J. Crowden, E. Geddes, M. Cormack, A. Swanson, W. Swanson, I. Calder, A. Hill, A. MacDonald (H. C. Councillor), G. Calder (Press).
I. Moodie, G. Firth, D. Swanson.
2/ MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING AND MATTERS ARISING FROM THEM.
The minutes of the last meeting held on 21st September 2004 were read and agreed as a true record.
BTCV. Work had been carried out on the path to the Quarry face, also roundabouts in Car Park attended to. Soil to go to the West End of Village.
Scottish Water: Quality of water. Keep complaining.
BT Phone Box closures. Although no objections to closures in our area, it was felt that where mobile reception is poor, closure should be re-considered. Friday,22nd October last date for objections.
3/PROPOSED NEW BASKETBALL/ SPORTS AREA.
If this project is to go ahead, it will be without the full support of the immediate neighbours. No actual price has been obtained. Funding also an issue. Decision to be taken next month.
4/VILLAGE OFFICER UPDATE.
Dog fouling- suggested, warden could put in an evening appearance.
Action A.M, I.M.
5/CASTLEHILL HARBOUR TRUST.
Meeting on Wednesday 20th October 2004 in the Drill Hall at 7:30pm. Business- the formation of a new Castlehill Harbour Trust.
6/SCOTTISH WATER: WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.
Planning not yet through. Thurso Plant on our area. Wick Plant- concerns about the smell.
Heard nothing from D P Energy.
Letter received were discussed and noted as follows:
Concern was expressed as to why the Trustees of the Traill Hall put the Hall up for sale without informing the public of their intention to do so. Apparently the Trustees, namely Sir Stephen Young, Sheriff Principal Grampian Highlands and Islands and the Reverend James Todd, minister of Olrig Church of Scotland, can make this decision. The Hall has been sitting for several years with no possible use being found for it. However at the moment there does seem to be a more positive scheme afoot the Geo Park. Also the money used to pay the insurance is nearly done. Letter of support to be sent to Hamish Pottinger- Chairman of Traill Hall Committee and to Sheriff Principal Young asking for clarification on reason for sale.
Rapson's Coaches re Saturday Timetable. As Winter timetable had now begun it would have to wait until the spring for a change to be made.
Being no further business the date for the next meeting was set for Tuesday 30th November 2004 at 7:30pm in the Castletown Drill Hall. This will be the Annual General Meeting.
The meeting closed at 22:00hrs.