Annan Common Good Fund Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Time:
6:00pm
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, Annan

Attendance Details

Members:
Richard Brodie (Chairman)-Annandale South
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Henry McClelland-Annandale South
John Bonner-Community Council Representative
Alan Kay-Community Council Representative
Officials:
Stuart Hamilton - Ward Manager Annandale East and Eskdale
Derek Hextall - Ward Officer Lochar Ward
Jaime Nicholson - Ward Officer Annandale South
In attendance:
John Warwick - River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board
Apologies:
Sean W Marshall - Annandale South
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

3 Members present, 2 Community Council representatives, 1 Apology,

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 30 AUGUST 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 ANNAN COMMON GOOD FUND - PROCEDURE FOR ALLOCATION OF HAAF NET LICENCES, ASSESSMENT VALUE AND FEES FOR 2018 SEASON - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1     the consultation undertaken and feedback received on the existing Procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences as detailed at paragraph 3.2 and 3.4 of the report;

 

4.2    and welcomed the decision by the Scottish Assessors Association, as detailed in paragraphs 4.3 and 4.4, to zero rate the rateable value of the Stake and Poke nets resulting in a saving of £3,384 to Annan Common Good Fund for 2018;

 

AGREED

 

4.3      to adopt and implement the Procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences for the 2018 fishing season as detailed in the Appendix 2 of the report; and

 

4.4     to set the 2018 Haaf Net Licence Fee at £41.50 and Sea Trout only Licence Fee at £25 (both inclusive of VAT).
 

5 ANNAN COMMON GOOD FUND - UPDATE ON COMPENSATION CLAIM TO MARINE SCOTLAND FOR LOSS OF FISHING LICENCE INCOME - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

5.1     NOTED the letter received from Marine Scotland in Appendix 3 of the report; 

 

5.2     CONSIDERED the options outlined in paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 of the report; and

 

5.3     AGREED to instruct  Officers to engage with Legal Services to seek a view on the decision taken by Marine Scotland and to determine any legal avenues that could be pursued.

6 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.