Annan Common Good Fund Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Time:
6:00pm
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, Annan

Attendance Details

Members:
Ian Carruthers (Chairman)-Annandale South
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
Officials:
Jamie Ferguson - Community Development and Empowerment Manager
Alison Fergusson - Area Committee Administrator
Apologies:
John Bonner - Community Council Representative
Alan Kay - Community Council Representative
Sean W Marshall - Annandale South
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

3 Members,1 Community Council Representative present and 3 Apologies

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Richard Brodie declared an interest in item 5 - Asset Repairs Quay, Annan by virtue of his association with the group but determined that his interest was such that he would not leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 
3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 27 APRIL 2016

Decision

 

AGREED

 
4 ANNAN COMMON GOOD FUND - UPDATE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON HAAF NETTING AND COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF FISHING LICENCES - REPORT BY COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Decision

 

4.1    NOTED the progress of the compensation claim to Marine Scotland for loss of fishing rights and REMITTED to Community Development and Empowerment Manager to write a strongly worded letter to Marine Scotland requesting the compensation claim for loss of fishing income be actioned as soon as possible;

 

4.2     AGREED the continuation of support to scientific research as detailed in paragraph 4.4 of the report; and

 

4.3    REQUESTED that Marine Scotland work with the Environment Agency  to consider fishing rights in the River Annan and River Eden SAC in parallel and apply the same fishing conditions to both.

Service Manager Area Framework Annandale & Eskdale
5 ANNAN COMMON GOOD FUND - ASSET REPAIRS QUAY, ANNAN HARBOUR - COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Decision

 

5.1    NOTED the progress on the repair actions detailed in paragraphs 3.6 and 3.7 of the report; and

 

REQUESTED

 

5.2    that a report  be presented  to a future  Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee on the ownership and legal responsibility for Annan Harbour.

Director Economy Environment and Infrastructure
6 FINANCIAL PLAN 2016/2017 AND FORECAST OUTTURN FOR 2015/16 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT

Decision

 

DEFERRED to request an explanation from Finance of the capital balances and any other balances for Annan Common Good  and to produce further options for  the investment of capital sum to obtain a higher rate of interest.

 

Devolved Finance Manager
7 ANNAN COMMON GOOD FUND - APPLICATION FOR FUNDING - REPORT BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT MANAGER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

7.1     the budget position as detailed in and Appendix 2 of the report;

 

AGREED

 

7.2      not to award funding to ACGF92 Lockerbie and District Music Society; and

 

7.3     to place a moratorium on future funding applications until Annan Common Good Funds' financial position is clarified.
 

 
8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

 Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.