Community Council Minutes 28th March 2019

FURNACE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

NOTES OF MEETING OF 28th March 2019

PRESENT: L Syed (Chair), P Whale, R Tott, V Whale

ALSO PRESENT: Hazel Gray, Mark Boyd, Dougie Smylie, A Campbell, L Mackellar, K Mackellar, Karen Baird, M MacIntyer, Tom Lewis (Breedon), Martin Kenny (Breedon)

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENSE: Sharon MacInnes

ALSO ABSENT: Councillor Douglas Philand   Martin Wilson (Police Scotland)

The council thanks Breedon for sending representatives to the meeting following concerns raised at previous Community Council meetings. Breedon confirmed that lorries start at 9.30am on Sundays. They are looking to re-plant trees to dampen the noise. The speakers currently in use late in the evenings will be replaced by quieter alternatives.

Tom thought it reasonable to contribute towards the Furnace Christmas party. Martin suggested a tour of the quarry, possibly before the next community mtg on 23rd May.

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Salt spreader has now been purchased. It was agreed that volunteers would be required to use the spreader and a call out put in the September Furnace Press and on Facebook. A suitable storage would be needed.

No contact has been possible regarding the Christmas Lights.

TRESURERS REPORT

Bank balance £1014.70p

POLICE

The 40 speed limit signs have been tampered with on A83.  People advised to take photos so these could be submitted to the police.

AOB

Looking for co-opted members to join the council. Hazel Grey was co-opted onto the council.

Wednesday 17th April designated Furnace Village Clean-up Day which will be a school and village joint venture.

The council backs the school pupils request to do something about the dog mess around the village, including a request for a dog-poo bin.

WIND FARM GRANT

The SCIO can apply for up to £7000 grant for a community initiative. A suggestion was made for a Green Gym. This will be costed out.

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 23rd May 7.30pm in Furnace Village Hall. This meeting will be publicised in Everything Furnace Facebook page, the Furnace Website and posters around the village.

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