Bob Davidson (Chair), John Thomson (Vice Chair), Gordon Brown, Keith Crichton, Sam Andrew, Ian Massie,
Non Members present
Johnston, Emma Cameron (Minute Secretary), Morag Shaw (Reporter - Ellon Times).
David Leslie, Linda Mackie (Secretary), Jim Mennie (Barthol Chapel Rep).
Minutes of Previous Meeting (15th June 2004)
Item 1, under
Councillors report, (all weather court) should indicate that care and maintenance by Landscape Services was a
proposed for approval subject to the above amendment, by Gordon and seconded by Sam, with all members in
Lights Still awaiting formal hand over of the lights, Dick to speak to David Presley.Formartine setting up a lights swapping option for villages, John to pursue.
Recycle Site Continue to look for funding.
Scotia Homes Aberdeenshire Council has adopted maintenance for OakwoodParks open and
landscaped areas. It was noted that it has taken Scotia ten years to reach an agreement.
Rural Development No confirmation of response received.
Dog Bins no up date, Tree Road seems
Dog Walk In hand.Thanks
to Mr Cook for topping the Dog Walk.
Braiklay Crossroads There was an accident at Braiklay Crossroads
on 12th June 04, however, it was not possible to get a copy of the accident report.The only detail available was that the driver failed to stop.Paul
to continue to follow up.
Bakery The owner is currently in discussions with Planning
Services.It was suggested that the current owner should contact
the Heritage Group for photographs of how the Bakery used to look.The
Chimney Cans on the Bakery have been removed and the owner does not know by whom.Paul to find out if any essential repairs were requested by Aberdeenshire.
Street Lights Bob has been in contact with the lighting
department.The lights outside the school are on a timer which has
SkatePark No update.
Rights of Appeal Bob drafted a response, pass to Sub-committee,
need to be submitted by end of the month.
Brae There is a possibility that a further application will be lodged for a dwellinghouse on this site.
Police Matters (no police present)
parked in Square - Police do not have any interest as the owner claims the vans are awaiting repair and they
are taxed and MOTd Bob has drafted a letter to the occupier at the former Watsons garage on Tree road
who is responsible for the vans currently parked permanently in the square to ask him to find alternative
parking for them.The content was agreed by the other members..
Barthol Chapel Matters
In Jims absence it was reported that the verges on approaches and
sign areas had been cut.On the approach from St Katherines the
signs are now visible
All weather court It has been agreed that until the matter is
resolved over responsibility of the court, Landscape Services will carry out essential maintenance in the
interim.Repairs to the wire have been carried out and the gates
are back on.Flood lights are a separate issue.
Bus Shelter Paul circulated drawings, 3 parking spaces from the
Square would be lost.Bob asked Paul if he would enquire whether
Double Decker Buses were essential on the 290/291 route.Paul
advised that there were concerns over overcrowding on the buses coming out of Aberdeen at peak times.Where the bus waits if ahead of time was also an issue and concern for residents was also expressed.
Bob to find out from adjacent property owners if they would object to single deck buses using a new stop
opposite the Aberdeen Arms with the proviso that waiting time would be limited to 10 minutes max.
20mph This is on schedule for outside the school.
Rename Rural Roads To be discussed at the next meeting.Suggest Tarves Heritage Group have input in this.Agenda
item for next meeting.
Housing Project was reported in the Press.
Code of Conduct All Committee Members to read through this for
Safety Next meeting 25/8/04.
Formartine Partnership held at Kingscliff, John unable to attend.
Council Forum Meeting will be held in Tarves on 8/9/04, venue not yet known.
Local Planning Meeting - Community Councils, Councillors
and other interested parties to be held in early September. No details yet.
Roads, Paths and Signs
Weeds at the side of roads have now been sprayed.
TolquhonCastle road pothole has now been filled in and tree growth trimmed.Bob
to follow up on the issue of passing places.
Road Closed Blair Smiddy to Cairnbrogie for 2 weeks 9/8/04 25/8/04, John to post up notice in hall.
Road resurfaced. Tree Road pavement in budget for next year.
Burst water main at Braiklay Cross Roads, Scottish Water did respond
Noticeboard Bob to follow up.
Bob Contacted M Andrew via Email regarding the dead trees in Mackie Crescent, Awaiting
Globe Inn - The issue was raised as to whether the Banners put up by
the pub required planning permission.It is understood that this
has already been reported to the Planning Authority.
Roselea, 8 Kirk Brae Planning application to erect a fence and
shed.No CC comments.
Hillhead of Tulloford, Oldmeldrum Planning application for an
extension/alteration to dwelling house.No CC comments.
6 Old Aberdeen
application for extension/alteration to dwelling house.No CC
10 Old Aberdeen
application for extension/alteration to dwelling house.No CC
South Auquorthies, Oldmeldrum Planning application for replacement of Old Dutch Barn.No
Literature from Nuaire Home Ventilation Solar Gain Roof Tiles.
Third Party Appeal Draft letter read out by Bob.TPRA may be dropped and be replaced with a more thorough review of the process of planning
applications. Letter to be submitted by end of month.
Notice of Local Plan inquiry.
Grampian Police Annual Report.
Leaflets on Anti-Social Behaviour.
Brochure for Christmas Lights.
Invite to the opening of the new Scottish Parliament Bob to check
Linda to complete the Association of Community Council Survey.
Scotia Homes Letter confirming Local Authority adopting OakwoodPark area from 12/7/04.
Smoking in Public Places Scottish Executive holding Regional
Seminars.Aberdeen seminar will be held on 26/8/04.CC will discuss at next
meeting and any member of the public wishing to comment should contact a CC member or are welcome to attend.
Sports Council Newsletter passed to Ian.
FormartinePartnershipTown and Village Enhancement Grant Scheme Dick considering.
Aberdeenshire Council Public Performance Report 2002/2003.
AberdeenshireCouncilDraftHousingLand Audit currently not critical.CC will have to discuss whether
land should be considered in Tarves and how many houses.How much
of the land surrounding the village that residents would like to see developed.
Out of Hours Medical Services in Grampian, Information and
Consultation Process.Linda to speak to John regarding petition
concerning G Docs.Agreed that CC should respond along the same
lines as Ellon CC, to express concerns.Bob to follow up.
Aberdeenshire Community Learning and Development Strategy Keith
to have quick review and pass to Bob.
Local Plan Timetables.
An idea to put railings around the Prop was discussed.Currently there is a wire fence which is not ideal; however, there is a possibility of funding through
Aggregates Levy.Currently hedges have been planted and if
landscaped could fall under the remit of the local Authority.A
new period door is also needed. Flood lighting would be difficult due to power not available and the
possibility of light pollution being caused.A flag pole was also
suggested as there had been one there previously.Any improvements
to the Prop were viewed as a good idea.
The Trees in Pringle Avenue are being
suffocated by the Ivy and this needs to be addressed. Paul will liaise with Aberdeenshire.
The Judges from Scotland in bloom have
not yet been in touch which suggests that Tarves is not moving on to the next stage of the competition.Thanks goes to Jon Davidson who helped out on the judging day by providing shelter and towels.
Concerns were expressed on the effectiveness of the current Village
Orderly.Bob to contact Raymond Reid.
The Councils latest weed killing activity saw a number of residents
plants suffering from the weed killer drifting into their gardens. Bob to contact Graham Waters.
Date of Next Meeting is Tuesday 17th August 2004 at in TarvesSchool.Community Council meetings are always open to the public.