Minutes of Meeting April 15, 2012
15/04/14 12:07 Filed in: Minutes
Kintore and District Community Council
Meeting - 7pm 15 April 2014 in Kintore School
Community Councillors Lesley Monaghan (Chair), Ann Marston, Joan Thomson, Sheila Gray and Kenny Thomson (notetaker)
Douglas Milne, Garioch Area Manager Susan Adams, Aberdeenshire Council, Area Project Ofﬁcer for Kintore Townhouse
and Fountain Project
The Chair welcomed all to the meeting
Councillors Cullinane and Hood. Drew Cullinane. Brian & Gloria Johnstone.
No pre-meeting Report had been received, nor was there Police representation at the Meeting.
Douglas Milne introduced Susan Adams as being the person tasked with facilitating the upgrade of Kintore Townhouse and the Fountain which stands in front of it. Susan circulated an information sheet which she had prepared ahead of the meeting and summarised its content.
Of speciﬁc interest were:- a sum of £97,616 had been made available from Council budgets for the work; Historic Scotland would play a part in the decision making relative to any alterations; the work is expected to be carried out between August and October this year; possible uses would need to be identiﬁed; a consultation group would be formed, involving members of Kintore community.
Susan further advised of the involvement of Malcolm Fraser, Architects based in Edinburgh. It is considered essential that a lift be installed to take users/visitors to the top floor, which is not possible, for disabled persons in particular, at the present time.
Discussion continued around possible uses (e. g. a museum) and all to be progressed through the consultation group and public consultations.
MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING held on 18 March 2014.
The Minute was approved by Kenny Thomson and Seconded by Ann Marston.
MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTE
Brian had e-mailed ideas for giveaways. Following discussion, it was decided not to purchase any, due to the fact we have to ﬁnd finance to support the Firework Display which we agreed to sponsor.
Lochburn Drive tidy up. Kenny and Ainslie Reid cleared the area of bushes and small trees and it has been treated with weedkiller. Sponsorship will be required for ground cover and chuckies.
Kintore Summer Festival. Brian has written to Inverurie Medical Practice regarding future NHS provision for Kintore.
Brian has also written to Ken McEwan, with a request for an entry to be put on the kintore.org website, regarding ﬂy tipping at East Park.
Joan reported a balance of £826 and that a copy of the Financial Statement had been sent to Aberdeenshire Council for the annual Admin Grant.
She is also working on the Invoices for this years’ ﬂoral displays.
Still only 1 evening session per week, with a Youth Forum meeting once a fortnight. Volunteer base increasing slowly.
No planning matters notiﬁed to the Committee.
ABERDEENSHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE
Councillor Ford spoke brieﬂy about the latest situation regarding re-opening of Kintore Railway Station, which is not imminent!
No matters raised
Brian to prepare and submit a report to the editor.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - 20 May