Castle Douglas Common Good Fund Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 11 December 2014
Time:
9:30am
Place:
Castle Douglas Customer Service Centre

Attendance Details

Members:
Finlay Carson (Chairman)-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Brian Collins-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Officials:
John Enos - Service Manager Area Framework and CLD Stewartry
Stephen Hinton-Smith - Finance Officer
Nik Lane - Let Property Officer
In attendance:
Jock Purdie - Representative of Castle Douglas Community Council
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

3 Members present and 1 community council representative

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

 
3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 26 FEBRUARY 2014

Decision

 

APPROVED

 
4 PROPERTY IN CASTLE DOUGLAS - REPORT BY ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Decision

 

4.1      NOTED the current use of Common Good properties in Castle Douglas at: 32 St. Andrew Street; 5 St. Andrew Street; Bank House; 3 St. Andrew Street; 212 King Street; and

 

4.2      AGREED that a further report is presented to the sub committee on the feasibility and costs of upgrading the Clock Tower Flat to improve the insulation and heating system to make it suitable for further letting arrangements with the Homelessness Service taking into account the implications of the Listing and Common Good status of the building.

Let Property Officer
5 INVESTMENT STRATEGY - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE

Decision

 

AGREED 


5.1      to consider further changes to the current investment arrangements; and

 

5.2      to remit officers to investigate alternative investment arrangements which would benefit the fund and the people of Castle Douglas such as partnership work with a Registered Social Landlord to invest in social housing for local people and that a further report be presented to this sub committee setting out potential alternative investment arrangements.

Finance Officer - Stephen

6 MONITORING REPORT TO 31 OCTOBER 2014 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE

Decision

 

NOTED

 

6.1      that to date no grants have been made in 2014/15; and

 

6.2      that based on the forecast outturn there is free income of £14,388 that could be distributed.

 
7 APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - REPORT BY HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

7.1      that the free income available for disbursement of grants in the financial year 2014/2015 is £14,388; 

 

AGREED

 

7.2      to award Castle Douglas Playgroup £1,320 for the development of an outside learning environment; and 


7.3      to award the Castle Douglas Development Forum £3,000 for new Christmas lights and Switch On event.

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

Decision

 

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

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
5 Action by Finance Officer - Stephen - Although noted as an action for the Finnace Officer I have no expertise on adviisng on this matter. Agreed with John Enos that he would provide a further report.