DickReville, JimMennie, and Councillor PaulJohnstonfor having to leave early.
Minutes of Previous Meeting (16th March 2004)
were proposed for approval by Samand seconded by John, with all members in agreement.
Lights Waiting on a formal response from D Presly regarding the handing over of the Christmas Lights.
waiting for funding for the screening fence around the recycle bin site.
Homes Landscape services near to agreement with Scotia Homes re. honouring their agreement to bring
Oakwood Park open areas up to standard for them to adopt.Bobhas had no direct response from Scotia
Homes to date.
Development. - Formartine Partnership held a meeting and have
submitted comments. Community Councils to submit responses by 21st
April 04.Bobto submit comments asap.
Local Plan Advertised 6 weeks for objections.TCC put in regular
objections.Bobsuggested putting in objections formally
regarding Conservation Area guidelines etc. and drainage in settlements via soakaways. All agreed Bobto submit response.
Bins Gordonrequested a Dog Bin for Tree Road.Gordonto follow up in a month.
was raised over buses being parked at the corner of Tree Road.
Walk Lindato follow up on this.
was not clear if the broken windows at the Bakery had been reported to the Police.Bobwill follow this up with the Police.No Police present at the meeting.
Barthol Chapel Matters
Chapel thanks to Paulas signs are now in place.
successful consultation meeting was held concerning the change of use for the Kirk to multi-purpose hall.
for flowers for tubs are in hand, a request for further tubs was also made.
Association have drafted a letter concerning Bruntstane planning application.Not yet received by the TCC.
Paulconfirmed that Braiklay Crossroads would
be completed, the stop line had now been repainted and signs had also been replaced.Pauladvised that a junction should only have
either 2 stops, 2 give ways or 1 of each.With Braiklay Crossroads
it has 3 variations on a stop and this is not ideal.If the
junction does not appear to be working following these alterations an option to re-align Boolroad will be
considered.Paulalso confirmed that an agreement to
purchase part of the garden of the property on the corner of this junction was in place if necessary to assist
with junction alterations.Concern was expressed that the Keep
Left sign coming up to the junction from Methlick was not clear enough.Cars
had been seen using old road layout.
had been widespread confusion with motorists and Council officials due to the Stop lines being burnt off and
the signs removed by AC staff. This took around two weeks to be rectified, thankfully none of the incidents
caused as a result of these mistakes led to any accidents.
Weather Court JimStevenson, Manager Outdoor Services, hopes to find
money for the repairs in this financial year.He has agreed to
sort out with Recreation where the budget to maintain the court will come from.
of Appeal Planning Consultation Documentation received. This document seeks to give individuals the right to
appeal against Planning Applications already granted. Members to consider and report to next meeting.
Land Audit Currently in the middle of a housing land review, which may consider housing earmarked for 2006
and 2010 be made available for development immediately. Tarves would need to decide if it would be happy to
bring forward development of 15 houses, some affordable, next to Braiklay Croft/Mackie Avenue.Consider Village Plan for Tarves.
Shelter Nothing back, Bobinquired to NeilStewartwith no response.
Bin lid still required for Bin in Square, Paulto ask again!
More broken windows.A letter has been sent to MrThainregarding the safety of the property.
Lights in Square Working intermittently.Paulsuggested that if this is noticed to
report directly to the council.It is easier for Paulto follow this up if the lights are then
Planning permission granted.A formal objection was made by
Environmental Health on perceived noise and suggested a fence to reduce noise to residents.Planners may agree to banking of topsoil around the site. Bobto check that banking will be covered with
Community Safety meeting 31/3/04.Concern
was expressed over young drivers.AlistairStrachanparticularly worried about young drivers
driving around Turriff.The Police were in attendance at
this meeting.Concern was also expressed over the number of signs
at the edge of roads advertising events.The Pass Plus
driving test which allows youngsters to further there driving skills is now subsidised by the council up to
£40.Youngsters achieving this can obtain reduced insurance
costs.The council is taking out radio advertising advising
drivers when to use lights.Keithraised the issue of Braiklay Crossroads, KeithNewtonexpressed concern.AGM of Formartine Community Safety is on 26/5/04at in Tarves School.
-AprilMeldrumNetworkDevelopment Meeting Colinunable to attend.
Roads, Paths and Signs
Duthie Road20mph limit will come before Committee as
a formal objection was made December 03.
repairs to the road around the square are being carried out but not to a very high standard.
No news, coming to Committee, a number of objections to date.
Mackie AvenueSite Little information available.No indication of design.The TCC cannot make comment until
the design is made available, this should be on 11/5/04.
Kirk Lane Requested details of drainage as no
details in the plans.The site is not immediately adjacent to the
public sewage system and a request for the relevant information has already been made to planners. AC have
advised that this info. will not be available to the public or the CC. Due to the prominence of the site and
the unwillingness to supply basic details, letter of representation has been submitted from CC. In addition
there are concerns from the immediate neighbours regarding access and the removal of trees/hedging.Up at Committee next week.
Barthol Chapel Awaiting more information.
of Appeal in Planning Consultation allows for a 3rd party appeal once planning permission has been
granted.This could cause delay in the planning system, however,
could ensure that planning is granted with greater care.Written
responses are required by 30th July 04, decide at next meeting.
Scottish Community of the year 2004 Passed to Lindafor attention.
of Scottish Community Councils Survey on Community Planning, is
Community Planning working in your area, - Passed to Lindafor attention.
Application Dunardy, Craigdam. Plans circulated, no comments made.
Application Hill Cottage, BalgoveOldmeldrum. Plans circulated, no
to Amenities Group JohnScott, 7 Gordon Place, concerning use of Old Aberdeen Roadand possibility of damage to the old
bridge.A tractor is regularly being driven along Old Aberdeen Roadwhich is churning up the track.He has agreed to use a quad bike instead until he gets his licence in approximately 2 months. The
Bridge dates back to 16th Century and should be protected.Keithto approach SandySleigh(owner of adjacent land) to ascertain if
he could supply stones to provide support for bridge approaches.
application, Tanglewood, Craigdam No comments made.
receipt over response Kirk Brae.
for Rural Development Consultation draft passed to John, Bobto respond.
Mail moving to single deliveries.
Report passed to Linda
to Mobile Library times.
- Individuals 60 and over may qualify for assistance with heating installation or heating upgrade depending on
Partnership meeting on Thursday 23rd April 2004.Johnto attend.Ask about possible funding for bridge at Old Aberdeen Road.
Date of next meeting is Tuesday 18th May 2004at in Tarves School.
Community Councilmeetings are always open to the public.