R. Davidson (Chair), John Thomson (Vice Chair), D
Reville (Treasurer), B McPetrie, D Leslie, D Beattie, I Massie and
- Non-Members Present
Councillors J Gifford, A Hendry, J Loveday and Norma Dougall (Minutes
S Andrew, G Brown, C Taylor, Inspector Pratt and
Councillor P Johnston
D.Beattie was welcomed as a new
member of the C.C.
Minutes of Previous Meeting (11th December 2007)
- Member co-option
Minutes proposed by David Leslie and seconded by Ian, with all members
stated they now have new chair, still to appoint Secretary.
Still problems with roads in response to letter written Stewart
McFarlane has replied re-surfacing and kerbs to be done by March.
Water pouring downhill still to be resolved
A.C.Local Members Report
Barthol Chapel Matters
Application for wind turbines at Methlick site visit to be
arranged. In response to letter sent regarding Polling Places this is
to be raised at next Council meeting we will be kept updated
Matters Arising from Minutes
to be a meeting before the final submission this has been
finalised we will be updated soon
Mackie Ave. Affordable Housing
Work to be completed before end
of Feb 08. (Weather has delayed work)
- Car Parking Opposite School
2 lights now ok, 2 still to be seen to
Colin has seen electrician, work to be done soon still to do
Community Newsletter (TBC News) Next deadline. Friday
17th February 2008 - articles, etc. to be sent to Moira Allan, 36 Bede
Way, Tarves, or email@example.com
- All Weather Court
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 Councillors at meeting are aware of situation this is
still with Property and we have asked if they could push on.
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. This work is now imminent.
Melvin Hall - to be completed soon Action DR, IM.
Tarves Website Being updated contact Paul Johnston.
Noticeboards Braiklay Ave Recently
Mid Formartine Members
Updates required monthly.
Roads, Paths and Signs
Concern re road edges
becoming unsafe, partly due to regular Quarry traffic from/to
Ardlethen. Also reports of speeding tipper lorries on this road.
Road Diversions protocol (Following RTA) Chair has written to
Inspector Mike McDonald and also Traffic Dept to see if traffic could be
diverted to better roads especially regarding B999 and A947. Also
mention dangerous state of roundabouts that use lockblock such as
Smiddyhill/Cairnbrogie crossroads Sign will be erected
here to depict Oldmeldrum, but no signs for Tarves from Oldmeldrum
incl. Response stated no sign for Tarves at Chain Lodge as road doesnt
lead direct to Tarves.
Disabled spaces in Square Roads dept. are assessing
provision currently.-still waiting to hear.
Potholes in Square etc Chair to write to AC Chief Executive.
Streetlights still to be repaired Tree Road.- E-mail
received works order has been raised Bob now getting in touch re 1
S.Gov. Consultations on Planning, Enforcement and
Development Management - Bob drafting response
to respond querying the method of action by the Reporter and the
inaccuracies in his report. Copy concerns to Alex Salmond and
register CCs disappointment at the lack of a timeous response.
Bob to write to Stewart Stevenson.
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, Councillors asked to chase up
AC Insurance for CCs info. Paul
to review and report.
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.
Reply received to Public question Didnt answer the question
asked. Comprehensive answer from FAC awaited
Access Forum making roads etc
Leaflet from Richard Baker MSP on congestion
Aberdeenshire Public Performance Report (B McPetrie reviewing)
Scottish Water leaflet lagging pipes
Seminars in Edinburgh 21/01/08 E-Democracy for Scotland and
Building Affordable Homes.
Aberdeen Scotch Meat Factory
Planning Appeal. Decision -
Planning Matters (1)
David Beattie declared an
interest in this application which was clear and substantial. In
line with normal CC procedure it was agreed to deal with this item
after he had left the meeting.
Den Of Keithfield New Plans being sent with more info.
Aberdeen Arms House in Car Park - Reporter stated Dry Dash to
be used also confirmed that the yellow Monocouche render should not
be used in Tarves CA.
Mains of Tolquhon Steading Councillors had reminded Planners
at FAC of the need for 2 lay-bys awaiting decision.
The Old Hall, Barthol Chapel, AC web site stated no
representation from CC yet we have reply from Planning confirming
5 Bede Way, Tarves Alt and Ext no comment
Steading, Craigdam outline permission for dwelling house
although against policy, members did not object, subject to a safe
access being provided.
North Flobbets amended design to dwelling house no
Crinan. 13 Duthie Road, Tarves Sun Lounge no comment
Mosshead Steading Planners recommended refusal approved
by FAC with conditions on traditional materials to be used in extension.
Bede House -
Mid Formartine members to take action. _ Chair asked Councillors to
investigate repairs budget.
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.
Recycling Centre- rubbish being left in bags (household)
phone waste awareness to have removed please note if traceable
fines will be incurred
Prop of Ythsie Maintenance NO PROGRESS
Last but not least,
dog fouling it has been brought to the C.C. attention that this is
on the increase Dog Wardens Number Maureen Adam
01467-628683 Mobile 07771 941982. Again as in the last item if you
can be identified YOU WILL BE REPORTED and a fine will be
then left the meeting
Planning Matters 2
Bede House, replace roof in slate to match existing
The above minutes were approved at TCC meeting on Tuesday 12th February
2008 in Tarves School.
Robert P. Davidson.
Community Council Meetings are always open to the Public.