (AML)

 

Construction work continues – some unexpected delays were encountered in December, postponing the end of the construction phase until February

 

The informal launch of the Visitor Centre was performed by the Reverend David Mill on 27 January; this was followed by a well-attended talk on the Campbells by Ann Galliard.

 

The Visitor Centre is now open to the public 3 days per week, and is staffed by volunteers.

 

The Mausoleum itself is scheduled to be completed in the August time frame.  

 

AOCB

 

Nothing to report

 

Future Meetings / Date of next meeting

 

 

The next meeting of the Trust Board will be held at 19:30 on Wednesday 12 March. Venue – Younger Hall, Kilmun; Bruce is requested to book the small hall.   




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