R. Davidson (Chair), G. Brown,
C. Taylor, and latterly Leslie and I Massie
- Non-Members Present
Inspector S Pratt, Sergeant Lynn Brown, ‘A’
Councillor P Johnston, Norma Dougall (Minutes Secretary) and latterly‘A’
Councillor J Gifford,
John Thomson (Vice Chair), S
Andrew, J Boughey, B McPetrie and D Reville.
Member Co-option –
deferred to next meeting.
- Minutes of Previous Meeting (20th November
Minutes proposed by Gordon and seconded by
Colin, with all members in agreement.
- Police Report:
Pratt stated that since his last attendance there were no problems to
report. He informed us that he had met with all the Councillors in his
catchment area after the elections and intended to do so on a six monthly
basis so that any queries could hopefully be resolved before they became
- Road repairs are not being done.
Barthol Chapel Matters
Some issues still to be
discussed between new BCCA officials and TCC.
A.C.Local Members Report
Paul Johnston said he has had ‘Roads
Dept’ out regarding Barthol Chapel; however they couldn’t find any
significant problem – Paul to press to have channels dug. Paul also
stated he would arrange a meeting regarding the School as soon as the
Headmaster returns (off sick at moment)
Reporting on ISC meeting re
Trump application, it had gone initially for a deferral 9-5 favouring
this, however it then went to a vote ‘Motion for deferral against
rejection’ casting vote was made by Chair. Scottish Government have now
called in application even though decision had already been taken.
In Ellon they have had a Planning Model by the
Princes Trust (on behalf of Scotia Homes) this can be seen in a shop
window in Neil Ross Square – it shows Houses- Dev Land- Hotels etc –
the way forward to show Local people what can be done in their area.
Matters Arising from Minutes
– There is to be a meeting before the final submission – meeting is
trying to be arranged for 13 December 07.
Car Parking Opposite School – Work
to be completed before end of Feb 08.
All Weather Court – 2
lights now ok, 2 still to be seen to – Colin has seen electrician, work
to be done soon
Mackie Ave. Affordable Housing
Community Newsletter (TBC
News) –Next deadline. Friday
17th February 2008 - articles, etc. to be sent to Moira Allan, 36 Bede
Way, Tarves, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hut (Zone 98) – Confirmation of
insurance arrangements awaited, also grant applications from Area Top-Up.
Arranging for Neil Ironside to attend future meeting to update. C.T
School Extension – AC
local members to lobby for this to be prioritised as a matter of urgency,
due to the condition of the Horsa hut building. No Progress
reportedfrom Cllrs Gifford, Hendry and Loveday. Johnstonhas
requested action from Director of Education.
School Nursery – Storage
container now in place. Extra costs incurred due to the ramp, Councillor
P. Johnston is monitoring this.
vandalised - Glass replaced
with perspex. which recent high wind has affected.
- to be completed soon Action DR, IM.
Tarves Website – Being
updated – contact Paul Johnston.
Noticeboards – Braiklay Ave
Mid Formartine Members
Outstanding business - Ythsie, School Extension, Roads Repairs, Signs,
Prop. Updates required monthly.
Colin Taylor had a meeting with Beth (she deals with children up to age of
5 years and is also involved
with lone parent families) She reported that there is a waiting list in
Meldrum for places , she is trying to get placements in surrounding areas
(2-3 at a time) so that the families would stay. He also reported that two
of the helpers Amanda Elrick and Iona Geddes (originally Youth Worker in
Meldrum Academy) have been nominated to attend ‘Aberdeenshire Young
Quality Scot 2008’ We send them our heartiest congratulations on the
Unfortunately The Hut are losing Community
Worker Euan Lashmar, we would like to thank him for all his assistance and
hard work and wish him all the best in the future. The post has been
advertised, with interviews taking place in December, hopefully starting
new person in January 08.
Roads, Paths and Signs
re road edges becoming unsafe, partly due to regular Quarry traffic
from/to Ardlethen. Also reports of speeding tipper lorries on this road
– Chair spoke to Inspector Pratt who suggested we write to lorry company
involved and also Inspector Mike McDonald (his dept) Bob writing also
regarding B999 and roundabouts at Meldrum – re – using lockblock
Smiddyhill/Cairnbrogie crossroads – Sign
will be erected here to depict Oldmeldrum, but no signs for Tarves from
Oldmeldrum incl. By-pass - Chair to query. - Councillors present have been
asked to push for this. PJ & JG
Disabled spaces in Square – Roads
dept. are assessing provision currently.
Potholes in Square etc – Chair
to write to AC Chief Executive.
Streetlights still to be repaired – Tree
White Lines –
Councillor Gifford explained these issues and also different proposals
were in front of Council still had to be discussed – He would keep us
Shethin Area –
to respond querying the method of action by the Reporter and the
inaccuracies in his report. Copy concerns to Alex Salmond and register CC’s
disappointment at the lack of a timeous response. Bob to write to Stewart
Ythsie/B999 junction – Chair
requested Mid Formartine members to progress this and other issues
at Ythsie – Action from Johnston and Hendry, Gifford in agreement with
this, No Response from Loveday. More
action needed PJ, JG, AH.
AC Insurance for CC’s info. – Paul
to review and report.
Community Planning – David to review
– Bob contacted SW re green pumping station. This is not yet adopted.
Agreed to request screening and mention road flooding. Action –
Western Peripheral Route/B999.
Aberdeen Scotch Meat Factory
Planning Appeal. – Decision -
Bob wrote to Alan Bell re-
polling places - response would be received in due course.
Questionnaire from the Chief
Fire Officer – Chief Officer Dalziel
The Scottish Government
– Seminar on Planning Modernisation – Mon 15 Jan – Tues 18 Feb 08 at
E- Democracy Scotland
– Conference at Holyrood
– E,L&L re (Harmonies of Charges for Facilities) letter arrived too
late for Nov consultations (dated 20.11.07)
Bob writing to try and have Barthol Chapel
made an exception for charges.
Keith Crichton – Letter of
resignation- Chair to write thanking him for service over the last few
years. It is hoped that he will continue to keep us up to date with
Den Of Keithfield – No
- Aberdeen Arms House in Car Park –-
- Blacksmith Yard, Tarves
– Granted- Surface water to sewer instead of soakaways.
- 16 Mackie Crescent, Tarves –Full
Planning permission for Conservatory – no comments
- Raxton Farm, Tarves
–Installation of Container housing Biomass Boiler and Woodstore and
Enclosure Fencing – no comments
- Mains of Tolquhon Steading
– plans going to committee with one lay-by – requiring two lay-bys and
turning point – awaiting decision.
Request Mid Formartine
members to take action. _ Chair asked Councillors to investigate repairs.
Village enhancement grant – Dick/Sam
to apply for this.
South Ythsie Landraise -
Concern re method of working – no area appears to be being completed –
- Bob writing to Ellon Plant.
Last but not least, dog fouling – PLEASE
clear up after your dog.
Prop of Ythsie – Maintenance
– NO PROGRESS
Next Meeting on Tuesday 15th January 2008 in
Tarves School, at 7.00pm.
Community Council Meetings are
always open to the public.