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Minutes of Board Meeting held at Pier Hotel 10 August 2015
Directors in Attendance
Dinah McDonald Chair
Pearl Brown Treasurer
David McKenzie Secretary
Members in Attendance
Cllr Bruce Marshall
Minutes of Meeting 23 June 2015
The draft minutes of the Trust Board meeting of 23 June 2015 were reviewed. The minutes were proposed by David M, seconded by David E and adopted.
Business of the Trust
David M reported that the Annual Return was now due to Companies House and this will be done shortly.
Update on membership
David M was asked to ensure Membership list was up-to-date prior to AGM
Pearl advised that our bank balances were as follows:
Business Account £3547.44
Insurance for Graham’s Point of £552.28 had been paid.
Community Action Plan 2013 - 2017
Priority 1 – Invasive Species:
The mapping of the knotweed from Blairmore to Kilmun has been completed. Treatment will take place as weather permits.
Priority 1 – Blairmore Village Green
A successful open day was held by Blairmore Village Trust on 25 July. Over £1,000 was raised from the raffle. Community input was given on draft designs for the Green and a survey was held as to whether the project should be Blairmore Green, Field or something else.
Priority 3 – Development of potential sites.
David M had met with Scottish Right to buy (RTB) team in Edinburgh. They advised that the Trust constitution needs to be updated to allow use of Scottish Government funds if needed in the future. David M agreed to work on an approved text for the constitution and bring it to the AGM for approval.
Priority 1: Sewage facilities upgrade
This was discussed at a meeting with Brendan O’Hara MP on July 10. He asked to be kept informed
Priority 2 – Broadband Provision
An additional £42M has been approved by Scottish Government for fast broadband for hard to reach communities. It is still not clear if this will benefit local communities outwith the shore.
Priority 3 – Renewable Energy
A survey commissioned by Kirknewton Devlt Trust is planned.
A proposed new water supply to the Ardentinny Toilets (owned by FCS) is on hold.
Graham’s Point Community Park
Bruce continues to carry out maintenance work
The new goal nest have been installed
Renovation of the bus shelter is in progress.
Working Groups / Projects
Paths and Access
Will be involved in Cowal Fest
Historic Kilmun / Argyll Mausoleum Ltd (AML)
Cash flow remains an issue – one supplier who has been overpaid remains difficult
The next Area Network meeting is on 26 August in Arrochar.
Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the Trust Board will be the AGM which will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 15 September (subsequently moved to 22 September) at the Pier Hotel, Kilmun