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MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room

Present:

In the chair

Stan Paterson (Chairperson)

Secretary

Caroline Crawford

Treasurer

Judy Collier

Members present

Beth Cook
Linda Matheson
Christine Kidston
Jim Gardiner

Apologies:

Monika Mackenzie
Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police
Constable David Armitage, Central Scotland Police

In attendance:

Councillor Jim Stalker, Clackmannanshire Council
Alison Muirhead
Lesley Baillie, Clackmannanshire Council

1. Appointments and resignations

Resignation received from Maeve Bain.
The Chair apologised to Councillor Stalker for not congratulating him at the last meeting regarding the election result.

2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 8th May 2012

Approved: Beth Cook
Seconded: Linda Matheson

3. Matters arising from minutes

None not covered under the Agenda.

4. Presentation by Lesley Baillie: Clackmannanshire Corporate Plan Consultation

Lesley gave a short update of the Plan and gave a handout to those present outlining the plan in a shortened version. It was explained that comments could be given by individuals and Community Councils either on paper or on-line. The Chairperson thanked Lesley for coming along and explaining and presenting the Consultation.

5. Treasurer's report

The balance on 22nd August stands at £6,247.43.
The Audited Accounts at the AGM will show all the account balances as at 30th June 2012.

The final report on the Jubilee Garden Party was submitted to Awards for All and we have had confirmation that they are satisfied with the accounting and have now closed the file.

6. Community Police Officers' report

A written report from the Community Police was circulated in their absence.

7. Councillors' Reports

Councillor Sharp submitted a written report in his absence and this was circulated to all members.

Councillor Stalker gave a verbal report and said that the Labour Group were only being consulted on the Corporate Plan now but agreed that they were mainly in agreement with what it contained and will be making their own response. Welfare Reform will mean less money in Clackmannanshire. A decision has been made to buy more housing stock instead of new builds.

At this point politics entered into the report and the Chair told Councillor Stalker that the Community Council were non-political and his report should not contain any political views. Councillor Stalker apologised for this and took on board the comments.

He also gave his apologies for the AGM as he had another commitment.

8. Correspondence

All correspondence was read and actioned as required.

9. Community Woodland

We still don't know who owns the piece of ground on the path by the woodland but Councillor Sharp has agreed to try and find out ownership.

ACTION - LS

10. Dumyat Centre

In his absence Councillor Sharp provided an update on the work being carried out at the Dumyat Centre. The outside of the building is due to be painted in the near future.

11. Menstrie Matters

This current issue has now been printed and will be circulated to all households in the next week. This issue had to be printed by Stirling University at a cost of £528.13. A cheaper printing alternative needs to be found or the possibility of funding to cover the cost of production.

12. Community Council Elections

Only 7 nominations were received by Clackmannanshire Council which was disappointing. We can have a maximum of 14 members and by only having 7 we have just managed to meet the minimum for forming a Community Council. It is hoped that people will put themselves forward at the AGM in October but failing this we will struggle to continue with the Community events that we normally host.

13. Any other business

Members were reminded that the next Joint Community Council meeting will be held in Menstrie on 20th September and it is hoped that some members will come along to that meeting.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.15.

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