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Minutes of Board Meeting held at Uig Hall 31 August 2016
Directors in Attendance
Dinah McDonald Chair
David McKenzie Secretary
Pearl Brown Treasurer
Cllr Bruce Marshall
Minutes of Meeting 27 July 2016
The draft minutes of the Trust Board meeting of 27 July 2016 were reviewed. The minutes were proposed by Catherine, seconded by David and adopted.
Business of the Trust
A reminder had been received from OSCR that accounts had to be filed by 30 September. This would be done following AGM, now scheduled for 21 September.
Annual Companies House confirmation has been processed at a cost of £13.00.
Update on membership
Pearl advised that our bank balances were as follows:
Savings Account: £2060.28
The insurance for Graham’s Point had been paid at £599.04. Dinah and Pearl had tried to find a cheaper quote, but nothing was available.
Dinah advised that the Trust will need to organise one or more fund raising events as the grants that had been previously received were now reduced and no longer cover fixed outgoings.
Community Action Plan 2013 - 2017
Priority 1 – Invasive Species:
JK spraying will be re-started this week
Priority 1 – Blairmore Village Green
Catherine reported that the Blairmore Village Trust had offered surplus land plots principally on the shore to adjacent households. Some of these offers had been accepted and the conveyancing was now in place.
Priority 3 – Development of potential sites.
A pre-application enquiry for the Tyneshandon site has been submitted to the National Park and a meeting took place on site with the planners on 30 August. A positive response is expected.
Priority 2 – Broadband Provision
Priority 3 – Renewable Energy
Villages in Bloom
Graham’s Point Community Park
Damages to some of the features have occurred. One standing stone has been broken, a plank has been removed from a table and the bus shelter has graffiti. Jim Connor has agreed to make repairs and will contact Andy McLintock for advice.
NP volunteers are expected on 1 November to repair the Willow Tunnel.
Working Groups / Projects
Paths and Access
This group continues to grow and remains very active.
Historic Kilmun / Argyll Mausoleum Ltd (AML)
Revenues from visitors are continuing to showing growth.
Catherine requested that the Trust write in support of the campaign to keep Struan Lodge open. This was agreed and Dinah will action.
Jan Henderson had expressed an in interest in becoming a Director of the Trust. After discussion, this was agreed and Jan will be nominated to the Board at the AGM.
Dates of next meetings
The next Board meeting will be the AGM which will be held at Uig hall on Wednesday 21 September at 20:00 and will be preceded by a BBQ at 19:00.
The next regular Board Meeting will be held at Uig Hall on Tuesday 18 October at 19:30
The next Area Network meeting will be in Lochgoilhead on Wednesday 19 September at 19:00
The annual Community Partnership will be held in Drymen on Saturday 5 November
The 2016 Scottish Rural Parliament will be held in Brechin from 6th to 8th November.