Stewartry Area Committee (Community) Minutes

Date:
Monday 13 January 2014
Time:
6:30pm
Place:
Town Hall, Castle Douglas

Attendance Details

Members:
Rob Davidson (Chairman) - Abbey
Davie Stitt (Vice-Chairman) - Abbey
Ian Blake - Abbey
Finlay Carson - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Tom A McAughtrie - Abbey
George N Prentice - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Colin Wyper - Dee
Officials:
John Enos - Service Manager Area Framework Stewartry
In attendance:
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Colin Smyth - Nith
Gavin Stevenson - Chief Executive
Apologies:
Brian Collins - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

 9 Members present, 1apology

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

 
3 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY BUILDING THE LOCAL ECONOMY DRAFT BUDGET 2014-15 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Decision

 

AGREED to hold a community consultation session at this meeting as part of the Council’s agreed budget process and that the information collected at the meeting, as shown in the Appendix, would be included with the overall consultation feedback to be made available to all Members on 24 January 2014. 

Policy and Performance Advisor - Donna

4 PUBLIC FORUM

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1     Dalbeattie Community Initiative Chairman informed the committee that the initiative had joined the Development Trust Association. He also detailed the activities the initiative undertook in 2013, some of which are detailed below: 

  • Securing £241,000 of funding for Dalbeattie
  • Renewal public pontoons at Kippford
  • Charity shop / public information point
  • Involvement in Walking Festival, Hard Rock Challenge and, website and initiatives

4.2      query from member of the public on why the Council are spending £1.5 million on overtime when they are making cuts and members' response that reduction in staff numbers has meant that overtime working may be required but that management of staff and overtime were being reviewed.

 
5 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.

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
3 Action by Policy and Performance Advisor - Donna - Consultation informed the budget process