R Davidson (Chair), I Massie, J
Thomson, S Andrew and C Taylor - Late
Arrival B McPetrie
Councillor P Johnston and J Loveday, N Dougall (Minutes Secretary) J Boughey, Sergeant Jim Hume and J Benton (left early)
AC Councillors A Hendry and J
Gifford. D Beattie, D Leslie, D
Reville and Inspector Pratt.
of Previous Meeting (7th October 2008)
Minutes proposed by I Massie and seconded R Davidson
Hume said it has been relatively quiet in our area our designated
Officer is off sick at the moment and Ellon is covering our area. The Police
are asking for the Public to take care on the roads especially at this
time of year and to check your lights etc and also your speed, especially
going in and out of the village and to be aware of the Limits.
read out a Standard Statement with reference to terrorism as living in a
rural area, thefts of fertilizer or anything suspicious to contact the
asked Local Councillor P Johnston to check on drain at verge remainder
of work seems to be complete. However in an accident a lorry came off the
road which resulted in a chunk of the verge being removed resulting in a
drop off the road at a blind corner.
been reported to AC to repair as soon as possible especially with winter
approaching. At the Local Planning meeting there was discussion for more
development in the area. Half at the meeting were for and half against. Feed
back is being sought for peoples reaction so a letter can be sent to the
CC for them to follow up.
Chapel also received Runner-up in the small community category in Formartine
in Bloom. Congratulations.
Arising from Minutes
We have had 7 nominations
We are re-advertising. Forms available from Area Managers office or
Chair had reply from Planning Aid
they were surprised at what had been passed. Chair is writing again To Mr.
Reid for clarification.
Insurance for CCs There has
still been no proper explanation forwarded for this
that CCs are protected from the threat of legal action over Planning app.
Weather Court 3 lights now
ok, 1 still to be seen to - Colin to progress.
Newsletter (TBC News) - articles, etc. to be sent to Moira Allan, 36
Bede Way, Tarves, or email email@example.com.
Chair writing to Robert
Gray regarding how it is to be maintained as no funding has been allocated
in Square to be seen to and remainder checked
Council Area Manager/FAC
Chair has e-mailed Mr. Newton and asked him to clarify the
proceedings/outcome of negotiations re Mains of Tolquhon lay bys. No
Paths and Signs
repairs need to be completed, some areas not been looked at. - temporary
Road, Raxton junction
around Square - Ian to liaise with
local tradesman to see if he would wish to do repairs and get suggestions
for improvements. Graeme Steel AC is seeking feedback from TCC. Ian/Paul to
looked into meant to be a Team allocated to do this- to do
pavement breaking up
Chapel drain and verge
Square Street Lights on going
- Bob to ask for progress report.
all to be
discussed by CC at next meeting
Amenity Group new hanging baskets
Church Youth Hall
Council Draft consultation for
Road Casualty Reduction for NE Scotland to be replied by 28/11/08 B
McPetrie dealing with
Ballot for ASCC Chair returning
Council reply from Raymond Reid
to letter Chair wrote regarding the Installation of Water mains and Pumping
Station Box letter stated matter was closed.
Council Letter stating that at
the development of Redmoss Cottage variation of window decision, this
has now been complied with, the Planning said if they replaced front windows
and garage door remainder could be done later, if this wasnt complied
with in the time scale as agreed it would have to revert to original
hasnt been done Chair writing to ask Inspector to meet and visit site
to discuss how this has been complied with.
received from J. Bentons Solicitor, Peterkins,
because of the lack of detail contained in letter, Chair checked that it had
come from Peterkins. This was confirmed and they asked for the names and
addresses of the people who had complained about the weeds on the site so
they could send letters of apology. Chair to write to Aberdeenshire Council
Insurance Officer enclosing copy of letter and seeking advice how to
respond. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to Peterkins.
replacement garage no comment
concern about stainless steel flue, upvc guttering and exposed steel beam
Chair has checked and it is in Local Plan as in conservation area
formal objection to aforementioned, none to principal of extension..
planning permission for detached dwelling houses with integral garages and
private garden ground.-Chair writing regarding path between Plots also
concern regarding some of the turning areas and parking for vehicles
some specific sites to check if suitable for soakaways also area used
for storage of stone at moment to be re-instated as park land. Commended
use of granite.
1-5 and 7-8 Ythsie, Tarves
FPP New House
8 Tree Road, Tarves
Response from Christine Gore awaited.
Johnston has had no response yet regarding Affordable Housing from Alan
Grant. P Johnston and D Reville had a talk with Braiklay Estate The
opinion was muted that if AC dont progress a mirror image in Mackie
Ave. could be done
Light Replacement Work still out-standing at Braiklay Avenue and Stewart
Crescent will be done to try and find out programme.
J Loveday reported from FAC re charges at Barthol Chapel School
(following TCC letter seeking reduction) and was informed that there would
be an appeal procedure that Councillors can take up there was to be an
element of discretion.
- John Thomson
reported there had been 10 suggestions so far for a new project
including Wind Turbines etc. Once suggestions are all collected they would
be put to the CC to be discussed. It was also discussed at this meeting that
Core paths were a disappointment as it was thought it was quite
about the state of grass in Cemetery, plus damaged wall and also
Mackie Avenue being looked into
progress or help from AC Members agreed land should be considered for
inclusion with the neighbouring Affordable Housing development if no
progress on CC project is made by end of year.
Ave Housing -
said a new project
was to try Smart Meter to keep a check on your fuel costs.
saturated condition of path and dog fouling. CC writing to Environmental
at the Prop
2 e-mails received from Mr
Benton that a meeting he had held regarding his new development had received
100% support, they implied CC should withdraw our response members
agreed not to.
agreed not to correspond with Mr. Benton until such times as we get advice
Highly Commended in the Medium Category. Although it was noted we seem to be
moving away from BLOOMS to re-cycling.
thanks to the Amenities group for all their hard work.
Warden (Maureen Adam) 01467 628683 Mobile 07771 941982
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