Minutes of the meeting of the Killin Community Council held on Tuesday September 13th 2016, in Killin Primary School @ 7.30pm
PRESENT R. Allner, T. Frost, F. Kennedy (chair), C. Grant, C. Campbell, S. Inglis, C. Kemp, G. MacKenzie, Y. Gillies, P.Farquharson.
APOLOGIES F. Chisholm
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE Councillor Earl, T. Elliot (community liaison officert, A. Vince and W. Morgan (Acharn biomass plant), C. Worling (biomass project manager), B. Ronald (L.L.T.N.P.) and 2 members of the public.
WELCOME from F.Kennedy.
Minutes of last meeting 12th July had been circulated, read and were approved by C.G. and seconded by R.A.
ACHARN BIOMASS UPDATE
Site became mobile on 15 Aug. Footpath will be reinstated in 4 weeks. Security fencing has been erected. Equipment is to be delivered on 17th Feb., installed 3 April, commissioned in May and finished end of September. It will produce 5.54 megawatts. Staffing will be from March 2017 and full staff by June. Further information re. heat production and access will be available at next K.C.C. meeting. Locals will be recruited where possible and Robertsons, local contractors, may be able to donate some grants locally. M.E. asked about the possibility of work experience and apprenticeships for McLaren High students and this will be investigated. Douglas Willison, neighbour, will be kept informed of progress. E.A.K. will be invited to next meeting.
Both yellow and white to be completed in village in the coming weeks. Tree cutting and new markings at Dochart Bridge to be carried out. F.K. may meet with council rep. re. this.
WATER PRESSURE AND SEWAGE SMELL
Ongoing by T.F. with Scottish Water.
Commission are to be contacted by T.F. regarding proposed Morenish Woodland project.
The road had a stretch resurfaced and stretches chipped but there are still outstanding issues.
Appears to be remedied.
20m.p.h. signs are awaiting update .
The warden is to be asked by F.K. to visit again re. fouling.
3 piece suite has been uplifted from garden but still ongoing issues with 3 unkempt gardens. M.E. will pursue.
SHORT CUT AND CEMETERY
Grass has been cut. Cemetery to be cut every 10 days in season except when bulbs in flower.
Antisocial behaviour – Drugs warrant executed in Tyndrum, 2 persons apprehended for breach of bail conditions relating to domestic incidents, 1 person charged for disturbance at Lochearnhead Games dance.
Road Safety – R.P. officer patrolling trunk roads monitoring speeding motorcyclists.
Thefts – Enquiries into cycle thefts, repeated thefts from N.T. Lawers car park,
Community engagement – School zig zags and crossing monitored. Motorists spoken to re. pavement parking at myrtle Grove and hairdressers. Highland Games and Agricultural Show caused no issues.
Incidents – Police and Killin Mountain Rescue called in Coastgard helicopter to assist in rescue near Tyndrum. Young walker in fluorescent jacket hit by van on Ardeonaig road received only minor injury.
Finances from 1-4-15 to 31-3-16 have been audited and were approved by C.K. and seconded by E.G.
Electricity for the park incurs a standing charge of approx. £100 annually and K.C.C. do not use it. Talks to be had with games and show committees.
TRUNK ROAD EMERGENCY SIGN BOXES
Boxes have been located in key places between Callander and Tyndrum to enable quick road closure information to be given in emergencies. This has proved very successful and is to be rolled out in other areas. A successful result from co-operation between Councillor Earl, Police, Bear Scotland, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre, Strathfillan and Killin Community Councils.
Rural A.G.M in Callander on 23 Sep – C.G. hopes to attend.
20 m.p.h. flashing lights have timer fault which will hopefully be replaced this week. M.E. to deal.
New D.R.T. services were introduced 1 Aug. Leaflets in library and News First.
New waste collection rolled out in 8 week period from Sep 5.
Hands-on boxes of WW1&WW2 artefacts can be borrowed from Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ museum.
Frailty unit, discharge lounge and ambulance services presentation at Stirling Hospital on 21 Sep.
Complaints of dog fouling in the amenity area of McPherson Court.
Reports of abandoned caravan in car park below Police are aware.
P.P.G. report – patient transport investigation ongoing. Patients in Killin area to be given appropriately timed appointments at Larbert. Presentation from village to Dr. Syme on his retirement has taken place. Telephone appointments to be between 3 and 4 as far as possible. A trial run of using paramedic in place of locum doctor has taken place and will be assessed.
Reports of littering including broken glass on weekend of 10th in the roundhouse. Council spent considerable time cleaning this up. Police have been asked to monitor.
Ardeonaig school transport is still only a temporary contract till Oct. which is unacceptable to parents and contractor. M.E. will pursue this A.S.A.P. and will contact T.F. Other contracts in the Stirling area have also been poorly dealt with.
The Big Shed has been awarded £10,000 by lotter funding to carry out a feasibility study and consultation regarding a 22mile path along the North side of Loch Tay. This is intended to be for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
C.C. encouraged people to collect minibus tokens from The Courier to win a community minibus.
K.A.T. have applied for a lottery grant for The Mill and hope to know by Christmas. New board members are sought.
A minutes secretary is urgently needed. £30 per session is payable.
The meeting closed at 9.15pm with F.K. thanking everyone for their attendance.
The next meeting will be Nov. 8th @ 7.30pm in the school.